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Methods, Systems, and Compositions for Microbial Bio-Production of Biomolecules Using Syngas Components, or Sugars, as Feedstocks

United States Patent Application

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This invention relates to microorganism cells that are modified to increase conversion of carbon dioxide and/or carbon monoxide to a product, such as a fatty acid methyl ester, and to related methods and systems. A pathway from the Calvin Benson Cycle to the product is provided, which in various embodiments involves use of heterologous proteins that exhibit desired enzymatic conversions.
Lynch, Michael D. (Boulder, CO)
OPX Biotechnologies, Inc. (Boulder CO)
12/ 950,863
November 19, 2010
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with partial United States Government support under DE-AR0000088 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The United States Government may have certain rights in this invention.