E. oili?

E. coli bacteria have been genetically modified to convert sugar into an oil that is almost identical to diesel.

If the process was carried out on a larger scale, the manufactured fuel could replace fossil fuel use.

Proving more efficient that biofuel production, which the EU has set a 10% target for use of before 2020, the new fuel also does not require any alterations to modern engines.

Covering hundreds of miles every month, the man and van services that Sam The Van Man provides across North Devon and Exeter are always the most efficient they can be, and they are always on the look out for new technology that can help reduce their carbon footprint.