Propane made with renewable process for the first time
Scientists modify E coli genes to produce gas that can power cars and heat homes
Adam Vaughan theguardian.com,
A gas which can power cars and heat homes has been made using a renewable
process for the first time.
Propane, which makes up the bulk component of liquefied natural gas (LPG),
has previously only ever been produced from fossil fuels.
But a team of scientists at Imperial College in London has successfully
demonstrated that they can make propane from glucose using a genetically
engineered version of bacterium E coli.