C2B

About This Project

C2B is a novel microbially-mediated process that captures large amounts of CO2 from industrial plants and converts it into biofuels and chemicals. C2B process is based on Oakbio’s proprietary microbial strain, which uses CO2 from any flue gas and hydrogen (H2) as a feedstock to produce n-butanol, a valuable drop-in biofuel. In fact, n-butanol is primarily used to make durable acrylic plastics, but is also a superior biofuel, which addresses a massive market as a potential gasoline replacement. Oakbio’s microbial strain grows in a standard fermenter that can be located next to the flue stack of the factories (cement plants, power plants and refineries). It can capture flue gas directly at the point source with minimal retrofitting. This will allow such factories to cut 70% of their direct GHG emissions, while the n-butanol production adds a significant revenue stream to their bottom line: Oakbio estimates a return of more than €25 per t/CO2 captured.

Topic
SIE- Stimulating the innovation potential of SMEs for a low carbon and efficient energy system
Cutoff

September

Year

2016

Beneficiaries

Coordinator

OAKBIO LTD

Country

United Kingdom