Visolis and Ginkgo Bioworks Unite to Create Greener Aviation Through Improved Microbial Strain for Bio-Isoprene and Sustainable Fuel Production

Visolis, a company pioneering the union of advanced bioengineering and chemical catalysis to create carbon-negative materials, has announced an exciting partnership with Ginkgo Bioworks (NYSE: DNA). Leveraging Ginkgo’s powerful strain engineering platform, Visolis is set to supercharge an existing microbial strain for the production of a key feedstock ingredient used to make sustainable bio-based isoprene and aviation fuels. This is a major step forward in the quest to make sustainability the norm.

Visolis is taking a major step towards decarbonizing tire production with the successful production of bio-based isoprene at scale. This versatile monomer is also an essential component of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production, providing molecules with higher energy density, lower viscosity and better compatibility with engines than traditional SAF processes. By combining these processes, Visolis aims to create a 100% sustainable fuel to power aviation into the future.

At Visolis, we are delighted to be at the forefront of producing carbon-negative materials and fuels. To achieve our goal of commercializing our technology, we have partnered with Ginkgo to expedite our progress. Ginkgo boasts an extensive codebase of strains and pathways, which can streamline strain engineering, as well as scalable foundry capabilities. With the help of Ginkgo, we are one step closer to making our process a reality.

Visolis and Ginkgo have joined forces to revolutionize the production of isoprene, a combustible, volatile, and reactive molecule. Through their innovative two-step biomanufacturing process, they are able to leverage a more stable intermediate to make isoprene production more efficient and reliable. By optimizing the efficiency of this process, they are paving the way for isoprene to be produced at scale in a sustainable and eco-friendly way.

Ena Cratsenburg, Chief Business Officer at Ginkgo Bioworks, is delighted to join forces with Visolis to leverage the potential of synthetic biology and enhance their innovative and sustainable production of isoprene.

Visolis has made impressive strides in scaling production and this collaboration will drive further progress in the field of bioengineering. It’s a prime example of how our world can be positively transformed with the help of modern technology.

About Ginkgo Bioworks

Ginkgo Bioworks is revolutionizing the way we interact with cells. By leveraging their advanced cell programming platform, they are helping companies in many industries – from food and agriculture to pharmaceuticals to industrial and specialty chemicals – to tackle the toughest challenges.

To ensure the highest level of biosecurity, Ginkgo has collaborated with global public health leaders to create Concentric by Ginkgo, an advanced infrastructure designed to prevent, detect and respond to a wide range of biological threats.

About Visolis

Visolis is revolutionizing the way industries achieve their net zero emission targets. With their decarbonization platform, Visolis employs cutting-edge technology including artificial intelligence, synthetic biology and chemical catalysis to efficiently turn sustainable raw materials like waste biomass and CO2 into bio-based chemicals and fuels.

From drop-in replacements for petrochemicals to sustainable aviation fuels, Visolis’s revolutionary process is powering the transition to a carbon-neutral future.

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