Biopetrolia was founded from the synergy between science, engineering and entrepreneurship as a way to provide solutions to some of today’s sustainability problems. The company originated from Jens Nielsen’s Systems and Synthetic Biology group at Chalmers University of Technology, known for its in-depth knowledge and world expertise in synthetic biology and metabolic engineering of yeast cell factories.
Today, our mission is to use bioengineered yeast cells for producing useful, high-value fatty acid-derived products. These products are rare in nature, which makes their production expensive and/or unsustainable . These products include bioactive ingredients in nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals, functional foods, cosmetics, flavours and fragrances.
In the future, we envision using our platform to also tackle sustainability challenges across different low-value/high-volume markets. This includes renewable fuels, chemical intermediates and bioplastics.