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Chesapeake Bay Bacterium Promises Low-Cost Biofuel

Article: Chesapeake Bay Bacterium Promises Low-Cost Biofuel

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, March 9, 2008 (ENS) – A bacterium found eating marsh grass in the Chesapeake Bay is providing an inexpensive substitute for gasoline – cellulosic ethanol. A chance discovery not detected in the Bay since, the bacterium, Saccharophagus degradans, can create a mixture of enzymes that break down almost any source of biomass,…

Grants Worth $1.2 Million Propel Elizabeth River Restoration

Article: Grants Worth $1.2 Million Propel Elizabeth River Restoration

VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia, January 20, 2008 (ENS) – Funding to remove contaminated sediment from a river at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and help reduce toxics and nutrients in stormwater runoff was presented to the Elizabeth River Project Thursday after the group was chosen in two separate grant competitions. EPA Regional Administrator Donald Welsh…