We are eager to see our products, improved SCUT-3, are used by individual crop farmers and farming industry to increase their production. The reason why are our potential users are individual crop farmers and farming industry is that our products are cost effective. The individual crop producer can increase average yield by using the improved fertilizer. For farm raiser, rather than selling the feathers or simply bury them, the producer can implement our project to make forage, which is both healthy and cheap. Moreover, such methods of degradation won’t cause pollution, so that it brings significant environmental benefit to the whole society. In addition, shown by the experiment, improved SCUT-3 exhibited high feather degradation efficiency (70% for 48 hours) and high quality. Compared to wild FDB, improved SCUT-3 left fewer remain of feather. As a result, it’s safe for our users to implement it in large scale.
For fowl raisers, they can collect the feathers and put them in a fermentation tank, and use our modified bacteria to digest them. In this way, instead of waste, feathers are converted into high quality amino acid which can be made into organic fertilizer and animal feed, which can be sold for profit. For farmers, they can replace the chemical fertilizer with organic fertilizer made from feather.
So, in real world situation, we need to cooperate with farm that provide feathers and convince them to use our modified bacteria to manage the feathers. In this way, we can gain constant supply of high-quality amino acid. After that, we should contact fertilizer company and animal feed company so that the amino acid can be processed into usable product like organic fertilizer and organic animal feed. Last but not least, we should advertise and encourage the use of organic fertilizer made from feather degradation, so farmers are more likely to use our product.
Still, we should meticulously examine our project for its safety. Due to fact that the amino acid and protein content are made from bacterium fermentation, we have to sterilize them before using, otherwise it may cause unpredictable harm to the environment.
A challenge we faced is ethical problem. Evidenced by our questionnaire, there’s still half of the population express concern to the genetic modified product. Thus, before large-scale production, our team need to overcome the stereotype of people, demonstrating the positive effect brought by our products.