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.
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- NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
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- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Biomass Program
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- United States
- 09 BIOMASS FUELS Biofuel; Carbon dioxide; Cyanobacteria; Photosynthesis; Ethylene
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