MICROBIAL FACTORY 2
New bio-Plastic production
PHA is currently produced from corn and sugar cane and requires high water consumption.
One one side the mentioned crops could be better used for human consumption , on the other land and water employiment is not sustainable.
Our approach will lead to : 46 times less water use and 24 times less land use.
The overall development of the ENGICOIN bioreactor will integrate different components:
- strain development through the usage of a variety of tools available for systems metabolic engineering (e.g. systems biology, synthetic biology and evolutionary engineering;
- engineering of midstream (fermentation) and,
- downstream (separation and purification) processes.