Jet and rocket fuel aren't exactly environmentally friendly before. But now, they are. Scientists have figured how to use bacteria to create rocket fuel. Hailing from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Joint BioEnergy Institute, scientists engineered a version of E. Coli capable of producing pinene.

It could be able to replace high energy fuels used in jet engines and rockets. The research is published in ACS Synthetic Biology.

The bad news is that there's still a long way more to go before this is going to be used in jets and rockets. The bacteria only produces 32 milligrams of fuel per liter of glucose they're fed on, which is far from efficient.

But at the very least, we're one step closer to making bio-fuel a reality. [ACS Synthetic Biology via Phys.Org Image by Randy Merrill under Creative Commons license]