To accelerate development of next-generation biofuels, researchers supported by the Department of Energy Office of Biological and Environmental Research are studying the biochemical pathways encoded in microbial genomes. Using this genomic information, researchers are developing new microbial systems that can produce biodiesel and other chemical replacements for petroleum products.
Credit or Source: Jonathan Remis, Joint BioEnergy Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
US DOE. Genomics Placemat: Genomics for Energy and Environmental Science, US Department of Energy Office of Science. (p. 2) (website)