Engineering Novel Pathways to Clean Bio-Based Aromatic Chemicals & Biofuels

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Rho was awarded a grant from the US Department of Energy (DoE) for the study of its biofuel, Rhoctane™, in collaboration with the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit (ABPDU, Emeryville, CA).

Rho Renewables, Inc. presented at BIO's 2015 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Montreal.

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Rho's technology targets primarily the production of high-value specialty chemicals that are based on monocyclic aromatic ring structures.  The Company harnesses the power of the class of enzymes known as polyketide synthases (PKSs) to convert sugars to more desirable and valuable chemical products. 

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Rho's sophisticated and highly evolved enzymes can be engineered to function in common Baker's/Brewer's yeasts, thereby taking advantage of the multi-hundred years of knowledge gained in cultivating such organisms to make products of benefit to mankind at huge scale.