Archaeal CO2 fixation pathways

CO2-utilizing bioprocesses shall play an important role in the emerging bio-economy of the 21st century. CO2 is the feedstock of choice for establishing industrial bioprocesses using aerobic or anaerobic microorganisms, as CO2 acts as a potent greenhouse gas that should in bulk not be emitted to the atmosphere. Archaea are capable of fixing CO2 by means through highly energy efficient pathways. Thus, autotrophic archaea will be used to examine and establish biotechnological production processes.

Duration 01.0.2024-31.12.2027

Funding agency: Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (acib GmbH)

Project number: #95101

Project leader: Dr. Simon Rittmann, Privatdoz., Archaea Physiology & Biotechnology Group, Universität Wien

This project is part of the FFG COMET: #906853 project 'Carbon utilization for bioproduction'.


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