Authors
Bianca NM van Leeuwen, Albertus M van der Wulp, Isabelle Duijnstee, Antonius JA van Maris, Adrie JJ Straathof
Publication date
2012/2/1
Journal
Applied microbiology and biotechnology
Volume
93
Issue
4
Pages
1377-1387
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Description
Abstract Isobutene (2-methylpropene) is one of those chemicals for which bio-based
production might replace the petrochemical production in the future. Currently, more than 10
million metric tons of isobutene are produced on a yearly basis. Even though bio-based
production might also be achieved through chemocatalytic or thermochemical methods, this
review focuses on fermentative routes from sugars. Although biological isobutene formation
is known since the 1970s, extensive metabolic engineering is required to achieve ...
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