Carbon sequestration technology is one of the most promising means of achieving greenhouse gas emissions reductions. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, even under the most optimistic scenarios for energy efficiency gains and the greater use of low- or no-carbon fuels, carbon sequestration will likely be essential if the world is to stabilize atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases at acceptable levels. BioStar’s anaerobic digestion process utilizes naturally-occurring bacteria and is a prime example of a commercially viable carbon sequestration technology.
Microbes and plants, such as the bacteria used in the BioStar process, play substantial roles in the global cycling of carbon through the environment. The bacteria absorbs carbon and converts it to less harmful, and often very useful, substances. The Office of Science’s Biological and Environmental Research program continues to leverage new genomic DNA sequence information on microbes important to the global carbon cycle by characterizing key biochemical pathways or genetic regulatory networks in these microbes. Learn more about carbon sequestration technology by calling BioStar Organics.