biofuel http://michiganradio.org en How to turn beer, manure, rotten milk, and chocolate-covered cherries into electricity http://michiganradio.org/post/how-turn-beer-manure-rotten-milk-and-chocolate-covered-cherries-electricity <p>When you find an anaerobic digester in Michigan, they’re usually set up on large scale dairy farms.</p><p>Michigan State University has a good YouTube video showing how the process works at the digester on their campus.</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob7fJdzzpNA</p><p>Bacteria turn all that cow manure into methane, which is burned in engines to create renewable electricity. But now there’s a new kind of digester in Fremont, Michigan that’s consuming much more than cow poop. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Lindsey Smith 11632 at http://michiganradio.org How to turn beer, manure, rotten milk, and chocolate-covered cherries into electricity MSU study celebrates marriage of algae gene to a weed http://michiganradio.org/post/msu-study-celebrates-marriage-algae-gene-weed <p>Michigan State University researchers are celebrating the marriage of a weed and an algae gene -- and its value as a potential biofuel.&nbsp;</p><p>The team found that adding an algae gene to mustard weed caused the plant to store oil in its leaves, and the technique could be used to get more energy out of plants grown for bio-fuel. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 21:25:10 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 11430 at http://michiganradio.org MSU study celebrates marriage of algae gene to a weed