Brookhaven Lab boosts potential of alkane-producing enzyme

February 11, 2013 |

In New York, scientists have been investigating an enzyme that naturally produces alkanes and have discovered a method to lengthen the natural reaction. Said biochemist John Shanklin, “biologically produced alkanes could be extracted and used directly of fuel.” The scientists, stationed out of Brookhaven National Laboratory, are currently working on installing the enzyme into algae or green plants.

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