acib exploits Cupriavidus necator (aka Ralstonia eutropha), a fast-growing bacterium able to use H2 (e.g. from electrolysis of water using excess of electric energy), O2 and CO2 for growth and PHA formation**. A highly automated process for the production of top quality PHA from CO2 is already available (TRL 4 – Technology validated in lab). We now strive to valorise CO2-rich off-gases from industrial processes and to produce innovative, biodegradable plastic products with new partners.
*Illustration Kratzer, R.
**Lambauer, V., Kratzer, R. (2022) Lab-scale cultivation of Cupriavidus necator on explosive gas mixtures: carbon dioxide fixation into polyhydroxybutyrate. Bioengineering, 9:204; DOI.org/10.3390/bioengineering9050204
Experts:Prof. Dr. Regina Kratzer, Prof. Dr. Markus Reichhartinger, DI Vera Lambauer
Available for:Joint Research Project, Contract Research, Investments
Development status:Technology Readiness Level 4 (Technology validated in the lab)
IPR:Will be generated for you as our industrial partner / investor
CO2-Recycling, PHA, PHB, Bioplastics, Exhaust gas, Biodegradable, Cupriavidus necator