NREL Selected for Space-Bound Research To Solve the Plastic Waste Dilemma

NREL researchers Katrina Knauer and Allison Werner will study how spaceflight can affect the composition and function of microbial activities. (Image Credit: Bryan Bechtold, NREL)

WASHINGTON (NREL PR) — Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will send an engineered bacteria into space as early as next year as part of ongoing research into solving the problem of plastic waste mitigation on Earth.

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