New role of microbes in biofuel production
Anew research has led to a new discovery of getting the microbes to produce fuel from the proteins instead of utilizing the protein for its own growth.
The focus of the experiment was to induce the microbes under the study to produce a specific kind of proteins rather than what they otherwise might be inclined to produce. This special protein could be refined in to biofuel. The task was to make the microbes produce only this kind of protein rather than utilizing it for their own growth and growth related activities as they otherwise do.
This has been claimed as the first ever attempt to use the proteins as a source for generating energy. The scientists have tampered with usual nitrogen metabolism process and induced biorefining process and altered the metabolizing of nitrogen at the cellular level, as published in Nature Biotechnology.