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Eldorado

Scientists create bacteria that eats CO2

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Eldorado

"In a study published Wednesday in Cell, researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel reported that they created a strain of the bacteria Escherichia coli, or E. coli, that eats CO2 for energy rather than organic compounds like sugars and fats.

"And while the study comes with a major caveat — the process currently produces more CO2 than it consumes — the research team hopes their work can provide a foundation for carbon-neutral energy sources in the future."

Full monty at Discover Magazine: https://www.discovermagazine.com/environment/scientists-just-created-a-bacteria-that-eats-co2-to-reduce-greenhouse-gases

"Conversion of Escherichia coli to Generate All Biomass Carbon from CO2"

Research at CELL: https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(19)31230-9

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'Walt' E. Kurtz

E.coli quite dangerous stuff.

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moonman

Releasing something like that into nature seems incredibly stupid and potentially planet-killing. How do you keep it in check? How do you keep it from evolving into something uncontrollable?

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Aaron2016

....and a new era in chemical warfare is born.

 

 

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quiXilver

leading cause of death... life.

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Piney
1 hour ago, moonman said:

Releasing something like that into nature seems incredibly stupid and potentially planet-killing. How do you keep it in check? How do you keep it from evolving into something uncontrollable?

Plants are the safest carbon sink. The just need to start planting trees and plants instead of this screwy waste of resources. 

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XenoFish

Just one question. Can it thrive and survive on Venus?

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Piney
9 minutes ago, XenoFish said:

Just one question. Can it thrive and survive on Venus?

You need something that munches sulfuric acid. 

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'Walt' E. Kurtz
44 minutes ago, Piney said:

You need something that munches sulfuric acid. 

H2SO4 :-P  E.Coli kills about 500 peeps a year. 

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