Rhodobacter as a platform for autotrophic fuel production

Nymul Khan, Alex Rajangam, Eric Nybo, Joe Chappell, Wayne Curtis

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Our overall ARPA-E project goal seeks to produce a renewable hydrocarbon feedstock by the genetic engineering of a C34 branched hyrdrocarbon of Botrococcus braunii into Rhodobacter capsulatus. We have shown the ability of this genetically engineered autotrophic organism to produce C30+ isoprenes from H2, O2 and CO2. My specific component of this project has been to examine fundamantal kinetics of autotrophic growth towards the production of bioreactactor systems and multiplexed autotrophic growth capabilities for screening the genetically engineered bacteria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIChE 2012 - 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 AIChE Annual Meeting, AIChE 2012 - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: Oct 28 2012Nov 2 2012

Publication series

NameAIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings


Other2012 AIChE Annual Meeting, AIChE 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Chemistry


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