Sustainable Chemicals

Chemical production consumes over 10% of all produced petroleum, and many chemical products are durable goods that do not biodegrade and are difficult to recycle.  Thus everyday consumable products pose a sustainability challenge, which are looking for renewable solutions.

 

MixoFerm maximizes the production of acetyl-CoA, which is the central building block of most biochemicals.  In many cases, MixoFerm can enhance sugar to product yields simply through the inherent advantages of the microorganism, which means no reducing gases are required.  This is the case for acetone and isopropanol.  When reducing gases are supplemented to fermentation, sugar mass yields can be increased upwards 50 - 100% compared to conventional fermentation for nearly all fermentation products.