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Scientists look to cow slurry for potential renewable biofuels
A BBSRC-funded team at the University of Warwick is investigating how to use methane-producing microbes that can be found in cow slurry to generate renewable biofuels.
Watch this University of Warwick video where Henry Porter, a BBSRC-funded PhD student from Professor Orkun Soyer’s lab, explains the idea behind this process and what they hope to discover: http://youtu.be/yaQV9eG-AZs
The top and bottom images show Methanosarcina barkeri, a methane producing microbe from the cow slurry. In the bottom image, the cells have been stimulated by light to show their unique blue fluorescence. Images from Tobias Großkopf.
Middle image shows PhD student Henry Porter. Image from Conal Reid.