Scientists find bugs that eat waste and excrete oil

Scientists are working with a small type of bug that does something amazing. It eats waste and excrete’s crude oil. Pretty damn amazing. Now sure, the idea of ‘renewable oil’, while pretty amazing, does nothing for the environment. It doesn’t cut down on pollution, it doesn’t help global warming. However, it does cut down on drilling for oil, which can disturb habitats, so that’s a start.

It’s also great to know that it’s possible to create oil, rather than just mine it. Maybe, just maybe, this could help keep gas prices down until solar is widespread.

Scientists find bugs that eat waste and excrete petrol – Times Online