07579176 is referenced by 15 patents and cites 34 patents.

Embodiments of the invention relate to the microbial production of polyhydroxyalkanoic acids, or polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA), from substrates which cannot be used as a source of carbon and/or energy for microbial growth or PHA synthesis and which have microbial and environmental toxicity. According to one embodiment of the invention, a process for the production of PHA is provided wherein an enzyme such as methane monooxygenase is used to convert volatile organic compounds into PHA through the use of microorganisms that are unable to use volatile organic compounds as a source of carbon for growth or PHA production.

Title
Method for the production of polyhydroxyalkanoic acid
Application Number
11/676928
Publication Number
7579176 (B2)
Application Date
February 20, 2007
Publication Date
August 25, 2009
Inventor
Kenton Kimmel
Dana Point
CA, US
Markus Herrema
Laguna Niguel
CA, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
Newlight Technologies
CA, US
IPC
A62D 3/02
C12N 9/02
C12P 7/44
C12P 7/42
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