Biofuel Production Breakthrough at MSU
A biofuel production process that produces 20 times more energy than existing processes has been developed by Michigan State University. Researchers have created bioelectrochemical systems (micro-bial electrolysis cells) that use bacteria to breakdown and ferment agricultural waste into ethanol. One bacterium ferments and a second bacterium produces electricity that is used to generate hydrogen. The combination of ethanol and hydrogen makes a terrific fuel for transportation or other energy uses.