Waltham, MA, USA · North America · Hanover, NH, USA
1 - 10 employees
Technology to drive the next generation of biofuelsEnchi is focused on developing biological conversion systems based on engineered bacteria which convert non-food cellulosic biomass to fuels and chemicals. We seek to use thermophilic bacteria to process biomass without added enzymes and with little or no pretreatment. Enchi leverages years of research and unique technology to bring the world‚Äôs most economically feasible biofuels. Thermophilic bacteria and their enzymes have superior capability to solubilize lignocellulose as compared to industry-standard fungal cellulase. By taking full advantage of this capability combined with innovative processing strategies, Enchi foresees dramatic reduction in the cost of lignocellulose conversion using an approach we call ‚ÄúC-CBP.‚ÄùEnabled by recent advances in genetic engineering, Enchi Corp. starts with thermophilic microorganisms representative of nature‚Äôs best hemicellulose and cellulose fermenters, and develops strains that produce desired products well. A growing body of research suggests that the Enchi approach has some substantial inherent advantages and is likely to be the most cost effective for some important applications. In particular, by taking advantage of the superior feedstock-utilizing capability of thermophiles, it is possible to envision biomass processing with no added enzymes and with little or no pretreatment, thus avoiding the two principle impediments to cost-effective processing today.Something looks off?