Focused biotechnologies suitable for complete utilization of marine macroalgae

Research Project Outline

For "bioproduction of fuels and useful compounds" as resourses of abundant marine macroalgae, we will find out useful enzymes degrading cell wall components of marine macroalgae from metagenome libraries and genomic information of cellulose-utilizing microorganisms. Demonstration of their functions of identified genes by cell surface engineering and construction of high functional and expert whole-cell biocatalysts will be carried out. By our focused biotechnologies, production of biofuels, fuel cells, and useful compounds from marine macroalgae will be challenged. Finally, we will construct fundamental and focused biotechnologies and realize "Biorefinery establishment” of marine macroalgae.

Research Director
Professor, Kyoto University
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Creation of Basic Technology for Improved Bioenergy Production through Functional Analysis and Regulation of Algae and Other Aquatic Microorganisms
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