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Gas Busters- Life Lab, Part 5

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If there’s too much gas in the atmosphere, who you gonna call? Gas Busters! Find out how a bacteria from a rabbit’s gut could help fight climate change, in our final episode of Life Lab.

This episode features Dr. Ryan Tappel of LanzaTech, and a song collaboration with Basho Mosko, of Basho & Friends!

Welcome to Life Lab! This is the final part of our five part series about how tiny life can change our world. In Life Lab, we explore the incredible power of synthetic biology to solve some of our biggest challenges - and asking how it could change our future. Life Lab is supported by the Engineering Biology Research Consortium, a non-profit committed to educating the next-generation and building a community dedicated to solving big challenges with engineering biology. Funded by the National Science Foundation.

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Dr. Ryan Tappel is the enzymology manager at LanzaTech. After getting his Ph.D in biochemistry at SUNY-Environmental Science & Forestry, Ryan joined the Synthetic Biology team at LanzaTech in 2014.

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LanzaTech's carbon recycling initiative wishes to aid the inevitable "post-pollution world" and finally target our atmosphere's greenhouse gases. Here is an animated video that shows their process:

Here's a TEDx video from LanzaTech's CEO, where she explains the power of recycling CO2:

Want to hear more from Ryan? Listen to our bonus interview episode on Patreon.


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