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Algae Transcription Factors That Increase Oil Production

IntroductionIn recent years, the interest in alternative fuel has grown rapidly. There are many different alternatives on the market, from corn oil to algae. The largest advantages of algae biofuel are that it is a renewable source of energy and that algae may be grown autotrophically using energy from the sun. Autotrophic growth helps reduce or avoid...
Published: 8/9/2011   |   Inventor(s): Christoph Benning
Keywords(s): Algae, Biofuel, Biotechnology, Transcription Category(s): Biotechnology, Energy

Diacylglycerol Acyltransferases Involved in Oil Biosynthesis in Microalgae

IntroductionThe need for the development of biomass-based domestic production systems for high energy liquid transportation fuels is widely recognized. Concerns related to environmental impact and the price of oil combined with political issues related to dependence on foreign oil have increased interest in alternative biofuels. Currently, transportation...
Published: 4/22/2011   |   Inventor(s): Christoph Benning, Rachel Miller, Eric Moellering
Keywords(s): Algae, Biodiesel, Biofuel Category(s): Biotechnology, Chemicals, Energy