Genetic engineering, a hope for sustainable biofuel production: review

  • Sudip Paudel Biological Sciences, Eastern Illinois University 600 Lincoln Avenue Charleston, IL
  • Michael A Menze Biological Sciences, Eastern Illinois University 600 Lincoln Avenue Charleston, IL
Keywords: Biodiesel, Gene, Global Warming, CO2-Emission, Lignin, Cellulose, Ethanol

Abstract

The use of recently developed genetic engineering tools in combination with organisms that have the potential to produce precursors for the production of biodiesel, promises a sustainable and environment friendly energy source. Enhanced lipid production in wild type and/or genetically engineered organisms can offer sufficient raw material for industrial transesterification of plant-based triglycerides. Bio-diesel, produced with the help of genetically modified organisms, might be one of the best alternatives to fossil fuels and to mitigate various environmental hazards.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ije.v3i2.10644

International Journal of the Environment Vol.3(2) 2014: 311-323

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Abstract
1773
PDF
408
Published
2014-06-21
How to Cite
Paudel, S., & Menze, M. (2014). Genetic engineering, a hope for sustainable biofuel production: review. International Journal of Environment, 3(2), 311-323. https://doi.org/10.3126/ije.v3i2.10644
Section
Research Papers