What We Do
Company Goal & Vision
Our mission is to be a global leader in the photosynthetic conversion of industrial carbon dioxide emissions into low cost industrial chemicals. Phytonix uses synthetic biology combined with photosynthesis to produce cost leadership, carbon-negative industrial chemicals to sustain and protect our planet through the mitigation and stabilization of climate change. We will deploy our technology solutions to utilize carbon dioxide otherwise emitted into the atmosphere to replace chemicals produced from petroleum and natural gas with sustainable, biobased chemicals produced with a negative carbon footprint.
Phytonix’s technologies will help to heal our environment as it provides natural bioremediation resulting in cleaner air, water, and soil. These technologies will reduce atmospheric levels and emissions of CO2, NOx, SOx, and others. Phytonix has targeted strategies and process technologies that use waste products as growth inputs for specific cyanobacterial strains, which in turn produce sustainable industrial chemicals and oxygen as the outputs. This can result in solutions for serious environmental and domestic security concerns, such as climate change and energy independence.
Phytonix Corporation owns patented and globally patent-pending technologies. For example, one enables the engineering of bacteria to directly secrete biobutanol in a cost-effective manner. N-butanol has a global industrial chemical intermediate wholesale market approaching USD $ 10 billion. Another technology is the first of its kind and was created to protect ecosystem health. It uses several redundant mechanisms to ensure that our engineered bacteria – or any designer microorganism - cannot survive and reproduce in the natural world.
Benefits of the Phytonix Business Model
In order to attain its goal of becoming the global cost-leader in sustainable chemicals production and helping to create a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment, Phytonix has identified strategic alliances and entered into collaborative relationships with various world class academic institutions and companies. By working with its partners through its capital-light, distributed business model Phytonix can build on the strengths of each when it comes to sustainable chemicals technology development and commercialization for full scale production.. Phytonix has achieved breakthrough results at minimal expense.
Through industrial biotechnology, Phytonix and its partners will use distributed approaches and commercial-scale installations to reduce toxins while using existing pipe-to-pump infrastructure to deliver and store valuable industrial chemicals. Through genomics and synthetic biology technology, Phytonix and its partners will optimize cyanobacterial species and growth conditions that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly while delivering a myriad of sustainable chemicals.
Benefits of the Phytonix Process Design
Phytonix and its partners have developed phytoplankton-based chemical production processes that dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce the lead time from start-up to commercial-scale production through modular systems design, and optimize “lowest cost” sustainable chemicals production.
Unlike most chemical production technologies today, which create significant amounts of carbon dioxide as a byproduct of production, Phytonix’s technology utilizes carbon dioxide as the feedstock and emits oxygen as the byproduct.
Identifying Target Species
Phytonix has identified multiple target host species of cyanobacteria with unique characteristics ideal for biochemical production and bioremediation.
Identifying Microcrop Strains
The Phytonix process relies on waste materials and photosynthetic bacteria to produce higher alcohols and their isomers. Our cutting-edge production process uses phyto-organisms that are engineered to directly synthesize and secrete sustainable chemicals. This allows our production process to bypass costly steps, such as biomass production, collection, transportation, and downstream refinement.
Revenue streams are likely to come from several key sources:
1) Phytonix seeks to be a leading provider & licensor of a technology and proprietary process for the photosynthetic production of chemicals from CO2.
2) Cyanobacteria-based biochemical production
3) Technology licensing
4) CO2 mitigation