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ENGINEERED PHOTOSYNTHETIC BACTERIA, METHOD OF MANUFACTURE OF BIOFUELS

United States Patent Application

20110302830
A1
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Engineering Biofuels from Photosynthetic Bacteria
The invention provides for a novel type of biofuel; a method for cleaving anchors from photosynthetic organisms; and a method for producing biofuels using photosynthetic organisms, the method comprising identifying photosynthesis co-factors and their anchors in the organisms; modifying the organisms to increase production of the anchors; accumulating biomass of the organisms in growth media; and harvesting the anchors.
Laible, Philip D. (Villa Park, IL), Snyder, Seth W. (Lincolnwood, IL)
UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC (Chicago IL)
13/ 159,340
June 13, 2011
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357 between the United States Government and UChicago Argonne, LLC representing Argonne National Laboratory.