Great progress in sustainable fatty acid production

Chalmers University of Technology

​Using yeast to produce fatty acids is a sustainable alternative to conventional production. However, yeast cells must be genetically engineered to be a cost-efficient alternative. In a newly published study researchers at Chalmers have rewired the metabolism of baker’s yeast resulting in the best fatty acid producing yeast cells ever reported.​ ​Yeast cells, often baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), can be used industrially as so-called cell factories for sustainable production of biofuels, biochemicals and food ingredients. To provide cell factories that ensure cost-efficient sustainable production researchers are looking for new ways to engineer yeast strains for high yield production.

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