Researchers are raising colonies of microbes that turn electrical energy into pure methane—the key ingredient in natural gas.
“Most of today’s methane is derived from natural gas, a fossil fuel,” says Alfred Spormann, a professor of chemical engineering and of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University.
“And many important organic molecules used in industry are made from petroleum. Our microbial approach would eliminate the need for using these fossil resources.”
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