(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment) To reduce dependence on nonrenewable fossil fuels, scientists are investigating renewable biomass as a host for valuable compound production. Generating economically competitive quantities of these bioproducts involves metabolic engineering: editing cells’ genetic blueprint. Researchers at the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI) have developed a set of three genetic tools to aid in manufacturing organic acid with the yeast strain I. orientalis.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/uoia-tgt032720.php