… by oxidizing hydrocarbons such as propylene to propylene oxide, using whole‑cell catalysis with methanotrophic bacteria as well as bio‑methane to regenerate the cofactors required for this purpose.
By coupling chemocatalytic and biotechnological conversion processes, we can utilize methane e.g. from biogas plants for material use.
With the synthesis of chemical storage materials and raw materials for the chemical industry, we offer an alternative to the combustion of biogas in combined heat and power plants. Biotechnological selective oxidation can be used to manufacture products that are chemically difficult to access.
Dr.-Ing. Matthias Stier