Microbiome Engineering



EnergyEnergy focuses on the application of microbiome engineering tools and technologies to advance clean and affordable energy sources and to reduce overall energy consumption. To reduce the amount of carbon dioxide added to the atmosphere, energy will need to come from renewable sources, including waste gases (such as carbon dioxide and methane), microorganisms, and plants. Microbiomes can be used to produce highly energy-dense transportation fuels from biomass, increase the efficiency of conventional energy processes, and reduce energy consumption.

Societal Challenges

Last updated: October 1, 2020