E. coli Has Its Benefits – Rice University Scientist Honored for Research Converting Glycerine Into High Value Products
· Professor Ramon Gonzalez Honored with 2010 Glycerine Innovation Award
· Annual Award Presented by Soap and Detergent Association, National Biodiesel Board
· $5,000 Honorarium, Plaque Presented at AOCS Annual Meeting
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 19, 2010 – Escherichia coli – E. coli for short – is often identified as a bacterium that contributes to foodborne illness. But research led by a Rice University scientist has discovered ways to use a safe, non-pathogenic E. coli to convert glycerine into high value fuels and chemicals.