Skip to comments.Secretive U.S. biotech company develops bacteria that delivers energy cost equivalent of $30/BBL
Posted on 01/18/2011 7:27:49 PM PST by SCPatriot77
In September, a privately held and highly secretive U.S. biotech company named Joule Unlimited received a patent for a proprietary organism a genetically adapted E. coli bacterium that feeds solely on carbon dioxide and excretes liquid hydrocarbons: diesel fuel, jet fuel and gasoline. This breakthrough technology, the company says, will deliver renewable supplies of liquid fossil fuel almost anywhere on Earth, in essentially unlimited quantity and at an energy-cost equivalent of $30 (U.S.) a barrel of crude oil. It will deliver, the company says, fossil fuels on demand.
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Joule says it now has a library of fossil-fuel organisms at work in its Massachusetts labs, each engineered to produce a different fuel. It has proven the process, has produced ethanol (for example) at a rate equivalent to 10,000 U.S. gallons an acre a year. It anticipates that this yield could hit 25,000 gallons an acre a year when scaled for commercial production, equivalent to roughly 800 barrels of crude an acre a year.
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Which means this is the last we'll ever hear of it.
Que The Twighlighty Zone Music.
Do not attempt to siphon E. coli gas using your mouth.
Well if the little bugs eat up all the CO2 won’t that cause an ice age? Better call Al Gore.
It probably doesn’t work at least in the field, the creator(s) will be bought/pressured/driven away, or the progressives will make sure it never sees the light of day.
Believe it when I see it. If it worked they’d be busy counting money instead of putting out news reports.
Welcome to...The twilight zone.
So if it gets out of the production plant and gets into the swamp behind my house? Do I get a nice little oil slick that never seems to go away? And lots of dead frogs?
I can se it now - redneck E. Coli
“Hey Bubba, watch me light this!”
well I guess Dad was wrong....you can sheit money
Eats CO2 (cause of AGW,Ha), and $hits oil—sounds like a golden goose to me..where do I invest?
Why not? They sell it in India as fuel.
Litteral drop in the ocean......
You doubt the perfection of the plan?
I smell an IPO announcement shortly to raise capital to “perfect” the process.
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