Colorado biotech firm uses E. coli strains to produce acrylic acid, fuel

09/20/2010 | MIT Technology Review

OPX Biotechnologies has developed biotech strains of E. coli bacteria that have the ability to transform sugar into acrylic acid, which is used in developing adhesives, paints and other products. The Boulder, Colo.-based company also received a $6 million grant from the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy to help it develop a bacteria-based process that can produce diesel fuel from hydrogen and carbon dioxide.

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