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Methods and systems for chemoautotrophic production of organic compounds

United States Patent

January 8, 2013
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The present disclosure identifies pathways, mechanisms, systems and methods to confer chemoautotrophic production of carbon-based products of interest, such as sugars, alcohols, chemicals, amino acids, polymers, fatty acids and their derivatives, hydrocarbons, isoprenoids, and intermediates thereof, in organisms such that these organisms efficiently convert inorganic carbon to organic carbon-based products of interest using inorganic energy, such as formate, and in particular the use of organisms for the commercial production of various carbon-based products of interest.
Fischer; Curt R. (Cambridge, MA), Che; Austin J. (Cambridge, MA), Shetty; Reshma P. (Boston, MA), Kelly; Jason R. (Cambridge, MA)
Ginkgo BioWorks, Inc. (Boston, MA)
13/ 285,919
October 31, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under contract number DE-AR0000091 awarded by U.S. Department of Energy, Office of ARPA-E. The government has certain rights in the invention.