Phytonix Corporation Featured in Industrial Biorenewables: A Practical Viewpoint

Phytonix Corporation’s Founder and CEO, Bruce Dannenberg, is the lead author for Chapter 21 “Phytonix: Cyanobacteria for Biobased Production Using CO2”.

The following is an overview of what the chapter entails.

Phytonix’s photobiological process uses carbon dioxide as the sole, nonbiomass feedstock and along with solar energy and water produces the desired biofuel/chemical with only oxygen and residual biomass as by‐products. The Phytonix technology/IP essentially takes the key genetic code/genes for a butanol synthesis pathway from nonphotosynthetic organisms and engineers them into the genome of a photosynthetic cyanobacteria. Thus, this enables butanol to be generated via a photosynthetic/photobiological engine, using carbon dioxide as the sole feedstock/carbon source. The Phytonix photosynthetic process takes place in cyanobacteria as aquatic‐based photosynthetic microorganism. Phytonix’s full production process requires both an organism as well as the equipment to grow the organisms for the direct secretion of liquid n‐butanol into the culture media and a back‐end process for the separation of the butanol from the water‐based culture solution. Butanol is a valuable industrial chemical with a wholesale global market size of ten billion dollars.

Phytonix’s CEO made a Keynote Presentation at the International Conference on Synthetic Biology- Paris, France- July 16-17, 2018

The International Conference on Synthetic Biology hosted by Meetings International was held in Paris, France this July for leaders within the Synthetic Biology field to gather and discuss the latest developments with upcoming technologies.

Bruce Dannenberg, President and CEO of Phytonix, accepted an invitation and made a keynote presentation on the current and upcoming advancements in the technologies of Phytonix Corporation.

To learn more about this conference click the link below.

Mr. Bruce Dannenberg of Phytonix Corporation chaired and presented at the CO2 Reuse Summit- Zurich, Switzerland May 16-17, 2018

President and CEO of Phytonix Corporation, Bruce Dannenberg, accepted an invitation to chair and present at the  CO2 Reuse Summit hosted by Cogiton Group this past May in Zurich, Switzerland. This conference is dedicated to building the industry of Carbon Dioxide Utilization in order to move towards a decarbonized future.

Mr. Dannenberg made a presentation entitled “Biological Carbon Dioxide Utilization Technology for the Production of Low Cost Industrial Chemicals Utilizing Photosynthesis” in addition to chairing both days of the conference.

To learn more about additional speakers and sponsors of this conference follow the link below.

Phytonix’s CEO presented and participated in a panel discussion at a high-profile study on “Future Biotechnology Products and Opportunities to Enhance Capabilities of the Biotechnology Regulatory System” at the request of the U.S. EPA, USDA, FDA and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on June 27th, 2016 in San Francisco USA

Mr. Bruce Dannenberg, President and CEO of Phytonix Corporation, accepted an invitation to participate in and present at the one-day information-gathering meeting organized by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to answer the questions “What will the likely future products of biotechnology be over the next 5-10 years? What scientific capabilities, tools, and/or expertise may be needed by the regulatory agencies to ensure they make efficient and sound evaluations of the likely future products of biotechnology?”

Mr. Dannenberg provided the committee with important and valuable insights in regards to Phytonix’s breakthrough technology and it’s leadership approach for the utilization of both passive and active (proprietary) strategies and technology for the bio-safety guarded photobiological production of sustainable chemicals. This could provide a framework for future self-regulatory approaches and how these types of approaches might relate to appropriate future levels of mandated regulations.

To view Mr. Dannenberg’s presentation click the link below.

Combining Ancient & New

Phytonix’s technology integrates 21st century scientific ingenuity with the ancient and elegant process of photosynthesis. We believe that this combination holds great potential to provide for civilizations’ future industrial chemical needs while alleviating the stress on Earth’s environment for the betterment of all life that it supports.

Source:  Pacific Northwest National Lab