A newly created microbe produces cellulose that can be turned into ethanol and other biofuels, report scientists from The University of Texas at Austin. The scientists say the microbe could provide a significant portion of the nation's transportation fuel if production can be scaled up.

""The huge expense in making cellulosic ethanol and biofuels is in using enzymes and mechanical methods to break cellulose down. Using the cyanobacteria escapes these expensive processes." -- Dr. Dr. David Nobles Jr., University of Texas at Austin