Your Car Could Run On Gasoline Made From Bacteria in the Future

Imagine if instead of digging oil up out of the ground and refining it into gasoline, we could just have bacteria make it for us in a big vat somewhere. Researchers from South Korea have done just that — engineered bacteria to make gasoline — but many challenges remain before large scale production becomes viable.

Learn more from Dr. Barry Starr of The Tech Museum of Innovation at KQED Science.

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