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‘Coal-eating’ bugs may solve energy crisis

American scientist Craig Venter has discovered the discovery of ancient bacteria that can use their unique enzymes to turn coal into methane. This could open up the possibility of a new form of coal mining, where coal is infected with the bacteria, allowing methane to be harvested without digging out the coal.

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