Microbes at work

Location: CRPA Lab, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Date: June 2023
Photographer: Mirco Garuti
Sent by: Centro Ricerche Produzioni Animali, Italy
Description: Working with the small to explain the big. In the laboratory are bottles full of busy little microbes. Scientists take care of them, choosing what they love to eat and getting the right balance to fuel Europe with renewable biomethane. This photograph is dedicated to everyone engaged in research and development because producing biomethane also depends on doing science. This involves not only days and nights of number-crunching, observations and studies, but also innovative projects, technological creativity and unimaginable perseverance.