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07/25/2013

Beller Pursues Biofuels from CO2

Source:  LBNL TABL

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A team of researchers at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) led by Harry Beller (and including Steve Singer) of the LBNL Earth Sciences Division has engineered a common soil bacterium, Ralstonia eutropha, to produce high-performance diesel fuel from carbon dioxide rather than from the sugars in cellulosic biomass.

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Jana Mueller was the lead author on a paper reporting that the bacterium Ralstonia eutropha has been engineered to produce diesel fuel from carbon dioxide. (Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt)
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