Decarbonization Avenue University research @ CLIMAX

Bioprocess for converting plant materials into valuable chemicals

A team of scientists developed a bioprocess using engineered yeast that completely and efficiently converted plant matter consisting of acetate and xylose into high-value bioproducts.

Lignocellulose, the woody material that gives plant cells their structure, is the most abundant raw material on Earth and has long been viewed as a source of renewable energy.

It  contains primarily acetate and the sugars glucose and xylose, all of which are released during decomposition.


  • Chemicals

Sustainability domain

  • Sustainable materials

Type of innovation

  • Core sciences & engineering

Stakeholder type

  • University researcher
  • Corporate researcher


Relevant for

  • Biochemical engineer
  • Oil & gas engineer
  • Production or process engineer
  • Farmer
  • Agricultural scientist
  • Biotech professional

Innovation sector

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry & chemical engineering
  • Environmental sciences
  • Crop sciences