Rational Optimization of Microbial Processing for High Yield CO2-to-Isopropanol Conversion: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-20-17114

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Abstract

This project focuses on the production of the fuel blendstock isopropanol using a CO2-fixing Clostridium by metabolic engineering and process optimizations. The project will initiate from a baseline isopropanol producer and pursue isopropanol production at high carbon-conversion efficiency. We will lead engineering work by in-depth pathway analyses including thermodynamics optimization, enzyme expense analysis, metabolic robustness analysis, and -omics analysis. The isopropanol production will be optimized via genome editing followed by fermentation optimizations. This project will deliver a novel microbial process that efficiently converts waste CO2 to isopropanol at ~g/L titer level within 18-months. This project will layout a solid knowledge basis and technology platform for renewable CO2 valorization to bio-blendstock that help achieve Co-Optima and Shell's goals.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages11
DOIs
StatePublished - 2024

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-2700-88680

Keywords

  • acetogenic bacteria
  • CRADA
  • ensemble modeling for roboustness analysis
  • genetic engineering
  • isopropanol
  • thermodynamic modeling

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