Microbial Upcycling of Waste PET to Adipic Acid

A de novo biosynthesis pathway is reported in the bacterium Escherichia coli to convert terephthalate waste from post-consumer and industrial PET samples into the industrial chemical and nylon precursor adipic acid

Microorganisms can be genetically engineered to transform abundant waste feedstocks into value-added small molecules that would otherwise be manufactured from…

Full text: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acscentsci.3c00414


Marcos Valenzuela-Ortega, Jack T. Suitor, Mirren F. M. White, Trevor Hinchcliffe, and Stephen Wallace


ACS Central Science, 2023-11-01.


ACS Central Science
University of Edinburgh


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