Metabolic Engineering and Production of Next-Generation Bio-Fuels

A. Kumar
Global climate change has stimulated efforts to reduce CO2 emissions. Photosynthetic organisms use solar energy to generate reducing equivalents and incorporate atmospheric CO2 into organic molecules. Cellular phenotype is a manifestation of gene expression levels, metabolic demand, resource availability, and cellular stresses. Currently, cellulosic biofuels and algal biodiesels are prominent biological approaches to sequester and convert CO2. Today, ethanol and biodiesel are predominantly produced from corn kernels, sugarcane or soybean oil. However another biofuel feedstock,...