The 'Bio' in Biofuels: New Energy from Ancient Life

1/8/2014; 51 minutes

The most ancient forms of life - bacteria - are exceptionally tiny organisms, yet they have contributed in big ways to our planet. Although long recognized for causing disease, microbes have had a tremendous impact on our survival, and now can help us solve some of our urgent energy problems. Unlike fossil fuels, the microbial production of biofuels represents a new source of energy that can be constantly renewed. Recorded on 02/23/2013. (#26008)

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