Microbes produce organic plastics from flue gas, electricity

Researchers are working on an efficient and inexpensive method for the production of organic plastics. In the a new project, they use microorganisms that produce polyhydroxybutyric acid from flue gas, air, and renewable power. The optimized process of microbial electrosynthesis opens up further perspectives for the future production of biofuel or for the storage of power from regenerative sources in the form of chemical products, for instance. 

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