Sweet Smell of Success: JBEI Researchers Boost Methyl Ketone Production in E. coli

December 01, 2014

Harry Beller, director of the Biofuels Pathways department in JBEI’s Fuels Synthesis Division, working with Ee-Been Goh and others, led the refinement of an engineered strain of E.coli. that can convert glucose into significant quantities of methyl ketones, a class of chemical compounds primarily used for fragrances and flavors, but highly promising as renewable blending agents for diesel fuel.

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