Solugen, a startup setting itself up with a less goal than the decarbonization of the huge amount of the petrochemical industry, that is appropriately the multi-million dollar company to begin in the meth lab.
Sean Hunt and Gaurab Chakrabarti had started searching for the lab to assess their procedure for enzymatically producing hydrogen peroxide having the small grant from MIT and thought to pay the salaries and protect lab equipment and rent.
Chakrabarti, calls himself “the Heisenberg of hydrogen peroxide” claiming that the spaces of a lab that were searched primarily were too expensive, so with the help of a friend Chakrabarti and Hunt looped up on renting the lab space in capacity by the Houston airport for more than USD 200 every month.
Amongst the round-bottomed flasks and burners that Chakrabarti and Hunt distinguished the procedure of manufacturing by using the process of fermentation on the basis of Solugen’s proprietary enzyme created from the genetically modified yeast cells for generating hydrogen peroxide.
On generating the procedure that is making thousands of chemicals without being dependent on petroleum will be the major step in the battle in contrary to the climate change across the globe. As per the Global Efficiency Intelligence, the chemical sector is accountable for greater than 8% of the energy consumption and 35% of the demand for industrial energy is participating in the emissions of industrial greenhouse gas.
As the world has started to provoke the global climate change effects, restricting the industrial emission that is severely important in making sure that the world is disastrously and irreversibly changing human activity.
The emissions of greenhouse gas are the dangers that are related to the method of the petrochemical industry for production. The procedure by which the chemicals made are extremely volatile and the work is harmful to the communities and employees where the plants can be easily operated.
An explosion of the chemical plant is leading towards the worst fires in the history of the city. Firefighters in the city have spent their days in trying to cover the chemical fire that has burned the storage tanks accomplished by the Intercontinental Terminals Company.
The County’s deputy emergency management coordinator, Francisco Sanchez claims that “They’re moving chemicals exposed to the environment, and those chemicals are not designed to be transported in that way”.
Since Bannon arrived to visit in the first lab, Solugen has established the working production plant having the ability to create adequate hydrogen peroxide to bring the millions of dollars of revenue for the company.
Chakrabarti commented that “Companies are now able to engineer these enzymes thanks to advances on computational biology and the newfound ability of biochemists to engineer DNA”.
CRISPR gene editing technologies are used by Solugen for modifying the yeast cells. CRISPR gene editing technologies are identifying the transcription factor that acts like increasing the speed for the production of enzyme requiring the Solugen’s process.
According to Chakrabarti, a distinct chemical plant is having the production capacity of more than 51,000 tons, but the Solugen process is the magnitude order is cost effective. This permits the company to building the network of advantageous chemical plants.