Tobias Erb on turning CO2 into valuable products

What if we could transform the harmful CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere into useful products? Plants can filter CO2 from the atmosphere very efficiently, but also very slowly. Using synthetic biology methods, Prof. Dr. Tobias Erb and his team at the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology have constructed an artificial CO2-fixation cycle. This discovery of synthetic photosynthesis could become a solution for turning CO2 into products such as pharmaceuticals or biofuels.

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