Synthetic biology potential for carbon sequestration into biocommodities

Indu Jatain, Kashyap Kumar Dubey*, Manisha Sharma, Zeba Usmani, Minaxi Sharma, Vijai Kumar Gupta*

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Continuous combustion of fossil fuels and significant contribution of CO2 to climate change and global warming, is a major concern about future of our planet. To mitigate these challenges different biological CO2 fixation strategy are employed with cost effective and pollution free nature. Up to date only six natural CO2 fixation pathways are reported but they are not able to sequestrate carbon significantly. With the advent of synthetic biology strategies with biological CO2 fixing pathway, it is now feasible to fix more carbon in the environment. Moreover, synthetic biology strategies include synthetic, system and engineering tools are employed to get higher production of bio commodities with more economic viability. Sustainable production of bioproducts from carbon source with microbial cell factories reduces the atmospheric CO2 and fix into useful commodities. This CO2 sequestration solve both the problems of global concern of increasing temp and improve renewable energy source.

Original languageEnglish
Article number129176
JournalJournal of Cleaner Production
Early online date25 Oct 2021
Publication statusPrint publication - 10 Nov 2021


  • Bioproducts
  • CO fixation pathway
  • CO sequestration
  • Metabolic engineering
  • Synthetic biology
  • System biology


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