The increasing incidence and intensity of urban and wildfires has raised concerns throughout the world. Millions of acres of ecosystems have been lost, thousands of animal and plant species are in danger, and families have seen their patrimonies lost to fires which have gotten out of control. Besides, fire combat methods used nowadays are either ineffective or contain fluorosurfactants, a series of extremely pollutant chemicals.

Our main components are ranaspumins, a family of foamy proteins,
that along with some bacterial metabolites will be produced using
metabolic engineering techniques.

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