Team:CSU Fort Collins
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Using frying oil to produce trans-zeatin in an engineered strain of E. coli
Frying oil waste is full of high-energy molecules. While it is currently recycled into biofuels and cosmetics, we believe that spent frying oil can be used to provide energy for product manufacturing. Our target was trans-zeatin, a plant growth hormone with applications in food, fuel, and feed.
We created and characterized new biobricks. We ran and re-ran experiments. We built prototypes. Learn about our experiments and see the results of all of our hard work from this year.
The best scientists consider all sorts of questions outside of the lab. How can I commercialize this project? How might it be regulated? We have spoken to experts to help us understand these questions, and compiled what we learned into articles.