Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Clean Technology
Clean Technology
Bioconversion Of Levulinic Acid In Genetically Engineered Hosts
WARF: P170368US02

Inventors: Brian Pfleger, Jacqueline Rand, Christopher Mehrer, Matthew Incha

The Invention
Described is a recombinant expression vector that enables a cell transformed to contain and express the vector to use levulinic acid as a carbon source, thereby converting levulnic acid into 2-butanne. Also described are genetically modified cells transformed to contain and express the vector and methods of using the cells to produce 2-butanone from a medium containing levulinic acid.
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