Scientists have found a way to coat bacteria with nano-solar panels, enabling it to turn sunlight and CO2 into acetic acid, which can then be used to produce plastics, petrol etc. In short, a way of producing these things without fossil fuels.
The bacterium Moorella thermoacetica, when appropriately modified, produces acetic acid from carbon dioxide and sunlight - a starting material for the production of plastics or fuels such as gasoline. The yield is four times greater than that of natural photosynthesis.
Forscher träumen davon, es der Natur gleichzutun und Energie nach dem Vorbild der Fotosynthese nutzbar zu machen, also der Umwandlung von Kohlendioxi