You might have heard of biodiesel produced from corn, sugar cane or even algae – but how about fungus? Well according to the Environmental News Network, researchers have uncovered a peculiar strain of fungus, found in the Patagonian rainforest, that could one day be used to fuel our cars. The fungus is reported to be a superior source for creating biofuel because it produces myco-diesel directly from cellulose, which means both a reduction in costs and carbon release. And since it can be grown in factories instead of harvested from farmland, scientists say it also shouldn’t threaten food supplies either. Little wonder scientists are optimistic this fungus discovery will mushroom new excitement in the energy field.

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