An excerpt from the Biofuels Digest story by Jim Lane.
This marks the first time that BDO–with an existing worldwide market of billions of pounds per year–has been produced biologically on this scale and at this rate. This campaign was completed less than five years from when Genomatica first demonstrated the ability for a microorganism to produce BDO in 2008. In their case, it’s modified E. coli fermentation.
Read the Genomatica Press Release: “Genomatica and DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Successfully Produce 1,4-Butanediol (BDO) on Commercial Scale