Few things are certain in life, but one constant remains: a finite supply of fossil fuels cannot sustain the needs of a world population of 7 billion people. The need for biofuels is rapidly evolving at a global scale.
With a limited natural supply and a growing global demand,synthetic biology provides emerging, alternative energy solutions. We’re partnering with the industry’s most forward-thinking organizations and employing the most innovative, rigorous, and robust tools on the market to provide comprehensive solutions to the biofuel industry to develop, optimize, and mass produce new, renewable energy sources.
Life Technologies offers a comprehensive portfolio of tools and services designed for metabolic engineering, enabling a more effective approach to optimizing organisms and bioproduction pathways, empowering the development of biofuels, energy crops, biobased chemicals, and CO2 sequestration methods.
Genes and genetic tools for improved energy crops
Pathway engineering tools, techniques, and biodesign software foroptimized microbial conversions
Optimized hosts fordrop-in end-products
If you are working with plant species as a source of renewable energy, Life Technologies has all you need to empower your plant science research. Explore our solutions for De novo and transcriptome sequencing, plant genotyping, QTL mapping, plant genetic engineering and more here.
|Seeds or grains of edible|
food crops such as corn,
rapeseed, palm, and
crops and plants such
as Jatropha and
|Waste biomass including|
stalks and wood chips
The synthetic biology group at Life Technologies understands that progress does not happen in isolation. Biofuel industry leaders look to us for the innovation and expertise to make biofuels a global reality, and we welcome the opportunity to discuss different forms of collaboration and strategic partnerships.
Genome sequencing and next-generation biofuels
From medicinal use to biofuels,the relatively small seeds of Jatropha curcas carry huge impact. Life Technologies and SG Biofuels, Inc., a bioenergy crop company, partnered to complete the sequencing of the Jatropha curcas genome to 100x coverage, using the SOLiD® 4.0 System. The sequence significantly accelerates the identification of key traits for the oilseed-producing crop and advances its development. Resistant to drought and pests, and able to thrive in locations not desirable for food crops, these oil-packed, nonedible seeds are a high-yield, lowcost source for next-generation biofuels.
Investing in innovation
Life Technologies made equity investments in Synthetic Genomics, Inc. (SGI), and a representative now sits on the board of directors of the private company. SGI’s main areas of focus include the development and commercialization of solutions for synthetic gene and genome construction, bioenergy, food and nutritional products, next-generation vaccines, agriculture, and clean water. SGI have partner programs in the bioenergy space with Exxon Mobil and BP.
From research to implementation
In partnering with the San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology (SD-CAB)
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.