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Eco-friendly plastics & fuels can be made by CO2-chomping bacteria (PHOTO)

In a stunning breakthrough for the environment, scientists have developed a way to make organisms convert CO2 into biodegradable plastics, gas and biodiesel, paving the way for eco-friendly chemical manufacturing. A team from the University of Colorado Boulder successfully developed ‘living factories’ of  light-powered nanobio-hybrid organisms that eat CO2 and nitrogen and turn them into biodegradable plastic, fuel and biodiesel. “The innovation is a testament to the power of biochemical processes,” said lead author Prashant Nagpal, adding this could one day replace carbon-intensive manufacturing.  The researchers used light-activated quantum dots, which are tiny semiconductors like the ones found in televisions, that can be injected into cells and are designed to attach ...Read more

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