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…

eForFuel press release is out!

This week we brought out a joint press release and published it across Europe. Each research partner adapted it, and highlighted their role and work within the project, so have a look at the general text, and then scroll to the bottom to check out the press release in multiple languages. eForFuel: Fuels from CO2 and Electricity By: Arren Bar-Even and Markus…

Kick Off Meeting

The eForFuel Kick Off Meeting took place from April 5th to 6th in Berlin, Germany. The meeting was hosted by our project coordinator (Dr. Arren Bar-Even and the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Biology), so the consortium met at the Berlin Office of the Max Planck Society, located at the Wissenschafts Forum at Gendarmenmarkt. As this was the first chance to…