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Termites and alternative fuel

  1. Nov 2, 2006 #1
    was recently informed that the microbial stew in a termite's gut is the most efficient known transformer of cellulose to sugar. as sugar is the food source that ultimately results in our production of alcohol which can be used as alternative fuel, doesn't it make sense to synthesize the termite's digestive/sugar production microbial system to provide the most efficient way of producing alcohol from by far the largest source of the least expensive raw material.......cellulose?

    or, have we already achieved an equal or superior process? thanks for your informed comments.
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