B. braunii algae strain is scalable, says Phycologia

July 29, 2013 |

In Kansas, an article published in Phycologia has challenged the notion that more research is needed before commercial-scale algae biofuel technology can be implemented by examining the strain botryococcus braunii. The strain was initially selected for large-scale biofuel production because of its extraordinary ability to synthesize large amounts of hydrocarbon oils. Although further study is necessary, the ability of B. braunii to synthesize hydrocarbons, combined with the newly discovered codon usage and GC content data, could lead to new genetic engineering techniques that could hasten biofuel development and production.

 

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