The present invention relates to method of producing glycolic acid using the Dahms pathway, as well as to a microorganism, which is able to convert D-xylose derived from biomass to 2-keto-3-deoxy pentanoic acid, 3-deoxy pentonoic acid, glycolic acid, or concomitantly to glycolic and lactic acid, and to ethylene glycol. The starting material, pentose sugar D-xylose, is a major component in lignocellulosic hydrolysates and its efficient conversion to value-added products is essential in the context of biomass utilisation and cost-effective biorefineries. Further, the present invention also relates to a glycolic acid product and to a use of said micro-organism to produce such glycolic acid.
|IPC||C12N 9/ 02 A N|
|Publication status||Published - 9 Oct 2014|
|MoE publication type||H1 Granted patent|