AGRIBUSINESS: Researchers to Explore Creation of Biofuels Through Photosynthesis

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The National Science Foundation is providing a team of Colorado State University Researchers a two-million dollar grant to research new routes to the sustainable production of biofuels using photosynthetic bacteria. CSU’s Kenneth Reardon says the purpose of the research is to help solve important practical problems. Reardon says current biofuel production processes based on algae have been too expensive to scale up to commercial size. He says the team will research ways to increase the productivity and sustainability of the cultivation of photosynthetic microbes for greater yields of targeted molecules.