That's what the startup claims in a new article, saying that its conversion efficiency of diesel, ethanol, and chemical production process is between five and 50 times greater than biomass-dependent processes.
It was just under a year ago that startup Joule Biotechnologies announced that it had engineered microbes that require only sunlight and CO2 to squirt out ethanol, diesel, or other hydrocarbons. On Tuesday, Joule revealed the details of that secretive microbe in a patent.
Look out on any street and gasoline-powered vehicles still dominate the road. But in the coming years, automakers like Toyota, Honda, and GM plan to start pumping out plug-in hybrid electric cars in a bid to keep up with the fabled EV revolution. Volkswagen, on the other hand, is taking a more conservative approach.