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  • Published: Jul 31st, 2009
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Fuel Startup Makes Ethanol From the Sun, CO2


A New England startup claims it has found a way to make ethanol using solar power and carbon dioxide — without agricultural land or fresh water.

Joule Biotechnologies Inc. has found a way to engineer photosynthetic organisms to convert sunlight and CO2 into transportation fuels. The process requires minimal resources and polishing operations, giving the finished product an advantage over biomass-derived biofuels, such as those made from algae, corn or cellulose.

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