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Kiwi scientists eye commercial breakthrough with methane-muncher

Friday 4 Jul 08 9:00am

Rotorua ... home of what could be a moneyspinning microbe.
Rotorua ... home of what could be a moneyspinning microbe.

Government scientists intend to take to market a methane-consuming micro-organism that they have identified in Rotorua’s geothermal areas and which can flourish in extremely acidic conditions.

Its immediate value commercially is seen as being in reducing methane emissions from landfills.

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