In the field of biocatalysts, the focus is also on the development of sustainable production processes for the chemical industry. Against the background of climate change, our research is focusing in particular on processes and process cascades based on the use of carbon dioxide (CO2) as a raw material or simple intermediates from the electrochemical conversion of CO2, such as methanol or formic acid.
We aim to use biotechnological processes to increase the added value of the products. For example, C1 compounds such as methanol or formic acid serve methylotrophic bacteria as their sole source of carbon and energy. We are also investigating and optimizing methylotrophic yeasts as production strains.