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Could Tobacco Be the Next Biofuel?

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May 17, 2013
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Biofuel researchers at UC Berkeley may keep the tobacco industry from going up in smoke. Scientists are engineering tobacco plants to produce oils that can serve as biofuels to power airplanes, cars, trucks and other machines.


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US Navy Embraces Biofuelled Future

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Powerland Beijing: From Fries to Fuel

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GlobalPost (Dec. 27, 2011) — An entrepreneur has an ambitious plan to turn Beijing's used cooking oil into biofuel.
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Chinese Bio Printer to Ease National Organ Shortage

Chinese Bio Printer to Ease National Organ Shortage

Reuters (Nov. 10, 2013) — Researchers in eastern China have developed a 3D bio-printer that they say could create functional human body parts within the next twenty years. The printer represents a milestone for China in the field of regenrative medicine that could one day save millions of lives.Tara Cleary reports.
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