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Old 03-26-2012, 02:13 PM   #1
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This whole video fascinated me. However at the end it really caught my attention.

What do you guys think?

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holy *** awesome
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Guy is a genious. See the part about the ants?
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More related to fungi than any other kingdom? Old growth forest from cardboard box?
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Guy is a genious. See the part about the ants?
That part blew my mind. So awesome. I agree he's genius.
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I wish he'd go on about how he thinks its irresponsible to create ethanol with miscillium.
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So he doesn't want to create biofuel FROM mushrooms, but using mushrooms to make the conversion? I don't know how that works, but I guess I like it.
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I wish he'd go on about how he thinks its irresponsible to create ethanol with miscillium.
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So he doesn't want to create biofuel FROM mushrooms, but using mushrooms to make the conversion? I don't know how that works, but I guess I like it.
you need sugar to make booze

cellulose does not convert to sugar very efficiently which is why e85 is energy inefficient.

the mushroom converts the cellulose into sugar. this makes e85 energy efficient
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cellulose does not convert to sugar very efficiently which is why e85 is energy inefficient.

the mushroom converts the cellulose into sugar. this makes e85 energy efficient
A biotech company that I may be working for this summer is pretty big into biofuels at the moment.

http://novozymes.com/en/news/news-ar...echnology.aspx

I wouldn't be surprised if that enzyme they developed to break down cellulose more efficiently was derived from those in mushrooms...
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Yeast is also fungi, as is mold etc etc.

Getting the Ethanol (or methanol) from cellulose would make much more sense than from corn, sugar cane etc.

Thanks for the heads up. TED talks are always worth watching (regardless if you agree or not).
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Yeast is also fungi, as is mold etc etc.

Getting the Ethanol (or methanol) from cellulose would make much more sense than from corn, sugar cane etc.
Right. The cellulose that is used can be derived from plant biomass (corn, sugarcane, etc.) and other products including forms of waste.

And TED talks do rock!
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Feb 2008 eh. yeah, taking over the world baby.
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