Recombinant Expression of a Thermostable Lipase from Metallosphaera sedula for Algae Biofuel Production (Rachel Turner)
There are dwindling supplies of petroleum-based fuels. Algae are promising feedstocks for biofuels. However, viability of algal biofuel production requires improvement of algal free fatty acid synthesis (fatty acids are fuel conversion substrates). Treatment of algae with thermostable lipases could enhance availability of algal free fatty acids for fuel conversion.