|10 April 2017|

Europe

A leading microbiologist has been awarded €2.5 million to advance the development of biofuels made from bacteria.

Microbiologist Professor Volker Müller has received ERC Advanced Investigator Grants of the European Research Council funding to advance his research into alternative fuels. The money will be used to further his work in producing biofuels from bacteria that use carbon dioxide as a feedstock. These fuels slash emissions and reduce the world’s dependence on fossil fuels.

Professor Müller and his team at the Institute of Molecular Biosciences of Goethe University Frankfurt want to genetically modify acetogenic bacteria so that they can support clean fuel production on an industrial scale from a variety of source materials.