Joule Unlimited is focused on metabolic engineering, or manipulating the functions of organisms, in this case to make fuel. This poster appears in a few spots at the company's lab. An organism has a number of biological pathways to perform certain functions, such as regulating metabolism for changing environmental conditions or multiplying. Through its engineering, Joule Unlimited is controlling those metabolic pathways so that organisms will secrete hydrocarbon molecules which can be used for liquid fuel or other chemicals.
March 25, 2011 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Martin LaMonica/CNET
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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