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Using Polyketide Synthases to Produce Advanced Biofuels EJIB-2540

Benefits: 
Provides biofuel alternatives to ethanol - The polyketide synthases can be modified to tailor-make a wide variety of lactones and carboxylic acids - Controlled placement of ester linkages may result in enhanced combustion properties - Esters and lactones are more hydrophobic than their corresponding alcohols, offering compatibility with the current fuel infrastructure - Esters and lactones are valuable lubrication additives, and may improve fuel economy - Compatible with multiple host organisms and feedstocks
Internal Laboratory Ref #: 
EJIB- 2540
Patent Status: 
Published Patent Application PCT/US2009/042132 available at www.wipo.int. Available for licensing and collaborative research.
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