Microbial production of short-chain alkanes

  title={Microbial production of short-chain alkanes},
  author={Y. J. Choi and S. Lee},
  • Y. J. Choi, S. Lee
  • Published 2013
  • Biology, Chemistry, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Increasing concerns about limited fossil fuels and global environmental problems have focused attention on the need to develop sustainable biofuels from renewable resources. Although microbial production of diesel has been reported, production of another much in demand transport fuel, petrol (gasoline), has not yet been demonstrated. Here we report the development of platform Escherichia coli strains that are capable of producing short-chain alkanes (SCAs; petrol), free fatty acids (FFAs… CONTINUE READING
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