- Exploring new halo-autotrophic pathways for the development of a novel cost-effective dual methane and carbon dioxide elimination technology: ENHANCEMENT
In its climate and energy policy framework for 2030, the EU has set a target of reducing emissions to 40 % below 1990 levels by 2030. Methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions represent approximately 90% of the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions worldwide, and their share is expected to increase due to their industrial and organic-based nature as well as the increasing world population. The EU-funded ENHANCEMENT project will develop a friendly biotechnological strategy to convert CH4 and CO2 into the most expensive compound produced by microorganisms: ectoine. Thus, in this project, bacteria will be used to transform the two most important GHGs into compounds with a high market value. This interdisciplinary investigation will assist the EU to achieve its emission reduction targets.
- Climate change mitigation through novel halo-autotrophic pathways: CLIMATIC
This project aims to set a new strategy to eliminate CH4 and CO2 emissions based on the bioconversion of both GHGs into microbial molecules with a high retail value in the market, such as ectoines. This novel approach will offer a cost-competitive solution for the mitigation of their anthropogenic laden streams and will open the doors to a new market based in the transformation of waste through cell factories.
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