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Panda Poo Could be Key to Cheaper, Cleaner Biofuels

Scientists from Mississippi State University have discovered that panda poo could hold the answers to faster, cleaner and where can i buy levitra cheaper biofuels.

It has long been suspected that animals like pandas that each giant amounts of tough plant matter every day have bacteria in their digestive systems that are especially efficient at breaking down the cellulose in plants into nutrients. The hope is that those bacteria could make a big difference in the production of biofuels from tougher, non-food plants, like switchgrass, corn stalks and wood chips.  After collecting panda feces from the Memphis Zoo for over a year, researchers found that was definitely the get cialis case.

So far the scientists have identified several types of digestive bacteria from the feces. Some are similar to those found in termite feces, but the study has shown the bacteria in the panda feces could be even better at breaking down cellulose than those in termites.

Based on this study and others, the researchers believe that the panda gut bacteria could convert 95 percent of levitra 20 plant biomass into simple sugars.  The enzymes in this bacteria are so potent that they can eliminate the need for heat, acids or high pressure processes in the manufacture of biofuels. Eliminating those processes would make biofuel production less energy intensive, faster and, of course, cheaper.

Researchers are working on identifying every bacteria present in panda intestines in order to levitra superactive single out the most potent of the discount generic cialis online enzymes.  Those enzymes could be put into yeasts through genetic engineering, which would allow for the mass production of those enzymes for the biofuel industry.

via Physorg

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wild vs domesticated
written by sarah, August 30, 2011
i wonder what the difference between wild and domesticated pandas intestinal bacteria may be. granted there are few wild pandas but comparing panda poo from say Cheng Du's panda reserve vs the Washington zoo may prove helpful. it may be a difference in diet and where the food comes from that might produce a more or less potent strain. Just a thought. I wonder what other animals go through this much material that we could harvest their gut bacteria? hmmm
written by Adrian, August 30, 2011
Seeing this from a different perspective , what will we do in the future grow fuel or food ?.This growing fuel business is all fine and dandy but taking nutrients from the soil and making fuel from it mhm i hope they just stay with electricity.
A bit strange
written by larry, August 30, 2011
How many pandas are required to make a gallon of gasoline? There are not many pandas remaining in the world, I cannot imagine that there are enough to be used in industrial fuel production.

As well as the scarcity of pandas, surely it must be cruel and order viagra air travel unusual treatement of an animal.
written by Barrett Hays, August 30, 2011
I agree with Larry. How many pandas will this take? One panda, two pandas? What happens when they are completely extinct?
No pandas or foodcrops will be harmed in the process
written by jacky, August 31, 2011
It's obviously not about producing biofuels with panda poo: the enzymes will be genetically engineered in the lab, and no pandas are needed in the further production process. Similarly, second generation biofuels try not to compete with food crops by using non-food crops or biomass (garbage) as input.
written by sarah, September 08, 2011
think of it like making Keefer or yougart. there are several strains of hydrochlorothiazide viagra bacteria one could use. some are better for certain health aspects. some brands use a broad swath of different strains of bacteria some just one... yet it is all fermented milk make the next generation you just need a little bit as a seed. so no pandas should be harmed. they are just looking for the most effective bacteria for quickly breaking down a grown substance into a useable form of fuel ( in the panda's case simple sugar from bamboo) in exxon's case simple alcohol from scrap field waste or ideally algae with grows like mad in silos if you want it to thus being a controllable fast growing crop that doesn't even take field space.... they should probably do a study on harvesting kudzu for fuel. that grows even faster then bamboo.
Save panda
written by Termite tretment, December 03, 2012
I am also agreed with larry. Our world has very few pandas remaining. But, this experiment may increase the awareness of people for protecting pandas. Thanks to the Admin for this nice post.

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