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Employing bacteria to create biofuels

The aim of Paul Hudsons research is to make alternative fuels using cyanobacteria. Cyanobacteria are photosynthetic bacteria, which use light energy from the sun and carbon dioxide in their metabolism.

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In the future, Paul hopes to collaborate with and attract funding from oil companies and to spread awareness about alternative fuels.

“We think that cyanobacteria have an incredible promise to be the next producer of biofuels. There are a lot of hurdles to overcome in order to trick cyanobacteria into making something that it doesn’t naturally make, but we are convinced that the benefits make it worthwhile to work on them. I am extremely proud to be a SciLifeLab fellow, it is a great initiative. Working here gives me the opportunity to employ cutting edge techniques and also to collaborate with groups within SciLifeLab”, said Paul Hudson.

What you didn’t know about Paul Hudson: He collects shark teeth and arrowheads.

Research group

December 2014
Camilla Wernersson