Panda Poop Microbes Could Make Biofuels of the Future — an Update

Read the full story from the American Chemical Society.

Unlikely as it may sound, giant pandas Ya Ya and Le Le in the Memphis Zoo are making contributions toward shifting production of biofuels away from corn and other food crops and toward corn cobs, stalks and other non-food plant material.

Scientists presented an update on efforts to mine Ya Ya and Le Le’s assets for substances that could do so during the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society. And if things work out, giant pandas Er Shun and Da Mao in the Toronto Zoo will be joining the quest by making their own contributions.

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