We will develop a new bioreactor concept by directly printing living microorganisms into chemical reactors for converting methane gas into high-value product streams. If successful, the living bioreactor will improve the gas-liquid interfacial mass-transfer rates that limit stirred-tank reactors currently in use and could lead to a paradigm shift in how biology is used in industrial settings.
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