KAIST announced a novel technology to produce gasoline by a metabolically-engineered microorganism
In this paper, the Korean researchers described detailed strategies for
- screening of enzymes associated with the production of fatty acids,
- engineering of enzymes and fatty acid biosynthetic pathways to concentrate carbon flux towards the short-chain fatty acid production, and
- converting short-chain fatty acids to their corresponding alkanes (gasoline) by introducing a novel synthetic pathway and optimization of culture conditions.