E. coli Takes On Biofuels
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Jessica Velez is a Graduate Research Assistant in the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education, University of Tennessee.

                       

E. coli Takes On Biofuels

Petroleum constitutes the main source of energy all over the world. Excessive consumption of this resource due to the continuous increase in the world’s population has led to the depletion of petroleum reserves, which coincides with the increasing impacts of climate change due to the release of greenhouse gas emissions (Stephanopoulos, 2007). A potential solution to these problems lies in biofuels, alternative sources of sustainable energy that can be generated from plants such as corn, Poplar, and switchgrass.  The first...

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