A New Biofuel System

Michigan State University scientists have found a solution to enhance oil production and harvest using what many consider sea sludge. The new proof of concept, published in Biotechnology for Biofuels, is a biofuel production platform that uses two species of marine algae and soil fungi. It lowers cultivation…

Understanding oil production in Nannochloropsis

Phys.org reports on research at Tokyo Institute of Technology that has identified unique lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferases as being the central enzymes for triacylglycerol synthesis by the oleaginous alga Nannochloropsis, uncovering mechanisms of biofuel production in microalgae…

New Genome Editing Platform for Oleaginous Microalgae

In a new study published in the Plant Journal, PhD student WANG Qintao, Dr. LU Yandu and their teammates from the Single Cell Center at Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of Chinese Academy of Sciences established a novel genome editing platform for the industrial oleaginous…