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CO2 Value Europe is a proud member of the VIVALDI consortium by leading its communication and dissemination activities and contributing to the development of recommendations for regulatory measures that support the deployment of CCU.

The consortium is proud to announce that the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) team of researchers led by Professor Diethard Mattanovich published a research paper on PNAS, one of the most cited journals with a high impact factor. The paper “Conversion of CO2 into organic acids by engineered autotrophic yeast” is the fruit of years of research and marks the fundamental work of our partner in the VIVALDI project.

The research showcases how CO2 is transformed into added-value chemicals by cross-disciplinary approaches. By applying synthetic biology methods, the research group was able to modify the CO2-producing heterotrophic yeast, Pichia pastoris (also known as Komagataella phaffii), so that it can build its biomass from CO2.

Please find the full Press Release here and the scientific paper here.