Keerthi Venkataramanan Uncovers a Brilliant Way To Recycle Biofuel Byproducts

By: Jordan M - Published: Feb 4, 2011 • References: cleantechnica
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! Stats for Bacteria Bioenergy Trending: Older & Chilly
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