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Termites: Green fuel factory?

Nobel laureate Steven Chu has suggested that understanding the digestive system of termites can solve world’s energy problems. The termites turn cellulose into ethanol, releasing no more carbon than it took to produce. No more global warming due to carbon emissions.

Termite guts can save the planet

2 replies on “Termites: Green fuel factory?”

Interesting…we certainly do need to find a carbon-neutral fuel. There’s been so much hype about corn-based ethanol, but as that article points out, it offers only marginal benefit at best over standard fuel.

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