Bioengineers have created a plant that purifies the air 30 times better than others

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 Bioengineers have created a plant that purifies the air 30 times better than others

Neo P1 is equivalent to 30 ordinary houseplants in terms of air purification. Such a plant can trap formaldehyde, benzene, toluene and xylene, converting them into harmless substances. The genes added to Neo P1's DNA cause it to produce enzymes that turn harmful compounds into harmless substances, which are then used by the plant itself. Formaldehyde is converted to fructose, while benzene, toluene and xylene become an amino acid.

Neo P1 comes with its own soil containing biochar, a wood-like material. It is made by heating biomass in an oxygen-free environment. Biochar is home to beneficial microorganisms that are added to the soil once a month in the form of supplements known as Power Drops.

Neo P1 requires little maintenance. It is enough just once a month to add Power Drops and water. Thanks to the tank in the pot, watering should be done once a month in winter and once every two weeks in summer. The Neo P1 is slated to sell for $179 per plant.

“Air purifiers are great at capturing particulate matter like smoke from fires, but it's much harder to capture volatile organic compounds, which also cause serious health problems. health. The plant serves many purposes that air purifiers can't, plus it doesn't need electricity, doesn't make noise, and works 24/7”,– explains Neoplants CEO Lionel Mora.

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