Institute of Innovative Research, 
Tokyo Institute of Technology.


Press Release

Scientists find a “switch” to increase starch accumulation in algae

A brighter future for renewable energy and materials

Results from a collaborative study by Tokyo Tech and Tohoku University, Japan, raise prospects for large-scale production of algae-derived starch, a valuable bioresource for biofuels and other renewable materials. Such bio-based products have the potential to replace fossil fuels and contribute to the development of sustainable systems and societies.