Conversion of Biomass to Gaseous Fuel Hydrocarbons

Unmet need: 


Declining petroleum resources have heightened the interest in biomass as potentially the only sustainable source of organic carbon that can be used in the chemical and energy industry


Technology solution: 


New hybrid approach to biofuels production from renewable resources


-     Utilize metabolic engineering to synthesize targeted biomolecules from sugars derived from corn or cellulosic feedstocks

-     A green fuel that can additionally take advantage of the existing transportation and marketing infrastructure that is in place for propane

-     Production under mild aqueous conditions and from bio-derived feedstocks


Intellectual Property


US Patent 9,090,833, Issued July 28, 2015

Licensing Contact

Suresh Annavarapu