Methane bioconversion to liquid chemicals (2017–2022)

Abstract:
This project aims to develop a suite of leading-edge biotechnology solutions to enable the cost-effective production of liquid chemicals from biogas. This will create a much stronger economic driver for biogas production from organic wastes, by significantly increasing the value of biogas compared to its current use for power generation. With a multi-disciplinary approach, the project will substantially advance the fundamental science in the exciting and highly valuable area of anaerobic microbial conversion of methane, the least understood process in the global carbon cycle. The project will support the establishment of a methane-based biotechnology sector creating high-value products from biogas or small, distributed natural gas sources.
Grant type:
ARC Australian Laureate Fellowships
Researchers:
  • Centre Director
    Advanced Water Management Centre
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Australian Research Council