TechConnect Innovation Program

Butanediol and C4-C5 chemicals: A biosynthetic pathway

University of Minnesota, MN, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

To reduce the costs of making valuable C4-C5 renewable chemicals, a biosynthetic pathway has been developed to generate C4-C5 chemicals, such as succinate, amino acids and 1,4-butanediol (BDO).

Primary Application Area: Materials & Chemical

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Lower production costs due to higher yields and fewer byproducts that would require additional, costly purification steps.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

National Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 633

Website: http://www.research.umn.edu/techcomm/

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: University

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners