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New Microbe Makes Fuel From CO2 in the Air | MNN - Mother Nature Network


Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, environment, science, society, NewTechnology, climate, new microbe, biofuel, discovery )

Tamara
- 631 days ago - mnn.com
Scientists at the University of Georgia have created a microbe that converts carbon dioxide into biofuel, a discovery that might boost the battle against climate change.



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Dave C. (227)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 8:39 am
this sounds like so much potential for good in many ways......
 

Roger Garin-michaud (114)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 6:40 pm
noted, thanks!
 

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 10:18 pm
I am not sure. Maybe, but the chemical reaction of the conversion of co2 can only be so many different options(finite) and most of them are bad.
 

Frans Badenhorst (560)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 10:59 pm
this just HAVE to be one of the discoveries of the century ??? - thanks for posting Tamara

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Helen Porter (40)
Friday April 5, 2013, 12:43 am
May it be so.

May it be safe.
 

Sherri G. (117)
Friday April 5, 2013, 12:48 am
Very interesting and sounds promising. My only concern is the possible abuse for the need of plants and trees. If Greed Mongers get this microbe they will undoubtedly justify eliminating forests and plants. We have to develop protections against abuse. Thanks Tamara for bringing this to us.
 

Joseph Miller (23)
Friday April 5, 2013, 6:12 am
noted
 

Mike M. (56)
Friday April 5, 2013, 6:21 am
That sound good as long as it does nor interfere with plants
 

Alan Lambert (97)
Friday April 5, 2013, 5:28 pm
Hmmmmmm, one would think they would recreate the natural conditions under the sea by filtering coal exhaust through pressurised water. That would seem to allow p. furiousis to function "naturally" and generate fuel from Coal exhaust.
 

Mitchell D. (132)
Friday April 5, 2013, 6:14 pm
Very interesting, worrisome, as well.
 

Gvapo T. (22)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 4:37 am
this is amazing discovery ;)
thanks for the article tamara :)
 

Julie F. (67)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 7:28 am
amazing
 
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