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Engineering Microbial Fatty Acid Biosynthetic Pathways to Make Advanced Biofuels

Tingting Ning and Tiangang Liu
from: Biofuels: From Microbes to Molecules (Edited by: Xuefeng Lu). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2014)


Fatty acid derived biofuels production received more and more concerns during the last decades of years, since they are closer to diesel fuels in characteristics of high combustion value, low water solubility and higher biodegradability than other existing biofuels. Thus the biosynthesis pathway of fatty acid was elucidated and the metabolic engineering works to produce free fatty acids, fatty alcohols, fatty acid methyl/ethyl esters, and fatty alkanes/alkenes were introduced. And finally future perspectives of this kind of work were provided read more ...
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