Richard Honour

Richard Honour

Nov 16, 2014

Group 6 Copy 58
2
Please wait...

About This Project

The Precautionary Group
About 17 million tons of sewage sludge are disposed in the US each year in our forests and on our farms. Sludge-borne toxins are bioassimilated into our foods, and sludge leachates enter our precious waters. We have detected a novel fungus that may detoxify sludge toxins, rendering the residual sludge materials safer and available for beneficial reuse. We intend to culture and identify the fungus as a first step to its commercial exploitation.
Blast off!

Browse Other Projects on Experiment

Related Projects

Can cockroaches help us cure tularemia?

Tularemia is a deadly disease caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis (Ft). This bacterium is also a...

Identifying genes to stop sarcomas in kids and dogs

Sarcomas are life-threatening, often untreatable cancers that disproportionately affect dogs and children. We...

Backer Badge Funded

A biology project funded by 22 people