06 August 2010

Slashdot | Gasoline From Thin Air

Slashdot | Gasoline From Thin Air:

disco_tracy writes
'An enzyme found in the roots of soybeans could be the key to cars that run on air. If perfected, the tech could lead to cars partially powered on their own fumes. Even further into the future, vehicles could draw fuel from the air itself. Quoting: 'The new enzyme can only make two and three carbon chains, not the longer strands that make up liquid gasoline. However, Ribbe thinks he can modify the enzyme so it could produce gasoline. ... [Perfecting this process] won't happen anytime soon... 'It's very, very difficult,' to extract the vanadium nitrogenase, said Ribbe.
By the powers vested in me and my Chemistry Degree, don't put much stock in this.

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