Indian researchers produce biodiesel from waste carbon using local bacteria

September 14, 2017 |

In India, researchers from New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University have discovered that by bringing together species of bacteria from Aravalli marble mines near Alwar and from brackish waters in the high-altitude Pangong Lake in Ladakh on the border with China can create biodiesel. The bacteria from the marble mines can sequester atmospheric carbon dioxide into organic compounds, including lipids that the lake bacteria can convert into biodiesel. Lipids make up 60% of the microbe’s body weight.

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