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Panda faeces: answer to energy problems

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Scientists have identified bacteria found in the guts of pandas that can break down plant material into ethanol for use as an alternative fuel.

Researchers have isolated 40 species of bacteria from the faeces of two pandas at Memphis Zoo, Ya Ya and Le Le, capable of improving biofuel production.

They found the microbes were highly efficient at breaking down the fibrous material in plant into sugars that would then be fermented by other bacteria.

http://www.telegraph...y-problems.html

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Do we still want to let them die off if their poop is useful like this? :P

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