2,3 Butandiol

The chemical industry of in United States is one of the biggest markets in the world. The size of the global specialty chemicals market is projected to reach $980 billion by the end of 2016. 2,3-butanediol is a chemical which can be easily converted to butane, butenes, and butadiene, all of which are building block chemicals of the specialty market. THL has developed novel microorganisms with increased resistance to inhibiting compounds to allow for increased production of 2,3-butanediol from waste product feed stocks. Paired with THL’s chemical catalysis program we have produced gasoline, diesel, and jet fuels from this biologically derived product.

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