Methane munching microbes

Methanotrophic bacteria, which grow on methane, can be used to convert biogas from farms, landfills, and wastewater treatment plants into raw materials for animal feed or bioplastic, according to research carried out at the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT). For instance, based on earlier research microbes can generate enzymes that can be used to make substitutes for conventional protein in feed or be further converted into biopolymers.