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MIT Prof Stephanopoulos gets a grant for heterotrophic microbe research 32

According to Prof Stephanopoulos, the technology makes use of an engineered microbe. The technnology is an attempt  to convert carbohydrate feedstocks into lipids. 
Once the carbohydrates are converted into lipids, the methodology to get biodiesel is kind of straightforward.Standard transesterification would do.
The method is expensive as it doesnt make use of free CO2.
This news gives us an idea as to where the research funding is going. 
Fri November 19 2010 01:49:32 PM by Richard Prof Stephanopoulos  |  algae to biodiesel  |  MIT 2988 views

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  • Sat November 20 2010 03:19:23 PM

    carbohydrates as feedstock? Sigh... And with an engeneerd bug? Double Sigh... Some people will never learn.

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