Biological approaches hold significant potential to efficiently yield energy products. Despite this, existing attempts to produce “clean” energy are incredibly expensive, not achievable at an industrial scale, or require massive resources with low productivity. Additionally many alternative energy initiatives use food sources, like corn and sugarcane, which compete for arable land and water with sustenance crops. With our unique cellular engineering capabilities, Intrexon is developing microbial cell lines for bioconversion of methane to higher carbon content compounds. This proprietary platform holds the potential to transform the gas-to-liquids industry by generating valuable fuels and chemicals at a fraction of the costs of more traditional conversion methods.
Our industrial-scale bioconversion approach seeks to attain the optimal balance of sustainable productive yield and attractive economic returns, and together with our collaborators we are Powering the Bioindustrial Revolution with Better DNA™.