New article about challenges in bio-based production of hydrocarbons in Nature
Congratulations to our colleagues Eduard Kerkhoven, Yongjin Zhou and Jens Nielsens, at the Division of Systems and Synthetic Biology.
Together, they have written an article discussing and summarizing the barriers that needs to be overcome to make hydrocarbons produced from biomass a real alternative to fossil fuels.
The main challenges are to lower development costs of microbial cell factories and to make the conversion of the biomass feedstock more efficient. In their article they also discuss how to develop new tools for cell factory development.
The article, “Barriers and opportunities in bio-based production of hydrocarbons, is published in Nature Energy, July 30.
By: Ann-Christine Nordin