Wednesday, March 12, 2008

New Bio Fuel Enzyme


The Guys in the lab who made it happen Congrats!

Exciting News
New Bio Fuel Enzyme

Lots of scientists are playing around with faster and easier ways of making bio-ethanol from plan materials. At the University of Maryland they think they may have the answer.

The work began with bacteria culture taken from Chesapeake Bay area. They are calling it “The Zymetis Process”. It now looks like the evolved process may be able to convert large volumes of any type of plant product such as leftovers from canning factories, brewer's mash, and even waste paper, into bio-ethanol.

These guys are projecting 75 Billion Gallons a Year

When they get the process fully up and running it could be capable of production of 75 billion gallons ethanol a year.

The secret to the Zymetis process is a Chesapeake Bay marsh grass bacteria called S. degradans. The team discovered that the bacteria had a special enzyme which was capable of rapidly breaking down just about any plant material into sugar; the sugar then can very easily be converted to the bio fuel. The next step was synthesising the enzyme called “Ethazyme” so it could be manufactured in quantity.

They are rubbing their hand in anticipation of a $5 billion market in this magic enzyme.


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