As the demand for sustainable energy increases, production of useful chemicals from renewable feed stocks using biocatalyst fermentation has becoming more attractive as a replacement for petroleum-based fuels and chemicals. Carboxylic acids can be used as platform chemicals to generate primary building blocks of industrial chemicals by both enzymatic and chemical catalysis. Their presence goes from ancient to modern foods and beverages, as well as drugs, detergents, cosmetics, polymers, plastics, resins, and many other biochemical or chemical products. This project aims at solving the structural and functional features of carboxylic acids transporters and on the exploitation of this knowledge in biotechnological relevant industrial microorganisms.

FCT, COMPETE 2020

Funding

Total: 199.62,00€

CBMA: 199.62,00€€