Rare Fungus Discovered that Converts Plant Cellulose to Diesel Fuel

Rare Fungus Discovered that Converts Plant Cellulose to Diesel Fuel

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gary_strobel.jpgA unique fungus that makes diesel compounds directly from cellulose has been discovered living in trees in the Patagonian rainforest. “These are the first organisms that have been found that make many of the ingredients of diesel,” said Professor Gary Strobel from Montana State University. “This is a major discovery,” he said, that may offer an alternative to fossil fuels. (Environment News Service )

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