Engineered E. coli could make carbohydrates, renewable fuel, from CO2
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SEPTEMBER 12, 2021
Researchers from Newcastle University in the UK have engineered Escherichia coli bacteria to capture carbon dioxide using hydrogen gas to convert it into formic acid. The research, accepted for publication in Applied and Environmental Microbiology raises the possibility of converting atmospheric CO 2 to commodity chemicals. Escherichia coli is gram-negative bacterium that is a workhorse for biotechnology.