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Hybrid organic-inorganic system for producing biofuels

United States Patent

October 3, 2017
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The present invention provides for a system for converting CO.sub.2 and H.sub.2 to one or more biologically derived compounds. In some embodiments, the system comprises a host cell comprising one or more nucleic acids encoding genes for a recombinant surface display protein which is capable of tethering an electrocatalyst molecule, such as a cobalt(II) complex supported by tetradentate polypyridyl ligand 2-bis(2-pyridyl)(methoxy)methyl-6-pyridylpyridine (PY4), and enzymes for synthesizing a biologically derived compound, such as an alkane, alcohol, fatty acid, ester, or isoprenoid.
Yeh; Yi-Chun (Emeryville, CA), Singer; Steven W. (Berkeley, CA), Chhabra; Swapnil R. (Oakland, CA), Beller; Harry R. (Berkeley, CA), Mueller; Jana (Mountain View, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
14/ 273,371
May 8, 2014
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT The invention described and claimed herein was made utilizing funds supplied by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract Nos. DE-AC02-05CH11231 and DE-0000206-1577 (Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy Electrofuels Program). The government has certain rights in this invention.