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Propane made with renewable process for the first time

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.

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