Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil double biofuel yield from algae

Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil double biofuel yield from algae

La Jolla’s Synthetic Genomics and oil giant ExxonMobil say they have created an oil-rich strain of algae that represents a major research advance toward commercializing algae-based biofuels.

Researchers have doubled lipid content in a genetically engineered strain of Nannochloropsis gaditana,...