Chalmers team engineers synthetic enzymes for bio-production of fuel alternatives
Green Car Congress
MARCH 9, 2017
Researchers at Chalmers University and their colleagues have engineered synthetic fatty acid synthases (FASs) that enable yeast to produce short/medium-chain fatty acids and methyl ketones for use in fuels and chemicals. In other words: We are now able to produce petrol and jet fuel alternatives in yeast cell factories,” he said. The researchers are now focusing on using the modified enzyme to build yeast cell factories for production of chemicals and fuels from glucose.