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Formate production through biocatalysis

Alissandratos, Lee; Kim, Hye-Kyung; Easton, Christopher


The generation of formate from CO2 provides a method for sequestration of this greenhouse gas as well as the production of a valuable commodity chemical and stabilized form of hydrogen fuel. Formate dehydrogenases are enzymes with the potential to catalyze this reaction; however they generally favor the reverse process, i.e., formate oxidation. By contrast, the formate dehydrogenase of the acetogen Clostridium carboxidivorans has been found to preferentially catalyze the reduction of CO2. This...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Bioengineered
DOI: 10.4161/bioe.25360


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