We act in scientific and technological challenges for the production of advanced and renewable fuels, such as Ethanol 2G (2nd generation, also called Cellulosic Ethanol) and 1G (1st generation). We seek comprehensive use of biomass to add value to agroindustrial “residues” while promoting the concept of biorefinery.
How do we do?
– Genetic Engineering: Editing yeasts and fungi to assimilate information (genes) from other microorganisms or proteins, enabling new functions (such as consuming more than one kind of sugar);
– Proteins engineering: engineering specific parts of proteins or rationally build synthetic chimeric proteins, for example, to improve the efficiency of bioprocesses or to make compatible with the extreme industrial conditions;
– Omic Sciences: Genome, transcriptome and proteome Research dedicated to the elucidation of molecular pathways in bacteria, yeasts, and fungi and in microbial communities;
– Simulation and Modeling: integrated assessment of socioeconomic and environmental impact for biorefineries and monitoring of natural resources associated with biomass production.