Boost for seaweed biofuel

7 February, 2011 by (comments)

The potential of seaweed biofuel has taken a big leap forward, following successful work to increase the effectiveness of yeast in converting galactose, the dominant sugar in dried seaweed, into ethanol.

By modifying the Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast strain to create more enzymes, scientists have been able to more than double the galactose-ethanol conversion rate. Click to read Sci-Dev’s report on the breakthrough.

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