Tulane scientists: Newspapers could power cars

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(Wired) — Newspapers could be used to power cars, a team of molecular biologists from Tulane University in New Orleans claim.

The team from the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology has discovered a new strain of the bacteria Clostridium, TU-103, that can produce a biofuel when breaking down newspaper.

The biologists state: “TU-103 is the first bacterial strain from nature that produces 
butanol directly from cellulose” — in the presence of oxygen.

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