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Green Biologics: Sustainable industrial biotechnology supported by academic-industry interactions

UK biotechnology company Green Biologics is working with academic researchers to better understand the bacteria and the fermentation process the company uses to manufacture acetone and n-butanol from biological sources.

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£56Bn Value of the UK’s bioeconomy in 2014
6.7M Tonnes of acetone that were produced globally in 2010
2016 Year Green Biologics opened their manufacturing plant in the USA
3 Number of grants awarded to Alan Goddard and Green Biologics via the CBMNet NIBB

Through the Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy funded by BBSRC and EPSRC, the company is working with researchers such as Dr Alan Goddard at Aston University. Goddard’s research into cell membranes is helping Green Biologics understand the effects of butanol on the bacteria they use, and develop new strains of bacteria that can thrive at high butanol concentrations.

The outputs of the research are helping Green Biologics improve their manufacturing process, enabling their sustainable bio-acetone and n-butanol to compete successfully with those from petrochemical sources in some markets.

Read the full impact evidence report:

Green Biologics Sustainable industrial biotechnology (PDF 364KB)

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