Top 10 sci-tech breakthroughs of China in 2021

0 Comment(s)Print E-mail, March 18, 2022
Adjust font size:

# Synthesizing starch from carbon dioxide

Chinese scientist Cai Tao shows a sample of synthesized starch at a lab, Sept. 16, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

A study published in the journal Science on Sept. 24, 2021, detailed an artificial method of synthesizing starch from carbon dioxide developed by Chinese scientists.

Conducted by the Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the study is the first of its kind globally. According to the study's corresponding author Ma Yanhe, preliminary data shows that the new method is about 8.5 times more efficient than producing starch through conventional agriculture based on the starch synthesis rate.

The study promises to help realize lab-based starch production and provide a new technical route for synthesizing complex molecules from carbon dioxide, Ma said.

<   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   >  

Follow on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.
ChinaNews App Download
Print E-mail Bookmark and Share

Go to Forum >>0 Comment(s)

No comments.

Add your comments...

  • User Name Required
  • Your Comment
  • Enter the words you see:   
    Racist, abusive and off-topic comments may be removed by the moderator.
Send your storiesGet more from