Biologists partner bacterium with nitrogen gas to produce more, cleaner bioethanol

3 febrero 2015

Biologists believe they have found a faster, cheaper and cleaner way to increase bioethanol production by using nitrogen gas, the most abundant gas in Earth’s atmosphere, in place of more costly industrial fertilizers. The discovery could save the industry millions of dollars and make cellulosic ethanol — made from wood, grasses and inedible parts of plants — more competitive with corn ethanol and gasoline.