Oakbio announces new green biofuel production platform
This ecoli based microbe platform expands the sources of waste materials Oakbio can convert to green, renewable fuels and other chemicals to include agricultural and municipal waste products.
May 14, 2015 / PRZen / SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Oakbio announced today the development of a novel Escherichia coli (ecoli) based microbe model for the production of n-Butanol and other chemical products.
This new waste carbon conversion platform uses the same expression system used in Oakbio’s successful CO2 capture and conversion system. Unlike other ecoli based systems the Oakbio model requires no antibiotics or promoters in order to produce the target molecule.
This new model has utility as a high efficiency method for converting waste stream carbon into n-Butanol, as well as serving as an expression system for other chemical targets. The addition of this model increases greatly the number of feedstocks which Oakbio can convert to n-Butanol, including biomass and wastewater.
“Ecoli, is a proven workhorse microbe which is currently used commercially for chemicals production. By using the same expression system in ecoli and our CO2 capture platform, we greatly reduce development cost of adding additional chemical production targets for both platforms. We have already proven that this platform, though not yet optimized can produce n-butanol to a concentration of 5 grams per liter at laboratory scale,” said Oakbio Chief Scientist Brian Sefton.
Currently Oakbio is validating this model for conversion of biomass derived carbon, wastewater and other common and highly available feedstocks.
“The addition of this new platform does not mean we are realigning away from CO2 capture and conversion, rather, it is a synergistic addition to our offerings and increases the number of waste carbon feedstocks which we can convert,” said Pierre Pujol, CEO and Oakbio.
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Oakbio is a privately held clean technology company located in Sunnyvale, California which has been a leader in creating biological methods for the capture and conversion of fluegas CO2 and other GHGs into fuels and other chemicals.