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3D illustration of bacteria. Photograph: Kateryna Kon/123RF
Photograph: Kateryna Kon/123RF

Bacterial chemistry could cut water treatment costs

The University of Surrey has begun a three-year project to investigate a way to produce hydrogen and other useful chemicals from wastewater and CO2 using bacteria.

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