Screening for a novel enzyme cocktail for bioethanol production from lignocellulose

Our efforts to significantly decrease the use of fossil raw material puts high pressure on developing sustainable alternatives. And this means putting to use all the potential sidestreams, byproducts or waste streams that are generated from renewable sources.


Everything that is created in nature has a counterpart that can degrade and recycle those carbon rich molecules. Here, biotechnology offers immense opportunities. Using biotechnology we can combine in novel ways activities found in nature to consume pretty much any organic compound found on this planet. Alternatively, or at the same time we can create new compounds and new materials. This approach mimics the cycle of life.


St1, the Finnish bioethanol producing company has taken a bold step forward to produce their own enzymes needed in the bioethanol production.



This video is part of the Synbio Powerhouse annual seminar : Why the Bioeconomy needs Synthetic Biology.