BioCapture – aims to transform carbon emissions into bioplastics

BioCapture – Renert High School, Calgary Alberta

Our solution aims to transform atmospheric carbon emissions into bioplastics through the genetic engineering and modification of the fermentation pathway of Cupriavidus necator (C. necator). Following modification of the bacterium, not only will carbon capture be enhanced, but polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB), a biodegradable polymer, can be extracted from C. necator and transformed into viable bioplastic materials, as well.

Team Grade Level: Grade 8 – 12
Team Experience Level: Beginner
STEM Focus: Synthetic Biology
UN Sustainability Focus Education
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Responsible Consumption and Production
Renewable Energy
Climate Action
Prototype Pitch Video


Posted on

March 11, 2024

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