From Open Source Ecology
- A number of fungi produce volatile organic compounds that have hydrocarbon-like properties. Gliocladium roseum, discovered in Patagonia, has been shown to produce many of the same hydrocarbons found in diesel fuel. Agricultural wastes can be used as substrates. Uses: green chemicals and/or fuels ("Mycodiesel").
- Can these be bioreactor grown?
- If not how hard would it be to transfer these genes/pathways to algae/ecoli/yeast
- Need the biologists/biotech people to chime in
- MAY be what Proterro did?