Bacteria offer a solution to the un ique crisis in a unique way in that they can be altered very easily. Genetically altered E. coli have been made to turn cellulose directly into biodiesel among other possible fuels. This advance means that there is very little refining that must be done after the bacteria synthesize the fuel. This skipped step combined with the ease of experimentation could mean a much faster road to greater yields and wider varieties of feedstocks capable of producing biofuels.
Genetically altered E. coli biodiesel