UCSC iGEM

UCSC iGEM

Dec 20, 2014

Group 6 Copy 117
-3
Please wait...

About This Project

Our team seeks to engineer a micro organism that will
produce the high-energy chemical butanol when the organism is fed cellulose. A mixture of 85% butanol and 15% gasoline produces a liquid fuel that can be used in current infrastructure and lowers our carbon footprint. By producing a cellulose based liquid biofuel we hope to shorten the carbon cycle and thereby directly combat climate change and address the growing global energy demand.
Blast off!

Browse Other Projects on Experiment

Related Projects

Saving Tropical Migratory Bird Habitat

Migratory birds, songbirds in particular, over-winter in the tropics. Much of the land is being deforested...

Can we use our immune cells to fight lung disease?

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a common deadly illness often seen in the intensive care unit...

Where are endangered California least terns spending their winters?

Wintering habitats of California least terns remain unknown, despite having terns being listed as endangered...

Backer Badge Funded

A biology project funded by 38 people