A tree fungus, called Gliocladium roseum, has been found to produce a volatile gas similar to diesel. The fungus is able to breakdown cellulose in plant material, under limited oxygen, directly into diesel. The strain producing diesel was discovered by Dr Gary Strobel, a professor at Montana State University. Dr Strobel uses the term “myco-diesel”. Dr Strrobel believes myco-diesel could be an option for those who want alternatives even to ethanol.
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