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Science Nation: Someday We May Fill the Tank With Fungi Fuel

2 minutes 45 seconds

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Montana State University plant pathologist Gary Strobel travels the seven continents to collect samples of endophytes. Endophytes are microorganisms that live within the living tissue of a plant. With support from the National Science Foundation, Strobel, engineer Brent Peyton and their team, have discovered that endophytes have the ability to make diesel-like fuel. And, amazingly, it takes the team just a few weeks to create the fuel. Part of the National Science Foundation Series "Science Nation."

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Runtime: 2 minutes 45 seconds

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