Renewable energy from Cyanobacteria: energy production optimization by metabolic pathway engineering

@inproceedings{Quintana2011RenewableEF,
  title={Renewable energy from Cyanobacteria: energy production optimization by metabolic pathway engineering},
  author={Naira Quintana and Frank van der Kooy and Miranda D. Van de Rhee and Gerben P. Voshol and Robert Verpoorte},
  booktitle={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  year={2011}
}
The need to develop and improve sustainable energy resources is of eminent importance due to the finite nature of our fossil fuels. This review paper deals with a third generation renewable energy resource which does not compete with our food resources, cyanobacteria. We discuss the current state of the art in developing different types of bioenergy (ethanol, biodiesel, hydrogen, etc.) from cyanobacteria. The major important biochemical pathways in cyanobacteria are highlighted, and the… CONTINUE READING