Scientists at the University of Georgia have achieved a breakthrough that can transform the carbon dioxide useful industrial products. Scientists have created a microorganism that can convert carbon dioxide into biofuel.
This microorganism plays the role of the plant.Functions performed by a plant in photosynthesis process will be played by the microbe known as Pyrococcus furiosus. Pyrococcus furiosus is found in super-heated ocean waters near geothermal vents.Scientists manipulated the genetical material of microbe .
This unique microbe known as Pyrococcus furiosus, or “rushing fireball can be used to fight Global warming and pollution control as Carbon dioxide is a major cause of global warming.
This discovery can pave the way to create biofuels directly from the carbon dioxide in the air.
Michael Adams, member of UGA’s Bioenergy Systems Research Institute, explained the mechanism “Basically, what we have done is create a microorganism that does with carbon dioxide exactly what plants do-absorb it and generate something useful”
“Basically, what we have done is create a microorganism that does with carbon dioxide exactly what plants do-absorb it and generate something useful,” said Michael Adams, member of UGA’s Bioenergy Systems Research Institute, Georgia Power professor of biotechnology and Distinguished Research Professor of biochemistry and molecular biology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.
“What this discovery means is that we can remove plants as the middleman .We can take carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere and turn it into useful products like fuels and chemicals without having to go through the inefficient process of growing plants and extracting sugars from biomass.”
This discovery can produce fuels and solves the problem of global warming. This microbe can be used to fight Global warming and climate change and pollution control.
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