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Oil-eating bacteria make light work of heavy fuel

Unpicking the route by which microbes produce methane could help to boost the process.

Getting usable fuel out of the heavy oil of Canada's tar fields takes a lot of energy. Credit: Ian M. Head


  1. Jones, D. M. et al. Nature doi: 10.1038/nature06484 (12 December 2007)

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Sanderson, K. Oil-eating bacteria make light work of heavy fuel. Nature (2007).

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