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JohnTaylor



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:29 pm    Post subject: Gribble Power! Reply with quote

I'm glad the thing that could save the world is called a Gribble.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/science/earth-environment/article7054684.ece

(It's a sea woodlouse thing that eats wood, it's digestive enzymes convert cellulose into sugars potentially opening the door to liquid biofuels from non food crops.)
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just you bloody wait til a bunch of them escape and eat all our trees Twisted Evil

I'm not usually this pessimistic!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RenewableCandy wrote:
Just you bloody wait til a bunch of them escape and eat all our trees Twisted Evil

I'm not usually this pessimistic!


We'd be in trouble by then anyway because the trees would have to be under seawater.
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