Scientists have discovered a way to make acetic acid out of co2 and sunlight

Signal of change / Scientists have discovered a way to make acetic acid out of co2 and sunlight

By Ulrike Stein / 05 Sep 2017

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 stellen aus CO² und Sonnenlicht Treibstoff her

Forscher träumen davon, es der Natur gleichzutun und Energie nach dem Vorbild der Fotosynthese nutzbar zu machen, also der Umwandlung von Kohlendioxi



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