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Unraveling Anaerobic Digestion using Single cell and Long Read Sequencing

Project description

Profiling individual bacterial cells could help us increase methane production

When microorganisms feed on organic materials in the absence of oxygen or air, their digestive processes (called anaerobic digestion) produce biogas, which is mostly methane. Harnessing microbes to make fuels for us from our organic waste supports our transition away from fossil fuels to cleaner forms of energy and fewer emissions. However, bacteria need some help to make fuels in the quantities that result in cost-effective processes worthy of investment. The EU-funded UnrAD project is using high-tech single-cell genetics approaches to characterise different members of the bacterial community. Finding specialisations and interactions relevant to methane production could help us help them boost yield.

Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Net EU contribution
€ 172 932,48
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00