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Utilization of opportunistic gas feedstocks for the production of fuels, chemicals and proteins

  • Bryan Tracy, White Dog Labs,
  • David Collins, San Diego State University,
  • Ryan Tappel, LanzaTech

Utilizing gases such as natural gas, syngas, CO2 or other waste gas as sole carbon source or as added feedstock for fermentation enables low cost production of a broad spectrum of valuable chemicals. These chemicals, such as isobutanol, 1,4-butanediol, 2,3-butanediol, acetone and isopropanol, can be used both as precursors and/or directly as biofuels and industrial chemicals. However, doing so requires the ability to genetically engineer non-standard organisms like methanotrophs or Clostridia species. Unlike other industrial hosts such as E. coli and S. cerevisiae, these microbes are challenging to genetically engineer as detailed regulatory and physiological information is lacking and the requisite technologies have not yet been developed. This session will provide insight into genetic engineering approaches as well as novel fermentation processes to achieve low cost production of fuels, chemicals and proteins.

  • Date:Tuesday, July 9
  • Time:8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Location:308
  • Session Type:Breakout Session
  • Presentations Materials Available :Yes
  • BIO Track:Renewable Chemicals for a Sustainable Planet
Bryan Tracy
White Dog Labs
David Collins
San Diego State University
Ryan Tappel