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Contact: Robert Sanders
University of California - Berkeley

Fermenting Clostridium bacteria

Caption: UC Berkeley graduate student Zachary Baer works with a fermentation chamber to separate acetone and butanol (top clear layer) from the Clostridium brew at the bottom. The chemicals can be extracted and catalytically altered to make a fuel that burns like diesel.

Credit: Robert Sanders photo.

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