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Biotecnología de captura de carbono


Oferta Tecnológica
Una pyme holandesa especializada en biotecnología de captura de carbono ofrece su capacidad para transformar mediante una bacteria modificada gases carbonosos residuales tóxicos y destructores del ozono en isobuteno de alto valor y otros alquenos. La empresa busca socios industriales y compañías de ingeniería y química con el fin de reducir emisiones de gases carbonosos residuales. Como posibles colaboraciones se incluyen acuerdos de licencia, financiación o comercialización con asistencia técnica.


Industry and financial partners sought for carbon capture biotechnology
A Dutch SME active in carbon capture biotechnology can convert toxic and climate destroying carbonaceous waste gases via engineered bacteria into high value isobutene (main product) and other alkenes (under development). The SME is looking for industry partners as well as engineering and chemical companies that want to reduce carbonaceous waste gas emissions. Possible partnerships are research cooperation / license / financial agreement and/or commercial agreement with technical assistance.
Industry will have to pay carbon tax from 2020 onwards. Thus, it is in need of a solution to get rid of carbonaceous waste gases. One possibility is to convert them into usable products.

A Dutch SME has combined a fast growing and robust bacterial chassis and a proprietary metabolic pathway to produce high value isobutene. The market of isobutene is very big, it can be used as a fuel (additive) (Ethyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (ETBE), Methyl-tert-butylether (MTBE), or Isooctane) or a chemical (butyl rubber or methacrolein).

The Dutch company is at the moment the only one making isobutene from waste gases. Competitors are active in fermenting isobutene from sugars. Several finishing industries are interested in using isobutene as a feedstock for the production of chemicals. Even car producers and customers of the steel industry, show a great interest in the technology.

The Dutch SME searches industrial partners and is flexible with regard to business models. The SME is open to discuss different kinds of partnerships to further develop the technology (research cooperation / license agreement or commercial agreement with technical assistance). The company will provide training to companies interested in the latter agreement form. Also investment partners are sought for a financial agreement.
Advantages and Innovations:
The Dutch SME is at the moment the only one making isobutene from waste gases. Competitors are active in fermenting isobutene from sugars.
- Isobutene is gaseous, thus not toxic for the biocatalyst
- no energy intensive distillation is required (product is in the gas phase)
- the bacteria is the fastest gas-eating bacteria known, with a doubling time of 48 minutes
- no costly vitamins are needed for cultivation of the biocatalyst
- no contamination risk due to high temperature of the process (thermophilic biocatalyst used)
- no expensive reactor design needed
- not sensitive to impurities (no gas clean-up necessary)
- high gas uptake rate
Stage of Development:
Under development/lab tested
Patents granted
CommeR Statunts Regarding IPR Status:

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
The Dutch SME is searching for industry partners that want to reduce carbonaceous waste gas emissions for a commercial agreement with technical assistance. Trainings are provided for partners interested in the latter agreement.
A license agreement is also possible to apply the technology into the industry partners process. Also engineering and chemical companies are looked for to discuss a license agreement.
Furthermore, the company is looking for strategic partnerships plus co-development of the technology. For this type of partnership, a research cooperation agreement is offered. Also investment partners are sought for a financial agreement.


Type and Size of Client:
Industry SME <= 10
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
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Technology Keywords:
06006012 Bioprocesos
04003003 Combustibles fósiles líquidos
03004006 Organic Substances
03004010 Special chemicals, intermediates