Yeast biofuels

Researchers report engineering strategies for efficiently producing fatty acid ethyl esters, fatty alkanes, medium chain length fatty acids, fatty alcohols, and triacylglycerides from the oil-rich yeast Yarrowia lipolytica, methods that could potentially result in a yeast-driven platform for upgrading low-value carbons into high-value renewable biofuels and oleochemicals, which are derived from plant and animal oils and fats, in a cost-effective and environment-friendly manner. - Read at PNAS.org

Article #16-07295: “Engineering Yarrowia lipolytica as a platform for synthesis of drop-in transportation fuels and oleochemicals,” by Peng Xu, Kangjian Qiao, Woo Suk Ahn, and Gregory Stephanopoulos.