With a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, the team will use a nonpathogenic strain of E. coli to pinpoint what part of its genome can be used to make biofuels or other chemicals at a low cost.
The research team is led by Ryan Gill, who is a fellow at CU's Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute. The team also includes scientists from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
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