Knallgasbakterien – neue Synthesewege mit Cupriavidus necator

S. Milker, C. Kunze, A. Sydow, C. Kroner, D. Holtmann

Climate change and the finite nature of fossil fuels raise the need for the fixation of CO2and conversion into traditionally petroleum-derived chemicals. With Cupriavidus necatoras an easily genetically modifiable biocatalyst, a wide range of products, e. g. polymers, platform chemicals, biofuels, and terpenes, can be accessed. The wide range of applications as well as a prominent example of electrochemical α-humulene production from CO2 are promising developments towards a bio-based society.
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