Earth Sciences Division (ESD) Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)


METHYLASE is funded by ARPA-E under the REMOTE Program and is a collaborative project between LBNL (Lead) and three industrial partners, Kiverdi, Inc., Novici Biotech, and Microvi Biotecnologies. The overarching goal of METHYLASE is to use enzyme engineering to design a novel enzyme, a Methylase, that can be installed in bacteria for bioconverison of CH4 to liquid transportation fuels.


The rationale for the Methylasse project is four-fold:

The objectives in METHYLASE are to:

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