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Researchers from BIAM (CEA / Cadarache), in collaboration with a Research Team of the Frédéric Joliot Institute (I2BC@Saclay), the BGE laboratory and ESFR (Grenoble) have discovered an enzyme that allows microalgae to transform certain from their fatty acids to hydrocarbons using only light energy. Published on 01/09/2017 in Science, this major discovery was the subject of a press release.
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Sorigué D, Légeret B, Cuiné S, Blangy S, Moulin S, Billon E, Richaud P, Brugière S, Couté Y, Nurizzo D, Müller P, Brettel K, Pignol D, Arnoux P, Li-Beisson Y, Peltier G, Beisson F. An algal photoenzyme converts fatty acids to hydrocarbons. (2017). Science
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