From Name:
From Email:
To Name:
To Email:

Optional Message:


Novel engineered enzyme converts carbon dioxide to methane

from Ars Technica

A simple modification of an enzyme that reduces N2 gas to NH3 gas has led to an enzyme that reduces CO2 to methane, a reaction that takes the transfer of eight electrons. The enzyme also combined two molecules, carbon dioxide and acetylene, to form propylene, a three-carbon ingredient in many plastics. This new enzyme is ripe for detailed biophysical studies, and may have many-fold environmental and industrial applications. The report of this work appears in the Proceedings in the National Academy of Sciences. more


Powered by MultiBriefs
7701 Las Colinas Blvd., Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063