Our Consolidated Bioprocessing (CBP) platform enables an integrated cellulosic ethanol value chain that maximizes process efficiency and production profitability.
Our CBP platform leverages the natural advantages of the Q Microbe®, which produces virtually all the enzymes required to digest biomass into fermentable sugars and contains all pathways required for biomass conversion into ethanol. The result is a single-step conversion process that dramatically reduces the cost and complexity of producing cellulosic ethanol at commercial scale from a broad variety of non-food feedstocks.
The CBP platform based on the Q Microbe delivers an ethanol production process that is:
- Highly efficient, the natural metabolism of the Q Microbe enables direct fermentation of oligomeric sugars, requiring less severe, lower cost pre-treatment processes.
- Highly productive, the Q Microbe ferments all C5 and C6 sugars, resulting in overall higher conversion of biomass to ethanol compared to yeast-based processes, while enabling fewer production steps and minimizing the addition of exogenous enzymes.
- Highly flexible, the Q Microbe is feedstock agnostic, producing high yields of cellulosic ethanol from a broad range of biomass materials, including corn stover and cobs, bagasse and energy crops. This broad flexibility allows producers to utilize low-cost, locally sourced feedstocks.
- Highly scalable, our process is optimized for efficient, industrial-scale production in markets around the world.
By dramatically reducing bioprocessing steps and resource requirements, our CBP platform represents the major step-function change needed to accelerate global cellulosic ethanol production at a commercial scale. Read more at https://www.qteros.com/