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Training microbes to make biofuel

When you fill your tank, you likely see a little sticker on the pump saying part of the fuel is ethanol. Ethanol is a biofuel,…

Termites and better biofuels

Every time I fill my gas tank, I see the notice on the pump that explains part of the fuel I’m buying is ethanol. Ethanol…

Energy’s Bottom Line

I’m trained in geology, but I don’t work in the energy industry. That means I’m an interested bystander on the sidelines of the energy game,…

Burning Our Own Fuels

The Gulf oil spill has shown us just one of the downsides of petroleum. That makes the mind of even a geologist like me turn…