Well, maybe. I’m in a hopeful mood today.
A tree fungus could provide green fuel that can be pumped directly into tanks, scientists say. The organism, found in the Patagonian rainforest, naturally produces a mixture of chemicals that is remarkably similar to diesel.
â€œThis is the only organism that has ever been shown to produce such an important combination of fuel substances,â€ said Gary Strobel, a plant scientist from Montana State University who led the work. â€œWe were totally surprised to learn that it was making a plethora of hydrocarbons.â€