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Sewage to Electricity

Synthetic Genomics, founded by genome pioneer J. Craig Venter, has designed a microorganism that turns human wastewater into electricity, and another that produces a type of jet fuel. Work is ongoing on a number of other designer bugs for various renewable energy and pollution control uses.

For more information on Synthetic Genomics and their new technology visit News Blog's story about the company.

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