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Do you think our fuel problems will be solved by fungus?

Asked by Sakata (3332points) January 11th, 2009

A type of fungus has been found growing inside trees in the northern rainforests of Pategonia, South America. It could be the key to unlocking a host of new biofuels for the future

It’s being called mycodiesel

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augustlan's avatar

I don’t know, but it seems unlikely to me that any one thing will solve all of our fuel problems. It could certainly be a part of the solution though!

theloveprophet's avatar

Yeah that would be sweet if decomposers fueled our cars. I wonder how it could work though, scientifically?

Sakata's avatar

Not sure. That’s a bit outta my league. Also I saw something on the news the other day about a man who figured out how to make fuel from the weeds in Georgia. Can’t remember the name of ‘em but apparently they’re vine-like, grow extremely fast, and are everywhere around that area. If nothing else, the people who live around there will be happy to be rid of ‘em.

gailcalled's avatar

Kudzu, the Audrey II of the South?

judochop's avatar

Is burning fungus in to the air better? I have not heard of this. I hope that it can help. Our last drop of oil and gas will probably be burned by a tank…

loser's avatar

I haven’t found fungus to be especially helpful in the past, so I don’t know…

pathfinder's avatar

I wish It would works,{some countryes runing out of gs all ready}The exchange of fuel is good that is atleast on the sight.Any new discavery mean bright future.{ oil in dubai will goone in 2016}

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