Emitted greenhouse gases could be used for the synthesis of useful products by modified E. coli bacteria
Bacteria convert greenhouse gases into useful products - climate change short science news

A new study reports that E. coli bacteria (normally found in our intestines) can be transformed with a manipulated form of a human gene to convert greenhouse gases into useful products. The gene encodes an enzyme that in its manipulated form can couple carbon molecules (such as found in carbon dioxide) into more complex structures. These structures, which are currently produced from oil, can be used in for example cosmetics and in plastics.

Thus, this new technique can be beneficial for our combat against global warming. On the one hand, it might capture greenhouse gases from the atmosphere to synthesize useful polymers, and on the other hand reduces the need for oil.

Read the full story: University of South Florida
Scientific publication: Nature Chemical Biology