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Shrooming down the road: rainforest fungus makes diesel

A novel fungus that makes diesel compounds has been discovered living in trees in the Patagonian rainforest, report researchers in the journalMicrobiology. The fungus, Gliocladium roseum, produces a number of different molecules made of hydrogen and carbon that are found in diesel and scientists are now working to further develop its fuel producing potential. “This […]

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Laughing Gas Levels From Biodiesel Crops Not Funny

The wide uptake of biodiesel will not make any difference to global warming and could result in greater emissions of greenhouse gases than from conventional diesel, suggests a new study in Chemistry & Industry. The study was based on a comparison of the two fuels over their entire lifecycle – from production to combustion. All […]

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