Ethyl lactate is a compound that has a lot of potential to be used as a biodegradable solvent but is only naturally found in small amounts in some biological products. This research aims to create a pathway in the metabolism of Escherichia coli through recombinant plasmid transformation in order to specifically produce quantities of ethyl
The objective of the research project is to recombine the genetic pathway to produce chrysin in Corynebacterium glutamicum, a natural flavonoid found in plants. To modify the pathway, genes coding for C4H, 4CL, CHS, and CHI enzymes are transformed into bacterium and expressed in a defined order to manipulate the chemical structures to produce the
Due to the impending energy crisis that the world is slowly approaching and the push for clean energy, biofuels are in greater demand than ever before. Although biofuels derived from cellulose and hemicellulose are currently used in industry, the processes used to extract these fuels are outdated, inefficient, and costly. To mitigate these issues, this
Current ethylene production from fossil fuel is the largest CO2-emitting process in the chemical industry. Bioproduction produces ethylene through consumption of CO2. Advancements in bioproduction of ethylene is of great importance as an environmentally friendly alternative and to supplement conventional ethylene production as demand increases. The aim of this research was to quantify ethylene production
Creating a biodegradable plastic component with bacteria will lead to cost-effective, environmentally friendly plastics.
Optimizing biofuel production with bacteria and enzymes will make biofuels a cheaper and more feasible energy source.
Plastics used today are manufactured from oil, coal, natural gas, and contribute to environmental pollution. An alternative cost-effective bioplastic, “polylactic acid,” can be produced from D-lactate and L-lactate. D-lactic acid is the uncommon isomer and is not produced in high-levels by microorganisms. So, Corynebacterium glutamicum was metabolically engineered to produce D-lactate from biomass. C. glutamicum