BioFuelDB


NAR Molecular Biology Database Collection entry number 1995
Chaudhary N, Gupta A, Gupta S, Sharma VK.
Department of Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Database Description

In light of the rapid decrease in fossils fuel reserves and an increasing demand for energy, novel methods are required to explore alternative biofuel production processes to alleviate these pressures. A wide variety of molecules which can either be used as biofuels or as biofuel precursors are produced using microbial enzymes. However, the common challenges in the industrial implementation of enzyme catalysis for biofuel production are the unavailability of a comprehensive biofuel enzyme resource, low efficiency of known enzymes, and limited availability of enzymes which can function under extreme conditions in the industrial processes.


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