A €1.3M Start-Up is Engineering Baker’s Yeast to Make Green House Gases Useful

26/11/2015 - 3 minutes

Culturing yeast cells to absorb CO2 could be the Green way forward for this new French Start-up. As a spin off Toulouse White Biotechnologies (TWB) project, the seed investor in its €1.3M Green Seed Fund is the lead French VC Sofinnova.

twb-enobraq-demiddeleer-yeastTWB, a pre-industrial demonstrator in the field of industrial biotechnology managed by INRA (the Agricultural department in France), has announced the creation of EnobraQ just this month. This start-up spin-off from TWB is developing yeast cultures capable of transforming CO2 (atmospheric or of other origins) as a green house gas into molecules of interest for the chemical industry.

EnobraQ is also being described as the ‘CarboYeast Project’, which eventually spun into a financed Biotech having previously been supported for the last 3 years by the Laboratory of Engineering for Biological Systems and Processes at the National Institute for Applied Sciences (INSA) Toulouse.

twb_enobraq_demiddeleer_yeast_carbon

As we’ve seen before, yeast has long been exploited by humans to produce a range of products,

This content is available exclusively to our paying members.

Our members receive the following benefits:

  • Unlock premium articles
  • Download our industry reports
  • Remove all banner ads
  • Access 1,500+ archived posts
  • Support our independent media
Already a member? Sign in
ADVERTISEMENT
Do you want to remove this advert? Become a member!
ADVERTISEMENT
Do you want to remove this advert? Become a member!

Support Us

Become a Member