E. coli As a Source of Energy - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/24/08

E. coli As a Source of Energy

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When you think of E. coli, you probably think of food poisoning. But researchers at Texas A&M University see the little bacteria as a future source of energy.

They've genetically modified the bacteria, tweaking a strain of E. coli so that it produces substantial amounts of hydrogen.

Even though there's still a lot of work to be done, the scientists say the bacteria as an energy source could one day help power cars, homes, and more.

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