atomsmasher Posted August 14, 2022 Report Share Posted August 14, 2022 A new source of potential renewable energy Today we get a lot of useful energy by fermentation Fermentation is a metabolic process that produces chemical changes in organic substrates through the action of enzymes. it may more broadly refer to any process in which the activity of microorganisms brings about a desirable change to a foodstuff or beverage. The science of fermentation is known as zymology. Industrial fermentation is the process of using microbes for the large-scale production of chemicals, biofuels, Anaerobic digestion is a sequence of processes by which microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen.] The process is used for industrial or domestic purposes to manage waste or to produce fuels. The above process produces alcohol In chemistry, an alcohol is a type of organic compound that carries at least one hydroxyl functional group (−OH) bound to a saturated carbon atom. The above process is not the “only” method used to produce useful fuel. A herbivore is an animal anatomically and physiologically adapted to eating plant material. A large percentage of herbivores have mutualistic gut flora. This flora is made up of cellulose-digesting protozoans or bacteria. Gut microbiota are the microorganisms, including bacteria and archaea, that live in the digestive tracts of vertebrates including humans, and of insects. The gastrointestinal metagenome (sometimes defined as the microbiome) is the aggregate of all the genomes of gut microbiota. 99% of gut bacteria come from about 30 or 40 species. Bacteria also make up to 60% of the dry mass of feces. Over 99% of the bacteria in the gut are anaerobes, but in the cecum, aerobic bacteria reach high densities. It is estimated that the human gut microbiota have around a hundred times as many genes as there are in the human genome. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:EscherichiaColi_NIAID.jpg When you mow your lawn, this cut grass as well as fallen trees and other plant mater could be transferred to a plant mater digestive center. The above could open the door to a new renewable energy source that can sustain our needs for as long as plants continue to grow on this planet. Just a suggestion Maybe, maybe not Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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