Fuels & Lubricants

Intrexon is working to develop engineered microbes for biological conversion of natural gas to produce conventional fuels.  We have achieved initial proof of concept for the bioconversion of methane to isobutanol, an alternative alcohol-based fuel, by engineered bacteria. 

Our technology platform is designed to accelerate the identification of relevant pathways within an organism for the production of complex biological molecules, design a variety of alternative solutions for their expression, and rapidly build and evaluate solution sets to select the most promising alternatives.  We believe our novel biological solutions can increase yield and productivity, which are critical in the development of fuels from alternative feedstocks. 

Read more about Intrexon's efforts in the Engineering Microbes for Commercial Products white paper.

Intrexon's 500L Isobutanol Pilot Plant, South San Francisco, CA