APPLICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY:
- Biobased fuel and chemical production
- Addresses limits, due to toxicity of the final product, for microbial production levels of chemicals
Researchers at Berkeley Lab’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have identified host cells with genetic modifications to an AcrB gene, or homolog, that result in improved tolerance to alpha-olefins and, accordingly, increased alpha-olefin yields from modified host cells that produce the compounds.
For details about this technology, read published U. S. Patent Application 15/307,783 (Pub. No. US 2017/0051317).
STATUS: Published U. S. Patent Application 15/307,783 (Pub. No. US 2017/0051317). Available for licensing or collaborative research.