Knallgasbakterien – neue Synthesewege mit Cupriavidus necator

Abstract

Climate change and the finite nature of fossil fuels raise the need for the
fixation of CO2 and conversion into traditionally petroleum-derived chemicals.
With Cupriavidus necator as an easily genetically modifiable biocatalyst,
a wide range of products, e. g. polymers, platform chemicals, biofuels,
and terpenes, can be accessed. The wide range of applications as
well as a prominent example of electrochemical α-humulene production
from CO2 are promising developments towards a bio-based society.