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Dipl.-Ing.(FH) Dr. nat. techn. Stefan Pflügl


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2021/09/21: Our latest paper on acetogen metabolism is out! Check out how we successfully applied physiological and systems level analyses in combination with metabolic modeling to demonstrate that A. woodii is a highly promising organism for upgrading one carbon sources such as formate, CO2 (plus H2) and CO alone or in mixed feed systems.

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Sustainable Bioprocess Solutions

Creating value from carbon waste

Our mission is to exploit microbial diversity to develop bioprocesses relying on waste or residual carbon streams as feedstocks and turn them into value-added products such as alcohols, diols or organic acids.

To achieve this goal, we use different microbial hosts including acetogenic bacteria (e.g., A. woodii), E. coli or V. natriegens. Using a multidisciplinary approach that includes strain and bioprocess engineering, an advanced analytical toolbox for raw material analysis, and -omics analysis and metabolic modeling, we not only try to develop novel bioprocesses but also to advance our understanding on metabolism and physiology of these organisms.

Feedstocks include gaseous substrates from industrial sources (e.g., from steel mills) or biomass gasification, agro-based residuals (e.g., molasses or whey), and ligno-based streams (e.g., spent sulfite liquor from pulp and paper production).

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