UCLA breakthrough could increase yields by 50%

October 7, 2013 |

In California, a synthetic metabolic pathway for breaking down glucose could lead to a 50% increase in the production of biofuels, according to research performed at the University of California, Los Angeles. The process converts all six glucose carbon atoms into three acetyl-CoA molecules, without losing two of those atoms as carbon dioxide. The pathway can be applied to many types of sugars without wasting any carbon. The research may also be applicable to biofuel production using photosynthetic microbes.


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