Enable farmers to produce niche probiotic oils
provide distribution to reach health-conscious consumers
Experienced marketing, distribution, and R&D team
Leveraging a decade of continuous R&D at Cornell University, our team of engineers and microbiologists have proven that the Capro-X conversion platform will work in the real world.
Sustainably reducing CO2 emissions
The Capro-X conversion platform is ideally suited to be placed after syngas fermentation at steel plants to recycle carbon from waste gases.
Robust bioprocess does all the heavy lifting
Long-term scale-up and sensitivity studies have shown that the microbiota involved in the Capro-X conversion platform are robust, reliable, and can handle system fluctuations.
Wide network of human and animal health customers and distributors
The final step of the Capro-X conversion platform employs a patented membrane separation technology to extract a high-purity oil product stream. This product can be easily converted to drop-in fuels and chemicals.
Capro-X is developing a bioprocess that can displace the energy-intensive distillation step from fermentation and produce a fuel precursor
Ethanol as the end product from the biorefinery industry has key disadvantages in today’s energy market: an economically low value and a high energy loss during product recovery. Capro-X is scaling up a patented bioprocess, developed at Cornell University, which can make biorefineries more economical and sustainable. Capro-X’s technology elongates ethanol in dilute process streams into an oily product that is easy to extract. Our bioprocess is versatile, allowing it to be coupled to existing fermenters to displace ethanol distillation. The resulting oil can be upgraded into drop-in aviation fuel.
Juan JL Guzman, PhD*
Dr. Largus T. Angenent
University of Tübingen
Centrum for Applied GeoSciences
Our Scientific Advisors
Leveraging expertise from leading researchers in the field
Dr. Largus T. Angenent
Professor, University of Tübingen Centrum for Applied GeoSciences
Dr. Madalena Alves
Professor, Biological Engineering
University of Minho
Dr. Mark Holtzapple
Professor, Chemical Engineering
Texas A&M University
Dr. Korneel Rabaey
Professor, Center for Microbial Ecology and Technology
Dr. Jefferson Tester
Croll Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Director of Cornell Energy Institute