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Scientists Reveal a Bacteria That Could Store Energy and Create Fuel

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Shewanella oneidensis might provide a solution. The microbe uptakes electrons into its metabolism and uses the energy to create essential precursors for ‘fixing’ carbon.

This process occurs when plants or organisms utilize carbon from CO2 and add it to an organic molecule, usually sugar. ADVERTISEMENTScientists have been working on genetically engineering a new bacteria that can do even more than store energy.

The bacteria would use precursors from carbon to make organic molecules, like biofuels.The study, published August 11, 2021, in Communications Biology, explains for the first time how bacteria converts energy into metabolism.

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