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Making food out of thin air

Calysta in California and String Bio in Bengaluru are among biotech firms that have found ways to turn methane into protein

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Landfills, sewage plants and farms all naturally produce methane when organic matter decomposes, which can be captured and transported to a facility.

IMAGINE a world where gas emitted from landfills can be turned into edible protein that ends up on your plate as a burger or a steak.

That's what scientists are hoping for. Calysta Inc in California and String Bio in the Indian city of Bengaluru are among biotechnology firms that have...

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