Morgan Matson has had a lifelong fascination with the power of nature’s renewable processes, concentrating on possible energy generation from biological hosts. Matson works on engineering the metabolism of E. coli to produce biofuels and other valuable chemicals with Dr. Shota Atsumi.
Morgan’s development of a hybrid electro-biochemical production system is an innovative and promising approach for producing valuable chemicals from atmospheric CO2 and renewable electricity. Using CO2 as a feedstock could potentially mitigate climate change, while providing long term resource security. In addition, this system could accelerate the growth of the renewable energy sector by providing new avenues for its application.