Researchers dig in manure for biofuel tech

Research team taps molecular genomics to harness promising fungi found in manure.

Nature has figured out already how to best break down food into fuel, and now, scientists have caught up, showing that fungi found in the guts of goats, horses and sheep can help fill up the gas tank, too.

The researchers reported in a Feb. 18 Science journal article that these anaerobic gut fungi perform as well as the best industry-engineered fungi in their ability to convert plant material into suga

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