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Biocatalyst Interactions with Gases Collaboration

Interdisciplinary research to overcome global challenges

Reducing carbon emissions and developing alternative routes for fertilizer production are increasingly urgent challenges facing our world. The ability to discover and quickly scale solutions requires innovative partnerships across public and private sectors.

This interdisciplinary research collaboration between North Carolina State University (NC State) and the Technical University of Denmark (Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, DTU) aims to uncover new biology-based methods for CO2 management and sustainable fertilizer production. 

The project, called the Biocatalyst Interactions with Gases (BIG) Collaboration, is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation (NNF). Led by NC State, the collaboration team will receive 50 million Danish Kroner (DKK), or approximately $6.5 million in funding over five years.