E. coli bacteria is the primary cause of food poisoning. We may be able to get even for all those stomach aches we’ve had by turning it into automobile and jet fuel. The biotech company Joule Unlimited, which is privately held and highly secretive about its work, has been granted a patent for "a proprietary organism," which turns tout o be an adaptation of the E. coli bacteria that feeds only on carbon dioxide and gives off liquid hydrocarbons that can be turned into diesel fuel, jet fuel and gasoline.read more