Mesman, Rob


“Candidatus Hydrogenisulfobacillus filiaventi” strain R50 gen. nov. sp. nov., a highly efficient producer of extracellular organic compounds from H2 and CO2

Hogendoorn et al. (2023). Frontiers in Microbiology 14
Ca. Hydrogenisulfobacillus Ca. Hydrogenisulfobacillus filiaventi
Production of organic molecules is largely depending on fossil fuels. A sustainable alternative would be the synthesis of these compounds from CO2 and a cheap energy source, such as H2, CH4, NH3, CO, sulfur compounds or iron(II). Volcanic and geothermal areas are rich in CO2 and reduced inorganic gasses and therefore habitats where novel chemolithoautotrophic microorganisms for the synthesis of organic compounds could be discovered. Here we describe “Candidatus Hydrogenisulfobacillus filiaventi”