Enzyme to produce hydrocarbons

Produces alkenes from fatty acids. Chimeric enzyme to produce terminal alkenes that can generate hydrogen peroxide in situ from glycerol (a waste product from bioethanol production), stimulating more sustainable industrial production of biofuels.

Technological differentials

  • Raw materials from renewable sources
  • Reuses waste
  • Does not require high temperatures or pressure
  • No heavy metals

Readiness Level

TRL 3
Critical function
proof-of-concept.

Intellectual Property

CNPEM
PI BR 10 2021 024672 3
Letícia M. Z. Murakami | Wesley C. Generoso | Gabriela F. Persinoti

Inquiries and licensing

Technology ID: PI126
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