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Recent Developments in the Biotechnological Production of Hydrocarbons: Paving the Way for Bio-Based Platform Chemicals

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  • Dr. Pablo Domínguez de María

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    1. Institute of Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry (ITMC), RWTH Aachen University, Worringerweg 1, 52074 Aachen (Germany), Fax: (+49) 241 8022177
    • Institute of Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry (ITMC), RWTH Aachen University, Worringerweg 1, 52074 Aachen (Germany), Fax: (+49) 241 8022177
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Petrochemical-free commodities: Recent developments in the biosynthetic production of different hydrocarbons by engineered microorganisms offer further examples of how white biotechnology can provide chemicals and biofuels in a sustainable manner by coupling natural cycles or de novo-designed metabolic routes with industrial interests. Non-edible and cheap lignocellulosic residues are a renewable feedstock to secure the sustainability of the process.

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