One downside to the production of biofuel is that it produces a troublesome amount of crude glycerol (about 100,000 gallons per million gallons of biodiesel), but a young scientist named Keerthi Venkataramanan has found a way to mitigate that problem.
Keerthi Venkataramanan has found that a type of bacteria known as Clostidium Pasteurianum actually eats crude glycerol and produces acids that can be used to create three different types of alcohol-based fuel (butanol, propanediol, and ethanol) in the process. The discovery is an amazing one and could drastically improve the sustainability of biofuel manufacturing. Keep up the good work Keerthi!
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Keerthi Venkataramanan Uncovers a Brilliant Way To Recycle Biofuel Byproducts
Published: Feb 4, 2011 • References: cleantechnica