Biotechnology

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Bio-technologies are likely to be required in the development of food and materials production on Mars. Biological reactors are also common in potable water treatment and waste water treatment. Bio-technologies of interest for Mars are:

  • Treatment of radiation and other medical technologies
  • Genetics and pharmacology
  • Food production
    • Fermentation (bread, beer and wine)
    • Carbohydrates
  • Plastics production
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Photobioreactors

References

Wikipedia article about bio-technologies