CO2-eating bacteria can turn greenhouse gas into commodities
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CO2-eating bacteria can turn greenhouse gas into commodities

Dr Igor Vassilev
Dr Igor Vassilev

In 10 seconds? Scientists have found a way to turn microorganisms into mini-factories that help fight climate change while producing useful chemicals and fuels.

What’s the story? Research teams have shown that by tweaking enzymes inside bacteria or by supplying electricity to microbial cells, microorganisms can convert CO2 into valuable commodities. This would be a win-win for climate policies, provided the method can be scaled up to industrial levels.

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