NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Synthetic Genomics today announced a new agreement with ExxonMobil to develop algae biofuels.

The new co-funded research agreement will focus on using synthetic genomic science and technology to develop algal strains "with significantly improved production characteristics," SGI said.

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