These days, your car could be fueled by corn, grass, wood, alcohol or even garbage. Leave it to Wisconsin researchers to add cheese to the list. Researchers at Concordia University say the microbe Lactococcus lactis, used to produce cheese, buttermilk and yogurt, can also be used to produce biofuels.
The research paper explains that scaffolding proteins on the surface of the microbe could be engineered to break down plant material into biofuels. Researchers say this study could lead to studies of other microbes that could be used to create biofuels.
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