Please wait...

    About This Project

    iGEM High School Team: UrbanTundra_Edmonton

    Our high school team hopes to present our Mars colonization project at an international science competition in Boston (iGEM). A Martian colony must make efficient use of the planet’s limited resources. Martian soil contains high levels of perchlorate (ClO4) making it toxic. Our team is developing an automated prototype for ClO4 extraction, its conversion to rocket fuel, and its genetically engineered biodegradation to oxygen. Remediated soil can then be recycled for construction and agriculture.

    Blast off!

    Browse Other Projects on Experiment

    Related Projects

    Birds eavesdrop on plant indirect defenses to locate insect preys

    We all know that birds have a great vision, right? But what if they could also smell?! We demonstrated...

    Where are all the Diamondback terrapins on Cumberland Island?

    There is no previous population study that exists on the Diamondback terrapins of Cumberland Island, Georgia...

    Azolla, a little fern with massive green potential

    Azolla is a symbiotic superorganism that captures all the nitrogen fertilizer it needs to grow from the...

    Backer Badge Funded