Capabilities

FUTURE BRH CAPABILITY VIDEOS​

Get an insight into some of the projects the Future BRH team are working on.

MICROBIAL FERMENTATION FOR SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL MANUFACTURE

Many chemicals and materials that we use in our day-to-day lives are manufactured in processes that are not sustainable. These materials are often produced in energy intensive processes that are dependent on fossil fuels, rare metal catalysts, and produce huge quantities of greenhouse gas emissions.

At the Future BRH we are using synthetic biology and biotechnology to exploit nature’s toolkit and develop bacteria and yeasts that can produce the chemicals and materials that we require.

TECHNOLOGY PLATFORMS FOR ENZYME ENGINEERING

In this video we look at how the Future BRH is developing sustainable manufacturing methods that use renewable resources to replace the use of petrochemicals and fossil fuels. By using these enzymes, which are nature’s catalysts, we can perform chemical reactions and access new products. A process called directed evolution allows us to select enzymes with desired properties for the task (e.g. improved activity, stability, shelf life).

ENZYME IMMOBILISATION ON WOOD-DERIVED CELLULOSE SCAFFOLDS

Dr Aled Roberts is a Future BRH Research Fellow. In this video he explains one of the Future BRH projects he has been involved in to immobilise enzymes, nature’s catalysts, on wood-derived cellulose scaffolds.

The aim of the project is to produce chemicals and materials in a more efficient, sustainable and low-cost manner.