EBI Personnel Directory Ordal, George


Biofuels Production

George Ordal

ordal@illinois.edu

 

 

Project(s)

Genetic Tools for Thermophiles

The ability to grow at high temperatures makes thermophiles attractive for many fermentation processes; however, the lack of genetic tools makes these organisms difficult to study and, more importantly, to engineer. Rao’s goal for this project is to develop a suite of genetic tools to enable researchers to metabolically engineer thermophiles for the efficient production of diverse biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass.