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CX-008671: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Arizona State University - Cyanobacteria Designed for Solar-Powered Highly Efficient Production of Biofuels - Phase II
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
Date: 04/17/2012
Location(s): Arizona, Arizona, Arizona, Minnesota, North Carolina
Offices(s): Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy

Funding will support (1) engineering and optimization of the cyanobacteria Synechocystis to enhance the organism's ability to produce laurate, a fatty acid capable of conversion to biofuel, in a wide variety of environmental conditions, and (2) the design and development of a large-scale, low-flow photobioreactor system that can harvest cyanobacteria for production of laurate.