WP3 Production of propane and isobutene in E. coli

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WP3 will introduce and optimize synthetic pathways in our formate-dependent E. coli strains (WP2), in order to produce our two target fuels: Propane, which is increasingly used as a vehicle fuel, and isobutene, which can be converted into isooctane, a superb fuel substitute. In order to optimize the bioproduction of these fuels, also referred to as hydrocarbon fuels, WP3 will also have to identify and procure the optimal catalysts that will then support the best biosynthesis routes.