We are committed to making cleaner energy commercially viable.
Propane has very good physicochemical properties that allow it to be stored and transported in a compressed liquid form (LPG). The benefits of fossil fuel based LPG is already proven within the world energy market and a robust, reliable distribution infrastructure exists which will enable the new volumes of bio-propane to be introduced to the market without significant change or investment from both local suppliers and consumers. The ability to either directly “bolt on” or supplement the existing supply infrastructure gives a significant advantage to the introduction of bio-propane when compared to other biomass fuels.
Although many sustainable biofuels on the market today are derived from plant materials they have an adverse impact on food security, the natural environment and land use.
Our team at C3 Bio-Technologies has developed a microbial biosynthetic pathway to produce renewable propane. The development of this manufacturing process for full-scale bio-propane production will:
This cutting-edge process has the potential to revolutionise the production of bio-fuel, forgoing the environmental issues associated with extracting fuel from non-renewable sources and drastically reducing the transport costs and carbon emissions associated with production.
We are developing commercial platforms for the production of fragrances based on monoterpenes.
We have engineered a number of proprietary microbial strains to produce fragrances that belong to the monoterpenoid family of compounds. Most monoterpenoids are volatile oils with highly distinctive aromas and flavours that are currently sourced from botanicals, some of which contain only minute levels of the target compounds.
The development of an identical bio or ‘natural’ route to the synthesis of these compounds will: