Electricity-eating microbes could make bioplastics
Scientists have figured out a way to feed electricity to microbes to grow truly green, biodegradable bioplastics, according to a new study. The laboratory is among the first to use microbial electrosynthesis to wrangle a polymer called polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) from electricity-eating microbes. The plastic they are making is “sustainable, carbon-neutral, and low-cost,” Arpita Bose, assistant professor of biology at Washington University in St. Louis, says.
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