Bacteria Eat Human Sewage, Produce Rocket Fuel

Posted on November 13, 2005 

Bacteria Eat Human Sewage, Produce Rocket Fuel

The unusual microbes consume ammonia, producing hydrazine—better known as rocket fuel—in the process. The ability still puzzles scientists.

Scientists first discovered anammox bacteria in yeast and later in the open ocean in the late 1990s.

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