FCCT Biochemistry Lab:iGEM-HS-2015:Problem Setting

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Humanity faces a bunch of problems every day and it struggles to find solutions for all of them. There’s a large group of problems related to fuels. For example fossil fuels are a major cause of air pollution, they are expensive and root of many conflicts around the globe. It would be perfect if we had a solution that could satisfy our fuel needs and would use by-product of another biochemical reaction. Because not every bio fuel can be used in regular internal combustion engines we had to find a way of producing such fuel. We will achieve our goal by genetically modifying Escherichia coli so it will transform butyric acid into butanol.