WHAT ARE ENZYMES?
Enzymes are proteins found in nature. You use enzymes to digest your food and perform a host of other reactions that allow you grow and survive. In nature, bacteria, plants, algae and fungi have specialized enzymes that transform what we consider toxins and waste--petroleum, carcinogenic dyes, heavy metals, arsenic, and plastic, to name a few--into carbon. This carbon gives these organisms life and helps power the complex interactions which drive healthy ecosystems.
WHAT IS SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY?
All living things are made of, and run by, DNA. DNA is the code, or directions, which tell an organism how to grow, develop and interact with the world. Using technologies inspired by nature, we can edit this code to develop new organisms that can help us clean up the planet. To learn how synthetic biology can help build more sustainable societies, read this article by our founder. Check out how we sped up oil spill clean up here.
WHY ARE BLUUMBIO'S SOLUTIONS BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT?
Our technologies do not use harsh chemicals and minimally disturb the natural environment in which they are applied. In addition, our enzymes degrade and/or sequester target toxins. Traditional methods, like soil removal or capping, do not solve the problem, they just remove it from sight.
How is BluumBio different? We don't just remove contaminants from the environment: we restore degraded landscapes.