Our project focuses on the development of a drop-in biodiesel that will fit regular fuel combustion engines without the corrosion or malfunctioning that the trans-esterified fuel normally causes. Our transgenic E. coli will work as a catalyst factory, where plant oils will be converted into fuels with high mechanical quality and environmental friendly properties. The modified E.coli will be able to sustain alkane production because of the tocopherol gene. This makes cell membranes resistant to fatty acids. We believe this molecular biology construct may be applicable into a large-scale production of biodiesel either using E. coli or an eukaryotic organism.
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