Today, Fishwrap. Tomorrow, the World! Old Newspaper = Fuel

Biofuel from newspaper.

A team of researchers from Tulane University have discovered a bacteria which converts paper into butanol – a biofuel that serves as a substitute for 
gasoline. The Tulane researchers have been experimenting with old editions of the local (to them) Times-Picayune 
newspaper with great success, and hope to implement similar measures on a larger scale soon.

Tina Casey, over at our sister site Cleantechnica, produced an excellent summary on the Tulane research – which I’ve included for you below.


Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, out on two wheels, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.