Anaerobic Acetobacterium woodii to produce acetone
TRL 5 bioreactor reliant on engineered Acetobacterium woodii (A. woodii) to produce acetone, which is required for the synthesis of polycarbonate plastics from pressurised gas feedstocks, namely H2 from the PEM electrolyzer and concentrated CO2 . Development of this bioreactor will be designed to fulfil ecologically and economically sustainable industrial targets.
The overall development of the bioreactor will integrate different components:
The outcome of each round of systems metabolic engineering will be carefully assessed.
Bioreactor engineering will combine process analyses to capture the host behaviour under bioreactor conditions and provide guidelines for process design and control.