Researchers develop method to create renewable energy from E. coli bacteria

09/03/2014 - 00:00

  By <a href="">Gail Wilson</a> -<br><br>In a <a href="">new study</a>, the team of scientists from <a href="">Imperial College London</a> and the <a href="">University of Turku in Finland</a> used Escherichia coli to interrupt the biological process that turns fatty acids into cell membranes. The researchers used enzymes to channel the fatty acids along a different biological pathway, so that the bacteria made engine-ready renewable propane instead of cell membranes.<br><br><a href="">READ MORE ON IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON | NEWS</a>