The grand vision of renewable energy has been establishing a global network for the production of fuels, materials and power, from environmentally redeemable sources. A major advantage of GlycosBio’s technology is the ability to utilize diverse feedstocks. Some of those feedstocks have been very difficult to process biologically, but GlycosBio is pioneering new bioprocesses that overcome the barriers to using those carbon sources. That’s part of what makes us different >>
GlycosBio begins with a carbon source, such as glycerin, and engineers pathways through non-pathogenic microorganisms. Microbial strains are developed that are very efficient in converting glycerin to chemicals like ethanol, succinic acid, propanediols, and lactates. Further “evolutions” render tiny microbial reactors or biocatalysts that are ready for production.
When these very efficient strains are committed to fermentation, the bioreaction becomes a massively-parallel system of billions of microbes at their chemical-producing peak. To accomplish this, almost ideal fermentation conditions must be met – those which enable the whole of the reaction to reach maximum production. There’s a lot to know >>
Finally, the reaction is complete and the product is handed off to a set of downstream recovery operations designed to separate and collect the product in a final desired form. Most of these recovery techniques are popular standards in industry and immediately integrated into today’s plant infrastructure.
GlycosBio’s microorganisms make high value intermediate chemicals through known commercial fermentation processes. The microorganisms used are non-pathogenic (safe) and have been used for years to make drugs, chemicals, and enzymes for food products and detergents. The company’s focus is on the production of intermediate chemicals that are building blocks for a wide range of applications including biodegradable and non-degradable plastics. Other applications for our chemicals include surfactants and fuels (advanced ethanol).
Many of our chemical products have multi billion dollar market sizes and all are currently produced by less efficient petrochemical processes.