http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/170294

Elephant Poo for Biofuel?

Posted Apr 19, 2007 by jello

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070419.RTICKERSECOND19/TPStory/?query=alternative+energy

Scientists have discovered a fungus that exists in elephant excrements that helps break down fibres and wood into biofuel.
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Bioethanol firms currently extract sugars from crops such as grains and sugar beet, but some are developing technologies to extract energy from fibre such as wheat bran, straw or wood.
A fungus in elephant dung can help to produce a yeast which can efficiently ferment wood sugars.
"We really see this as a technical breakthrough,"