Monthly Archives: May 2011

Genetically Tweaked Microbes on 0.6% of Earth’s Land Could Replace Oil

New Scientist has an article on biotech firm Joule’s upcoming ethanol production biofuel plant. Joule already has a pilot plant covering 0.8 hectares in Leander, Texas. On 5 May, the firm announced that it had secured 486 hectares in Lea … Continue reading

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Can We Capture All the World’s Carbon?

I originally posted this at Scientific American. ┬áReposting here with permission. In 2011, the world will emit more than 35 billion tons of carbon dioxide. Every day of the year, almost a hundred million tons will be released into the … Continue reading

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