Katie Zhang

Katie Zhang

Jun 25, 2019

Group 6 Copy 244
4
Please wait...

About This Project

The primary objective of the project is to create an industrially-comparable method of producing PHA, a biodegradable plastic, from Styrofoam (polystyrene) waste. We hypothesize that a genetically modifying E. coli can convert styrene (monomerized polystyrene) to P3HB, a specific PHA, with just two plasmids. Our device will aim to reduce the 30% of plastic waste volume accounted for by polystyrene while simultaneously enabling cost-effective production of PHA.



Blast off!

Browse Other Projects on Experiment

Related Projects

Achieving food sovereignty with edible insects: Breaking the cycle of poverty and malnutrition

Food insecurity and environmental degradation disproportionately affect the world’s poorest. Our project tackles...

Maceration of Skull Tissue by Mealworms

Could Mealworms be used as an alternative to dermestid beetles for skeleton preparation? In museums, dermestid...

Backer Badge Funded

A biology project funded by 45 people