Treating waste carbon as an opportunity instead of a liability
Photanol's technology and patents are based on the genetic modification of cyanobacteria to produce a broad range of biochemicals. These bacteria are natural photosynthesizers, drawing energy from (abundant and free) sunlight and carbon from (abundant and problematic) CO2.
Harvesting sunlight, directly producing chemicals
Biobased chemicals have faced challenges in continued penetration of the US$3tn+ global chemicals market, relating to low fossil fuel prices, land/food conflicts, and major supply chain constraints. Cyanobacteria offer a much simpler, renewable pathway for chemical production, and have the potential to emerge as the sustainable production platform for next-generation clean chemicals.