Green Cell Factories, Sustainable chemicals from CO2 – Step 1

The main goal of the project is to develop the concept of Green Cell Factories. This implies cyanobacteria (best known as the organisms behind algal blooms) as future producers of climate-neutral and sustainable chemicals, including fuels, from carbon dioxide and solar energy.

A bio-based system to produce chemicals that are currently generated from fossil resources. Green Cell Factories create the conditions for phasing out the use of fossil resources and thereby provide the conditions for a future fossil-free welfare state. The specific objective of this project is to develop and demonstrate the concept of photosynthetic butanol production using modified cyanobacteria.


Uppsala University and Desert Ocean Renewable Fuels & Chemicals AB.

Budget & time plan

The project’s total budget is 1 MSEK and the project runs during six months – between November 2022 and April 2023.