The Importance of Alcohol
Reduce risk of infection
Physical cooling & Clean equipment
Alcohol is an...
Medical alcohol, which is primarily ethanol, is an organic disinfectant
and is a mixture.The principle of disinfection is that ethanol molecules
penetrate into the proteins of bacteria or viruses to denature them and
lose their physiological activityln daily life, it is mainly used for skin
disinfection and medicalinstruments.
Starch is not utilize
Sweet potato dreg a by product of
Too much dreg is produced
Extra material is add to utilize starch
COD pollution of 1900mg/L
Marine creature suffers
We are the 2023iGEM team named EcoNzyme Alchemist, which is a pithy name
generated by all team members cooperatively to present the main pursuit of being
economical and our theme of enzyme. Our team is composed of avid learners who
are fascinated by the mysterious as well as complicated world of synthetic biology
and business. We aim at not only reducing the input cost of yeast fermentation
process, but also improving the yeast's ability to decompose starch, Additionally,
lt will definitely become more economical and efficient. We fervently believe that
our product is able to bring alcoholic industry or business fabulously profitable
value. To introduce, we selected two key genes for amylase and glucoamylase,
which enable the cell to secrete alpha-amylase and glucoamylase itself
since the two types of enzymes with high price in market are required to be added
into the raw material of alcoholic production as exogenous material. And sweet
potato residue, a byproduct of producing sweet potato starch, often considered as waste.
Our constructed yeast cells can decompose starch from sweet potato residue and
achieve waste utilization. As a result, our product can also be a revolution of the
raw material of alcoholic fermentation! To conclude, we call ourselves alchemist
metaphorically because we clearly realize that our fabulously economical product
can be invaluable and meaningful to future development as gold is to ancient humanity.
*Our product is a re-engineered saccharomyces cerevisiae
*which contains genes expressing amylase and glucoamylase.
What will we do?
Synthesizing a new type of baker's yeast which is able to self-produce amylase and
Why amylase and glucoamylase?
Enzymes that function to decompose starch into glucose.
Starch is not able to be fermented merely by ordinary yeast used in our daily production.
Glucose will be fermented into alcohol through the function of yeast.
How do we obtain the synthesized baker's yeast?
Five steps through synthetic biology: