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Genetic engineering, a hope for sustainable biofuel production: review
International Journal of Environment (2014)
  • Sudip Paudel, Eastern Illinois University
  • Michael A Menze, University of Louisville
The use of recently developed genetic engineering tools in combination with organisms that have the potential to produce precursors for the production of biodiesel, promises a sustainable and environment friendly energy source. Enhanced lipid production in wild type and/or genetically engineered organisms can offer sufficient raw material for industrial transesterification of plant-based triglycerides. Bio-diesel, produced with the help of genetically modified organisms, might be one of the best alternatives to fossil fuels and to mitigate various environmental hazards.
  • Biodiesel,
  • Gene,
  • Global Warming,
  • CO2-Emission,
  • Lignin,
  • Cellulose,
  • Ethanol
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Sudip Paudel and Michael A Menze. "Genetic engineering, a hope for sustainable biofuel production: review" International Journal of Environment Vol. 3 Iss. 2 (2014)
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