Sunday, July 26, 2009

Bacteria produces sugar

Genetic modification of saccharaphagus degradans bacteria in tested for commercial scale able to change 1 ton of celluosa to sugar in 72 hours. This result showed this organism have potential to produce more cheaper and efficient etanol in industy scale. Microorganism from Chesapeake Gulf in Maryland, USA, have been modification by Steven Hutcheson, cell biology and mollecular genetic professor from Marykand University. In 2006, Smatis, a start up company, developing for commercial scale.

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