Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Method yielding high rate of D-lactate using cyanobacteria could revolutionize bioplastic production

(Kobe University) The utilization of bioproduction to synthesize versatile chemical compounds that are usually derived from oil is vital for both the environment and resource sustainability. A Kobe University-led research team has illuminated the mechanism by which cyanobacteria produces D-lactate, which is utilized as a raw material in the production of biodegradable plastics. Subsequently, they succeeded in producing the world's highest rate (26.6g/L) of D-lactate directly from CO2 and light by modifying the D-lactate synthesis pathway using genetic engineering.