Welcome to DTU BioBuilders 2021!
From now on known as the Methane eaters
Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. Given the present situation, the need to reduce methane emission assumes prime importance. This year, we aim to engineer a yeast, K. Phaffii, to utilize methane as feedstock to produce hemoglobin, a key component in producing plant-based meat substitutes. Meat substitutes help reduce the production of meat and meat products responsible for a large fraction of methane emissions. This way we counteract the methane emissions and move further towards sustainability.
In the future, we believe this project will open up the arena to produce many proteins of interest using this engineered, methane-consuming cell factory.