Sunday, November 9, 2008

New Fungi Could Be Used to Make Biodiesel

A new Fungi recently discovered in the Patagonian rain forest creates bio diesel as part of its natural life cycle. It is the only known organism which does this. This has significant potential in the alternative fuel production. It also goes to show how much potential could still be undiscovered in the world's rain forests.

"A fungus that makes biodiesel as part of its natural lifecycle has attracted the attention of American scientists wishing to tap into its potential.

The fungus has been discovered living in trees in the Patagonian rainforests and is believed to be unique in its ability to synthesize a variety of substances useful in fuel production.

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