In an interview, RITE Chief Researcher Masayuki INUI disclosed that yields of resting cells of recombinant C. glutamicum surpassed already 140 g/L productivity of shikimic acid, which is over 50 % yield based on sugar feed. It is expected that yields can be further improved, e. g. in view of the production of “green phenol”, a cooperative project with Sumitomo Bakelite.

Nikkei Biotech news release, November 15, 2015