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Enchi develops biological conversion systems based on engineered bacteria which convert non-food cellulosic biomass to fuels and chemicals.
In the research lab at Dartmouth led by Professor Lee Lynd, processing cellulosic biomass in a single biological step without added enzymes is a central theme. Such “consolidated bioprocessing” (CBP) is a potential breakthrough, and “is widely considered to be the ultimate low-cost configuration for cellulose hydrolysis and fermentation.” Enchi is focused on production of ethanol, a promising renewable fuel. The CBP strategy is however potentially applicable to a very broad range of fuels and chemicals.