FURI | Spring 2019
Bioproduction of Renewable Ethylene from an Engineered Cyanobacterium
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 of engineered Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803, further referred to as Synechocystis. Ethylene Forming Enzyme was inserted into Synechocystis and confirmed through colony PCR and gel electrophoresis analysis. Overnight cultures were grown as a scale up procedure and to monitor ethylene production.
Samuel Daniel Welton
Hometown: Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Graduation date: Spring 2020