Algae as a bio-feedstock

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Research on converting algae to fuel and other bioproducts is focused on the development of large-scale production methods and pushing the industry toward viable commercial operation. Transformation systems for C. reinhardtii have been developed. Transgenic Chlamydomonas strains can self-adjust light-harvesting antenna in response to changing light levels, which enables them to grow to higher cell densities. They can also accumulate complex mammalian proteins at high levels, such as antibody-toxin fusion proteins that could be used to treat infectious diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationChemical Engineering Progress
StatePublished - Nov 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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