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Third Generation Green Energy: Cyanobacteria, Key to Production of Sustainable Energy Through Metabolic Engineering

  • Namita Singh
  • Ritika Chanan
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Abstract

Biofuels are important as dependency on fossil fuels has resulted in economic instability in the world and heavy environmental damage. Burning of fossil fuel releases heavy amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, raising the concern of global warming. Development of alternative energy forms, sustainable and renewable in nature, is thus the need of the hour. In this context, agricultural production of biofuels has gained utmost importance, and more recently industrial biofuel production through cyanobacteria at large scale has almost stabilized the current scenario of global warming and current fuel demands. Modulation in the cyanobacterial biochemical and metabolic pathways at the genetic level for attractive biofuel yields is a challenge for upcoming scientists to offset petroleum and mineral oil usage and dependency.

Keywords

Lignocellulosic Biomass Biofuel Production Biohydrogen Production Carbon Dioxide Fixation Lignocellulosic Waste 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Bio & Nano TechnologyGuru Jambheshwar University of Science and TechnologyHisarIndia

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