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This increase means fees for breaking down in the tunnels are still much lower than commercial rates for recovery, for example if someone broke down on the motorway.
Enzymes are costly to make, and current methods for breaking down cellulose require a lot of energy.
BRITISH motorists are causing mayhem and unnecessary traffic problems by driving miles out of their way because of their fears of breaking down on the motorway, according to research from Direct Line Breakdown.
Many motorists are jamming side roads through fear of breaking down on motorways, a survey shows.
In fact, the microbe produces even more cellular energy by breaking down cellulose than it does by growing on simple sugars such as glucose.