This post is by Miriam Horn, a writer at Environmental Defense Fund and co-author of the New York Times bestseller, Earth: The Sequel. It's part of a video series on new energy technologies, Unleash the Future.
"Anything you can get out of a barrel of oil, you can get out of a pound of sugar with the right microbe." So says Jack Newman of Amyris Biotechnologies, who is using genetically-modified yeast to brew gasoline.
Take a look at my short video on biofuels to learn more.
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If you have any questions or comments on biofuels, please post them here. I'll do my best to answer.