Going Green

Thursday, February 28, 2008

More on CO2 to Fuel

OK, I can see the headlines now -- Microbes Escape, Plant Life Doomed! I can imagine the plot to a new Michael Crichton thriller based on this technology. Here's another possible headline -- Methane Rain Creates Volatile Situation!

Famed geneticist creating life form that turns CO2 to fuel

MONTEREY (AFP) - A scientist who mapped his genome and the genetic diversity of the oceans said Thursday he is creating a life form that feeds on climate-ruining carbon dioxide to produce fuel.

Geneticist Craig Venter disclosed his potentially world-changing "fourth-generation fuel" project at an elite Technology, Entertainment and Design conference in Monterey, California.

"We have modest goals of...(complete article here).

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