Byproducts-to-lipids: techno-economic analysis

2022 – 2023

The project will publish an open-access techno-economic analysis (TEA) investigating a two-stage byproducts-to-lipids production system and modeling production choice trade-offs. The wet lab work will analyze organism lipid profiles under various growth conditions to inform the TEA.

Production platform: Fermentation

Technology sector: Computational modeling

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Project aims

The project aims to publish an open-access techno-economic analysis (TEA) that will investigate the viability of the two-stage byproducts-to-lipids production system. The TEA will model various production choices and evaluate their trade-offs. The wet lab work will inform the TEA by analyzing lipid profiles of multiple organisms under various growth conditions. The results of this research can potentially motivate start-ups and investors to produce lipids and ingredients that contribute to the taste, texture and mouthfeel of alternative protein products, thus accelerating the transition to alternative protein.

Principal researchers

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Dorian Leger

Managing Director & co-founder, Connectomix Bio

Dorian grew up internationally and was trained in economics and molecular ecology. He is passionate about designing economies that are based on the principles of naturalecosystems.

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Milena Ivanisevic

Scientific Project Manager, co-founder, Connectomix Bio

Milena’s background is in molecular biology and physiology. Her scientific interests lay in tailoring microbial metabolism to develop new solutions for a sustainable future. Within Connectomix Bio she is coordinating international scientific collaborations.

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