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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2010 edited
     
    • CommentAuthorenginerd
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2010
     
    I read the article, but couldn't figure out what is powering the yeast.

    The yeast have to reduce CO2 to something like CaCO2.

    This requires considerable energy. What are they feeding the Yeast?
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2010
     
    Seems like a good idea-AFAIK yeast "eats" sugar-just think, with this technology Macca's could become self-replicating!
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2010
     
    Posted By: loremanSeems like a good idea-AFAIK yeast "eats" sugar-just think, with this technology Macca's could become self-replicating!


    It's better than that. Yeast eats sugar and excretes alcohol!
    • CommentAuthorjoshs
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2010
     
    Posted By: Angus
    Posted By: loremanSeems like a good idea-AFAIK yeast "eats" sugar-just think, with this technology Macca's could become self-replicating!


    It's better than that. Yeast eats sugar and excretes alcohol!
    She's invented CANDY MOUNTAIN!
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2010 edited
     
    "It's better than that. Yeast eats sugar and excretes alcohol!"

    You took my next post right out of my mouth!
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2010
     
    Posted By: loreman"It's better than that. Yeast eats sugar and excretes alcohol!"

    You took my next post right out of my mouth!


    Angus his recipe for beer:

    Take some barley. Dampen it and let it start to sprout. Mash the softened grains up in water and infect it with micro-organisms. These will breed in the mixture and proliferate until they drown in their own waste. Bottle and drink.
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2010
     
    The first guy to do that must have been really, really thirsty.
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      CommentAuthorDerrickA
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2010
     
    Posted By: loremanThe first guy to do that must have been really, really thirsty.


    Or a marketing genius.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2010
     
    Posted By: DerrickA
    Posted By: loremanThe first guy to do that must have been really, really thirsty.


    Or a marketing genius.


    There you have it - the modern brewing company!
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    An altered bacteria that requires no external energy input and freely converts available materials into alcohol?

    What could possibly go wrong?
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2010
     
    Lets hope the wrong people don't get hold of something similar.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2015
     
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    Nanowire-bacteria hybrids perform solar-powered green chemistry with captured CO2.

    http://www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology-news/newsid=39783.php
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2015
     
    Is that COto or COtoo?
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2015
     
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      CommentAuthorDuracell
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2015
     
    Enginerd ... We miss you ...
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2015
     
    Drakkenmensch's post was/is a bit worrying, it seemed such a good idea and we must have come really close 2 implementing it.

    Maybe we can develop plants that can tolerate alcohol or a phage that can destroy the bacteria if it gets out of hand?
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2015
     
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2015
     
    tE

    More great news for fossil fuel producers.

    I wonder if it would be any good at straining plankton?

    Oil-catching net could help clean up pollution.

    http://www.theengineer.co.uk/energy/news/oil-catching-net-could-help-clean-up-pollution/1020220.article
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2015
     
    Po

    Major advance in artificial photosynthesis poses win/win for the environment.

    http://phys.org/news/2015-04-major-advance-artificial-photosynthesis-poses.html