Sustainable Dollar Notes and Other Polypropylenes from Bioderived Feedstocks (2012–2016)

Propylene and polypropylenes are essential materials for the chemical industry, feeding into thousands of applications in our every day life. These applications include fibers, packaging, automotive parts and in Australia even banknotes. Propylene is currently made from fossil fuels. In order to decrease dependence from these resources and to reduce carbon emissions, the chemical industry is seeking green alternatives to produce propylene. This project aims on the bio-production of propylene precursors in a biotechnological fermentation process. This project will engineer superior microbes for large scale production of chemical feedstocks from cane sugar in bio-refineries.
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council