Bacteria in seawater could be used to create renewable biofuels

Environment Journal | Oct 18, 2019 at 10:08 AM
  • The University of Manchester research group is using synthetic biology, which is the design and construction of new biological entities, to help identify more efficient and sustainable alternatives to oil.
  • The scientists have discovered that a bacteria species called Halomonas, which grows in seawater, can be engineered to make high-value compounds and can then be used as a renewable biofuel.
  • In July, the UK liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industry unveiled a new industry-wide target to transition to 100% biofuel by 2040.