Scientists have found that by working on E. coli can produce propane gas, liquefied propane and gasoline vehicles is needed income. This bacterium made available by the new fuel, 5-10 years might be in volume production.
Future car or E. coli as fuel, 5-10 years or mass production. (Screenshots)
According to the British “Daily Mail” reported on September 2, Imperial College London scientists declared that the future of E. coli may be substituted within the human gut as a motor fuel gasoline and diesel fuel. Scientists have found that by working on E. coli can produce propane gas, liquefied propane and gasoline vehicles is needed income. This bacterium made available by the new fuel, 5-10 years might be in volume production.
The researchers added to the E. coli thioesterase (thioesterase) and the other two enzymes, and then extracted into acid, butyric acid is necessary for the production of propane malodorous compounds.
Professor (Dr Patrick Jones), Patrick Jones, the British Imperial College of Life Sciences, said: “Although this research is still in its infancy, but we have to prove the use of bacterial production of renewable fuels is feasible only from fossil fuels had these. energy to extract. “
Professor Jones said: “This research opens up the future of sustainable production of renewable fuels door, can replace gasoline, diesel, natural gas and aviation fuel and other fossil fuels are limited resources of fossil fuels, with the increasing population, we must find new. The way to meet the increasing demand for energy. Currently algae can already be used to manufacture biodiesel, but it requires a lot of energy and money. “
Develop low-cost, economically sustainable development of renewable energy is a major challenge. Scientists believe that the current they need to find a more efficient way of energy production. Jones said: “We chose propane because only very little energy, it can naturally separated, but also be compatible with the infrastructure currently in use and I hope in the next 5-10 years, we are able to achieve sustainable production of fuels. commercial use objectives. “