In Biopetrolia we aim to reduce the need for petrol and excessive exploitation of natural resources to produce products such as cosmetic bioingredients, food oils and fuels.
Our bio-based technology provides a sustainable and environmentally-friendly way to produce these oils while conserving, and even improving these products’ properties. This is possible through the use of modified yeasts capable of converting raw sugars from sustainable sources into natural oils for multiple applications.
Yeast has been established as an industrial organism for thousands of years due to its efficiency in converting raw sugars into alcohol through a process known as fermentation. We have seen this biological factory employed in the production of bread and wine, and in the recent century, bioethanol as a biofuel.
Today, synthetic biology and metabolic engineering allow us to take this organism to a whole new level. Using the same capacity and robustness as before integrated with next generation of molecular biology tools, we are able to engineer novel yeast strains capable of producing a whole new set of products and ingredients from the same raw sugar sources.
For the development of these strains we rely on a set of tools that includes synthetic biology, genome engineering and biosensors for high throughput screening of key intermediates.
This way we are able to continuously develop better strains with a reduced metabolic flux towards ethanol formation and improved capacity to produce more valuable compounds such as Fatty acids, Triacylglycerides, Fatty alcohols, Alkanes & Alkenes and Fatty acid esters.
A bio-based process can replace traditional chemical processes with added benefits and value in several different industries. In Biopetrolia we work to develop new yeast cell factories that allow the shift of an industrial process towards a sustainable and differentiated solution.
Our proprietary yeast strains offer several advantages over existing processes.