Partnership to revolutionize renewable fuel production

January 4, 2023

Desert Ocean, a climate tech startup based in Skåne, Sweden, is proud to announce a collaboration with Uppsala University to develop ocean-based renewable fuels using gene modified cyanobacteria.

Through this partnership, Desert Ocean and Uppsala University will work together to investigate the use of cyanobacteria as a sustainable source of biofuel and chemicals from CO2. Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, have the ability to produce oil through photosynthesis, making them a promising alternative to fossil fuels. By genetically modifying the cyanobacteria to optimize their oil production, Desert Ocean and Uppsala University aim to create a scalable and cost-effective method for producing renewable fuels.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with Uppsala University on this exciting project," said Urban Carlson, CEO of Desert Ocean. "As a company, we are committed to finding innovative solutions to the climate crisis, and we believe that ocean-based biofuels have the potential to play a significant role in the transition to a clean energy future. We are confident that this collaboration will lead to significant progress in the field of renewable fuels."

The collaboration with Uppsala University marks an important step in Desert Ocean's mission to combat climate change and promote sustainability. Through their work together, Desert Ocean and Uppsala University hope to make a meaningful contribution to the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build a more sustainable future.

The project is co-funded together with the Swedish Innovation Agency, Vinnova and will continue from November 2022 until May 2023.

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