Chapter 7

Metabolic Engineering Strategies to Convert Carbohydrates to Aviation Range Hydrocarbons

A. Bergman1,2 and V. Siewers1,2,    1Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden,    2Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden


Numerous hydrocarbon molecules with properties similar to aviation fuels can be found in nature, but are often only produced at low quantities in their native hosts. This chapter summarizes recent progress in the engineering of microbial cell factories for the production of the two major molecule classes: fatty acid-derived alkanes/alkanes and isoprenoids. It starts with a brief introduction ...

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