Ancient archaea harnessed for fuels production

One of the most abundant industrial side streams in the world is of course CO2. Using this carbon source efficiently, instead of pumping it in our atmosphere is no doubt one of the most important areas where synthetic biology can help.


The quest for microbes, naturally capable of using this abundant raw material, takes us to the very beginning of our planet.


At Aalto university, professor Silvan Schellers team is working with an intriguing group of microbes, methane producing archaea