Cyanobacterial production of alka(e)nes | 52522
Journal of Fundamentals of Renewable Energy and Applications

Journal of Fundamentals of Renewable Energy and Applications
Open Access

ISSN: 2090-4541

+44 1300 500008

Cyanobacterial production of alka(e)nes

International Congress and Expo on Biofuels & Bioenergy

August 25- 27, 2015 Valencia, Spain

Wei Wu, Xufeng Liu, Luyao Bao, Weihua Wang and Xuefeng Lu

Posters-Accepted Abstracts: J Fundam Renewable Energy Appl

Abstract :

Rapidly growing demand for energy and environmental concerns about carbon dioxide emissions stimulate the development
of renewable biofuels. Due to efficient photosynthetic capability, robust growth, and established genetic modification
system, cyanobacteria are recently used for production of different biofuel and biochemical molecules by genetic engineering
and showed great potentials as the next-generation microbial cell factories. Alka(e)nes possess higher energy density,
hydrophobic property and compatibility with existing liquid fuel infrastructure, which are the predominant constituents of
gasoline, diesel, and jet fuels. Our recent research progress in biosynthesis of cyanobacterial alka(e)nes will be presented. The
diversity of hydrocarbon production profiles of cyanobacterial species, the enzymatic engineering of aldehyde deformylating
oxygenase (ADO) through both directed evolution and rational design, and the construction of cyanobacteria mutants with
the higher alka(e)ne-production efficiency, will be discussed.