WUSTL researchers demonstrate solar-panel-powered microbial electrosynthesis to produce n-butanol from light, CO2 and power
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NOVEMBER 8, 2021
A team of biologists and engineers modified Rhodopseudomonas palustris TIE-1 (TIE-1) so that it can produce a biofuel using only three renewable and naturally abundant source ingredients: carbon dioxide, solar panel-generated electricity and light. The form of the microbe they built was unable to grow when nitrogen gas was its only nitrogen source. We hope that it can be a steppingstone for future sustainable solar fuel production. Researchers at Washington University in St.