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  • beenlong2twolong beenlong2twolong Aug 7, 2013 10:17 AM Flag

    DuPont Bosses rejoice in success with Biofuels

    To help satisfy the world’s need for locally sourced, cost-effective fossil fuel alternatives, DuPont designed a fermentation technique during the ethanol fuel process to help create high-performance biofuel from prevalent agricultural feed stocks like corn and sugarcane. Thanks in part to scientific innovations like this, the U.S. and Brazil are now the largest producers and exporters of ethanol. The fermentation process comes with a major challenge: eliminating bacteria that can stress or kill the yeast and reduce ethanol yields. Though antibiotics have long been the common remedy, antibiotic use is suspected of contributing to the development of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria, and regulatory agencies are considering restrictions on them

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