Going Green

Monday, March 10, 2008

Put the Bugs to Work!

More on developing a bio-fuel economy.


Bacterium Gets Wheels Turning on Ethanol Fuel

Susan Kinzie and David A. Fahrenthold
Washington Post Staff Writers
Monday, March 10, 2008; Page B04

A strain of bacteria accidentally found in the Chesapeake Bay more than 20 years ago -- a bug that decomposes everything from algae to newspapers to crab shells -- could help produce cheaper fuel, according to scientists at the
University of Maryland.

Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) will tout the work of professors Steven Hutcheson and Ronald Weiner on campus today in announcing that...(complete article here).

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