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Using CO2 for production of poly-β-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) in cyanobacteria

Goals

  • Quantitative process development for PHB production from CO2
  • Combine molecular non GMP techniques with sound bioprocess engineering

Approach

  • Rational media design
  • Quantitative analysis of growth phases under different limitations
  • UV mutanogenesis

Novelty

  • Highest PHB content ever reported
  • Promising time space yields
  • Patented technology

Outlook

  • Targetted product property analysis
  • Include targetted GMO modifications

 

 

Project overview (click to download)

Funding

This project is funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) as part of the programme “Production of the Future”.

Contact:

Dr. nat. techn. Stefan Pflügl

Univ. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Christoph Herwig