Samsung Solve for Tomorrow uncovers Singapore’s next generation of environmental innovators
01 Jun 2022
Article featured post-secondary category winner of Samsung's Solve for Tomorrow competition in Singapore, SP's student team, MNKS X CO2. The team from Singapore Polytechnic conceptualised a biofilter for vehicles with a biofilm made of genetically engineered Escherichia coli (E. Coli) bacteria that can consume carbon dioxide while emitting oxygen gas. “Vehicle carbon emissions is a key culprit for climate change, and our team believes that addressing this issue will require us to rethink current solutions,” said Mohammed, team leader of MNKS X CO2. “The idea of a biofilter was inspired by the amazing ability of genetically modified E.coli to absorb carbon dioxide. With the assistance of my teammates Nick, Keeret, and Siew Hean, we were able to integrate different STEM disciplines and develop our idea into a feasible solution. We hope that our E.Coli-driven biofilter can make a meaningful difference in the fight against climate change,” he added.