Process for reducing carbon dioxide to methanol

Carmen Gabriela Boeriu (Inventor), Livia Nicoleta Corici (Inventor), Augustinus Emmanuel Frissen (Inventor), Henricus Adrianus Verhoeven (Inventor), Martinus Julius Beekwilder (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


An enzymatic process for reducing CO2 to methanol, the process comprising: (a) exposing CO2 to at least one formate dehydrogenase (FDH) enzyme; and (b) exposing formaldehyde produced from CO2 in (a) to at least one alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) or methanol dehydrogenase (MDH) enzyme; wherein the concentration of FDH enzyme in (a) is greater than the concentration of any formaldehyde dehydrogenase (FaldDH) and/or aldehyde dehydrogenase (AldDH) enzyme which may be present or wherein FaldDH and/or AldDH enzyme is substantially absent from (a). Use of an FDH enzyme for reduction of formate to formaldehyde.

Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO2015097020
Priority date24/12/13
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2015


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