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Bonita Springs, FL, United States

A plasmid vector for the production of compounds in cyanobacteria is described which is capable of being efficiently transformed to and replicating in a broad range of cyanobacterial species.


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Algenol Biofuels Inc. | Date: 2015-05-21

A metabolically enhanced cyanobacterial cell for the production of ethanol is provided. The metabolically enhanced cyanobacterial cell for the production of ethanol comprises at least one recombinant gene encoding a pyruvate decarboxylase enzyme (Pdc) converting pyruvate to acetaldehyde, and at least one recombinant gene encoding a first Zn


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Algenol Biofuels Inc. | Date: 2014-08-27

Systems and methods for sterilizing liquid media such as saline water using filtration and ozonation.


This invention provides a metabolically enhanced cyanobacterium for the production of a chemical compound of interest, having at least two first production genes encoding first biocatalysts for the production of the first chemical compound. One of the two first production genes is under the transcriptional control of a first promoter for the first production gene, whereas the other of the two first production genes is under the transcriptional control of a second promoter for the first production gene. The first promoter and second promoter are separately inducible under different conditions and the at least two first biocatalysts catalyze the same chemical reaction. Metabolically enhanced cyanobacteria according to the present invention allow prolonged production of first chemical compounds. Further provisions of the present invention include, inter alia, a method for producing the metabolically enhanced cyanobacterium and a method for producing a first chemical compound by culturing the metabolically enhanced cyanobacterium.


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Algenol Biofuels Inc. | Date: 2014-08-28

Photobioreactors having a vertically-oriented enclosure with a thin panel shape, systems, and methods for using the same to culture productive organisms to accumulate biomass and/or make biofuels or other chemical products.

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