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AcceptableTurnip528320 karma

could you use bacteria to breakdown human waste on mars/in space and produce these proteins instead of needing to harvest them from human blood?

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"Realistically, I think we’ll probably develop a better technology (possibly using sticky plant-based proteins as binders) before we actually get to Mars,"

- could you use any known plant proteins in place of the animal albumins discussed in the paper? Would it be possible to make these materials from the proteins of inedible portions of plants grown for food on mars and give that material a use?

AcceptableTurnip52832 karma

"And if you use blood or urea, how do you recycle the precious water? Does your incubator capture the vapours?"

- great question!