Biofuels versus Fossil Fuels (Biotechnology and Society 2016)

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Everyone: Algal biofuels

Algal biofuels

Required Reading/Viewing

Additional information

1. Cellulosic Ethanol

Extra Links for the Policy Czar

  1. [1] An overview of second generation biofuel technologies 19963372

// Review of technology and issues related to cellulosic ethanol. Skim the article for key details.

  1. [2] DOE Cellulosic Ethanol – also click around the other ethanol links
  2. [3] For Cellulosic Ethanol Makers, The Road Ahead Is Still Uphill

2. Deep Water Horizon Bioremediation

Extra Links for the Policy Czar

  1. [4] Slick Solution: How Microbes Will Clean Up the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
  2. [5] How Microbes Helped Clean BP's Oil Spill – watch the video and read the captions in the slide show.
  3. [6] MicrobeWiki – Microbial Response to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

3. Frackibacter

Extra Links for the Policy Czar

  1. [7] New genus of bacteria found living inside hydraulic fracturing wells.
  2. [8] Microbial metabolisms in a 2.5-km-deep ecosystem created by hydraulic fracturing in shales