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Sustainable Energy Seminar: Deriving Value from Biofuel Byproducts: Lignin valorization with Novosphingobium aromaticivo
Daniel Noguera, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Scientists at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center engineered a microbe, Novosphingobium aromaticivorans DSM12444, to convert multiple lignin-derived aromatics into a single chemical called 2-pyrone-4,6-dicarboxylic acid (PDC), a potential precursor for making bioplastics.