Friday, April 15, 2005

 

Termites Could Solve Energy Crisis

Termites are able to convert cellulose into ethanol.

Cellulose is already available in abundance, making up the majority of plant matter in the world. Ethanol is a carbon-neutral fuel that is environmentally friendly and - if a way could be found to replicate the termites ability to convert cellulose into ethanol - would constitute a renewable energy source.



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