Bacteria Churn Out First Ever Petrol-Like Biofuel

Unleaded, diesel or biofuel? This could become the choice at the pump now we can make biofuels that are identical to the petrol we put in our cars, planes and trucks.

Until now, biofuels have been made up of hydrocarbon chains of the wrong size and shape to be truly compatible with most modern engines – they'll work, but only inefficiently, and over time they will corrode the engine. Read more at newscientist.com here.

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