Israel scientists engineer bacteria to eat CO₂

Israel scientists engineer bacteria to eat CO₂

Scientists at Israel’s Weizmann Institute have produced a bacteria that can live on CO2 rather than sugar. The team used ’metabolic rewiring’, to help transform the E coli’s diet to make it consume CO2 similar to a plant. This involved adding genes that metabolize CO2 and removing genes that process sugar. The breakthrough could lead to the low-emissions production of carbon for use in biofuels.

Chris
Chris
porcus
porcus 3 months

This is not unique; scientists have been fiddling with bacteria to get them to digest CO2 for a few years now. Some to turn CO2 into sugars, other to turn CO2 back into hydrocarbons. I would like to see these be turned into an industrial size test.

Hylton
Hylton 3 months

This is a big mistake, this will lead to global famine. We are in a co2 drought at the moment. Plants need it. The earth is greening due to the moderate rise we have at the moment. This is not good news. Nothing grows when the climate is cooler. Wake up people

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 3 months

This should be a plot to a Stephen King novel. The scientists so afraid of global warming use this bacteria. It then gets away from them. Killing off all plant life. Global cooling becomes a thing and this time it really is our fault.

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