4 Results for 'Bioeconomy'
Circe: Tailored Fats for Food Applications
The Problem Human society relies on an inefficient, carbon-intensive linear manufacturing process in which products are created, used, and discarded. This system produces large amounts of waste at every step that is not captured and reused, causing a significant loss of value and damage to the environment. Food production is responsible for one quarter of...
Circe: Transforming Greenhouse Gases into Biodegradable Products
Our society is built upon cheap, widely available petrochemicals. Beyond gasoline and other fuels, petrochemicals are primary components of many of the objects in our everyday lives, including clothing, cosmetics, electronics, packaging, paint, floors, cars, and furniture. The vast majority of these products do not biodegrade in the environment and are not recycled, and the...
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Cellulose is a major component of plant cell wall and the most abundant biomass on earth. Efficient degradation of cellulose makes it possible to produce fuels and chemicals from plant resources for the achievement of Bioeconomy. Cellobiohydrolases (CBHs) are types of cellulases hydrolyzing crystalline cellulose to soluble oligosaccharides, and one of the key enzymes in... Free and open to public
Video/AnimationCirce: Using Microbes to Make Biodegradable ProductsCurrent manufacturing methods release harmful greenhouse gases and pollution, and many of the products produced do not biodegrade, damaging our ecosystems even further. What if we could turn greenhouse gases into biodegradable products? Researchers at the Wyss Institute are using synthetic biology to make this a reality. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University