ABF Industry Engagement Lab Call with Danimer Scientific

Gregg Beckham, Carol Leggett

Research output: NRELPresentation


This Agile BioFoundry Directed Funding Opportunity project with Danimer Scientific focuses on the development of a strain and a corresponding bioprocess to convert bio-based feedstocks to mixed composition polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs). Danimer Scientific produces PHAs today at industrial scale in proprietary strains and for many applications where bio-based, biodegradable materials are advantaged. The project team consists of NREL to lead the strain engineering efforts, PNNL to conduct systems biology experiments that will inform further strain engineering, and Danimer to conduct bioprocess development and materials development. To date, we have on-boarded Danimer strains and demonstrated successful engineering thereof. We anticipate conducting systems biology studies in Spring 2023. Overall, the impact of this DFO project could be improved material properties accessed through the Design-Build-Test-Learn cycle for designer PHA production.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2023

Publication series

NamePresented at the 2023 U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Project Peer Review, 3-7 April 2023, Denver, Colorado

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-2A00-85694


  • bio-based feedstocks
  • biodegradable materials
  • polyhydroxyalkanoates


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