New scientific paper featuring VIVALDI published on Nature Communications

VIVALDI consortium partner the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) has recently published a new paper on Nature Communications. Our colleagues Simone Bachleitner, Özge Ata and Diethard Mattanovich shared their perspectives and research done in the context of the VIVALDI project on single carbon-based biotechnology and its potential to contribute to carbon neutrality.

The paper offers an overview of microbial pathways for single carbon substrate assimilation (CO2, formate, methanol), their thermodynamic limits, energy efficiency, and compares their use in different industrial sectors: transportation fuels, materials (polymers), food and feed.

For each sector, the research estimates the CO2 saving potential, energy costs and transformation potential compared to alternatives.

The full paper can be found here.