EBI Personnel Directory Orr, James

Biofuels Production

James Orr





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. This project is developing a suite of genetic tools to enable researchers to metabolically engineer thermophiles for the efficient production of diverse biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass.