Carbon Futures on Show

Carbon Futures is on display at Museon! The installation has been produced specially for Museon, a museum of science and culture based in The Hague (The Netherlands) boasting over 200.000+ visitors per year, of which around 50.000 are school children. Carbon Futures is right now in their permanent exhibition One Planet, which challenges visitors to learn about current global issues – with…

Carbon Futures

We created an interactive museum installation: Carbon Futures. The exhibition piece deals with the global urgency caused by the high levels of CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere and shows four ways of recycling CO2, including the eForFuel approach. The installation offers visitors a glimpse into four examples of Carbon Capture and Storage and Carbon Capture and Utilization strategies. The four examples…

Bacteria as CO2 recycling powerhouse

This year started with a significant breakthrough by scientists from the Max Planck Institute (Germany) which is presented in their recent Nature Chemical Biology publication. Their research has redesigned the model biotechnological bacteria Escherichia coli (E. coli) to live and feed on methanol and formate: a possibility that serves as a stepping stone towards future endeavors aiming at recycling CO2…

Synthetic Biology against Climate Change

The  German radio station Deutschlandfunk has featured a segment dealing with synthetic biology as a tool against climate change in their regular science broadcast series Forschung aktuell on 5 August 2019. Hellmuth Nordwig, the host, talked about different strategies of fighting the greenhouse effect using synthetic biology. One of the guests was our eForFuel project coordinator: Dr. Arren Bar-Even from the…

E. Coli engineered to eat carbon dioxide!

eForFuel researchers Dr. Arren Bar-Even from the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Biology and Ron Milo from the Weizmann Institute of Science together with their teams created a strain of E. coli that can grow solely on carbon dioxide. By using genetic engineering and lab evolution the scientists designed the bacterium to swap its sugar meals for CO2.  Their work…

21st Month Meeting

Time flies and our 21st month meeting is taking place next week! The consortium partners will come together between 26 – 27 November 2019 in Ghent, Belgium. The meeting will be organized by our consortium member Arcelor Mittal. For two days, the project partners will update each other about their research and work, as well as discuss the further steps…

Fixing Carbon

At the beginning of this year, German scientist and science journalist Katrin Weigmann published an article called „Fixing Carbon“ in EMBO Reports. The article gives an overview about ongoing projects in genetic engineering which are exploring ways of “harnessing nature’s ability to capture CO2 from the atmosphere”. Carbon fixation solutions are an urgent issue in mitigating or stopping global climate change. Dr.…

8th Month Meeting

  The eForFuel consortium gathered for the second meeting of the project from October 25th to 26th  2018 in London, UK. The 8th  month meeting was hosted by Imperial College London. It took place in the beautiful “58 Prince’s Gate“, where we had the chance to spend our time in a stunning ballroom. After the kick-off meeting in Berlin, this was the first time…