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BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Ag Tech
July 8-11, 2019
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July 8 - 11, 2019 | Des Moines, Iowa
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.