UCSC iGEM

UCSC iGEM

Aug 03, 2014

Group 6 Copy 64
0
    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

    A Modification to Homeopathic Drug Carcinosin

    Cancer is linked to genetic mutations in hosts who are already genetically unique, which can make it seem...

    Are cryptic characteristics preventing the protection of two similar Sphingidae moths?

    This project is aimed at understanding the morphological differences between two species of Sphingidae...

    Probiotics for plants? Fighting insects by boosting corn immune systems

    Beneficial soil microorganisms can boost the plant immune system. We want to know if farming practices that...

    Backer Badge Funded

    A biology project funded by 38 people