Sewage potent source for ethanol biofuel

10/13/2009 | MIT Technology Review

A Massachusetts company and an Israeli company have partnered to transform sewage into ethanol biofuel. Qteros and Applied Cleantech recover cellulose from wastewater and inject bacteria that ferments cellulose into ethanol. The Q microbe can produce up to 135 gallons of ethanol per ton of waste, while traditional ethanol methods produce 100 gallons of ethanol per ton of feedstocks.

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