Cyanobacteria as a Platform for Biofuel Production

  title={Cyanobacteria as a Platform for Biofuel Production},
  author={Nicole E. Nozzi and John W. K. Oliver and Shota Atsumi},
  booktitle={Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol.},
Cyanobacteria have great potential as a platform for biofuel production because of their fast growth, ability to fix carbon dioxide gas, and their genetic tractability. Furthermore they do not require fermentable sugars or arable land for growth and so competition with cropland would be greatly reduced. In this perspective we discuss the challenges and areas for improvement most pertinent for advancing cyanobacterial fuel production, including: improving genetic parts, carbon fixation… CONTINUE READING