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Title: NREL's Cyanobacteria Engineering Shortens Biofuel Production Process, Captures CO2

This highlight describes NREL's work to systematically analyze the flow of energy in a photosynthetic microbe and show how the organism adjusts its metabolism to meet the increased energy demand for making ethylene. This work successfully demonstrates that the organism could cooperate by stimulating photosynthesis. The results encourage further genetic engineering for the conversion of CO2 to biofuels and chemicals. This highlight is being developed for the September 2015 Alliance S&T Board meeting. biofuels and chemicals. This highlight is being developed for the September 2015 Alliance S&T Board meeting.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1225300
Report Number(s):
NREL/FS-2700-64832
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Research Org:
NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Biomass Program
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS Biofuel; Carbon dioxide; Cyanobacteria; Photosynthesis; Ethylene