Both the diesel oil tree and the fungus Gliocladium roseum can be used in biodiesel production eventually, it is just a matter of doing further research and waiting for the trees to grow big enough. Trees may play an essential role in the future of biodiesel production, and may have even more surprises in store. Biofuel production can help prevent global warming and pollution all over the world. Using sources like trees and tree fungus to create biodiesel has many benefits, including the fact that these sources are not used for food and so do not reduce the amount of food crops available to humans and livestock.
Fuel from trees may sound far distant, but in truth it is a possibility right now. Australian farmers are growing a variety of tree that is used in biodiesel production, and a new fungus has been discovered that grows on trees which also can be used in biofuel production. Both of these new discoveries may end up completely changing the way biofuel production is researched and performed. These sources of biodiesel show that there are much better ways to produce fuel than to damage and destroy the earth for oil and natural gas.
Another newly discovered source of biodiesel products that has been found is the mold Gliocladium roseum, which grows on some trees located in the Patagonia rainforest. This fungus produces carbons that create mid length chains under certain conditions, and these carbon chains are identical to many of those found in petroleum. This fungus shows great promise in biodiesel production, but needs more research before it can become a viable source of biofuel production. The petroleum products are only produced by the mold under very narrow and specific conditions, which means it must be studied to determine other ways to create myco-diesel, a biodiesel that comes from fungi.
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