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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081523/enhanced-enzymatic-hydrolysis-and-acetone-butanol-ethanol-fermentation-of-sugarcane-bagasse-by-combined-diluted-acid-with-oxidate-ammonolysis-pretreatment
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Hailong Li, Lian Xiong, Xuefang Chen, Can Wang, Gaoxiang Qi, Chao Huang, Mutan Luo, Xinde Chen
This study aims to propose a biorefinery pretreatment technology for the bioconversion of sugarcane bagasse (SB) into biofuels and N-fertilizers. Performance of diluted acid (DA), aqueous ammonia (AA), oxidate ammonolysis (OA) and the combined DA with AA or OA were compared in SB pretreatment by enzymatic hydrolysis, structural characterization and acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE) fermentation. Results indicated that DA-OA pretreatment improves the digestibility of SB by sufficiently hydrolyzing hemicellulose into fermentable monosaccharides and oxidating lignin into soluble N-fertilizer with high nitrogen content (11...
January 4, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080037/global-metabolic-engineering-of-glycolytic-pathway-via-multi-copy-integration-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#2
Ryosuke Yamada, Kazuki Wakita, Hiroyasu Ogino
The use of renewable feedstocks for producing biofuels and bio-based chemicals by engineering metabolic pathways of yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae has recently become an attractive option. Many researchers attempted to increase glucose consumption rate by overexpressing some glycolytic enzymes because most target bio-based chemicals are derived through glycolysis. However these attempts have met with little success. In this study, to create a S. cerevisiae strain with high glucose consumption rate, we used multi-copy integration to develop a global metabolic engineering strategy...
January 12, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078719/carbon-nanotube-supported-bio-inspired-nickel-catalyst-and-its-integration-in-hybrid-hydrogen-air-fuel-cells
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Solène Gentil, Noémie Lalaoui, Arnab Dutta, Yannig Nedellec, Serge Cosnier, Wendy J Shaw, Vincent Artero, Alan Le Goff
A biomimetic nickel bis-diphosphine complex incorporating the amino acid arginine in the outer coordination sphere was immobilized on modified carbon nanotubes (CNTs) through electrostatic interactions. The functionalized redox nanomaterial exhibits reversible electrocatalytic activity for the H2 /2 H(+) interconversion from pH 0 to 9, with catalytic preference for H2 oxidation at all pH values. The high activity of the complex over a wide pH range allows us to integrate this bio-inspired nanomaterial either in an enzymatic fuel cell together with a multicopper oxidase at the cathode, or in a proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) using Pt/C at the cathode...
January 12, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078649/acidogenic-digestion-of-pre-pulping-extracts-for-production-of-fuels-and-bioproducts-via-carboxylate-platform-processing
#4
Rakhi Baddam, G Peter van Walsum
Hemicellulose extracted from wood prior to processing the wood into paper or composite materials can be a resource for the production of biofuels or bioproducts. Mixed microbial cultures are capable of converting biomass into mixed carboxylic acids, which can be purified as products or converted to biofuels or other biochemicals. Mixed cultures are robust conversion systems and do not require added enzymes to hydrolyze biomass to sugars. We produced mixed carboxylic acids using mesophilic and thermophilic fermentation of raw, unconditioned green liquor and hot water hardwood extracts, as well as baseline sugar solutions...
January 11, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078513/determining-the-roles-of-the-three-alcohol-dehydrogenases-adha-adhb-and-adhe-in-thermoanaerobacter-ethanolicus-during-ethanol-formation
#5
Jilai Zhou, Xiongjun Shao, Daniel G Olson, Sean Jean-Loup Murphy, Liang Tian, Lee R Lynd
Thermoanaerobacter ethanolicus is a promising candidate for biofuel production due to the broad range of substrates it can utilize and its high ethanol yield compared to other thermophilic bacteria, such as Clostridium thermocellum. Three alcohol dehydrogenases, AdhA, AdhB and AdhE, play key roles in ethanol formation. To study their physiological roles during ethanol formation, we deleted them separately and in combination. Previously, it has been thought that both AdhB and AdhE were bifunctional alcohol dehydrogenases...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078400/characterization-of-four-endophytic-fungi-as-potential-consolidated-bioprocessing-hosts-for-conversion-of-lignocellulose-into-advanced-biofuels
#6
Weihua Wu, Ryan W Davis, Mary Bao Tran-Gyamfi, Alan Kuo, Kurt LaButti, Sirma Mihaltcheva, Hope Hundley, Mansi Chovatia, Erika Lindquist, Kerrie Barry, Igor V Grigoriev, Bernard Henrissat, John M Gladden
Recently, several endophytic fungi have been demonstrated to produce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) with properties similar to fossil fuels, called "mycodiesel," while growing on lignocellulosic plant and agricultural residues. The fact that endophytes are plant symbionts suggests that some may be able to produce lignocellulolytic enzymes, making them capable of both deconstructing lignocellulose and converting it into mycodiesel, two properties that indicate that these strains may be useful consolidated bioprocessing (CBP) hosts for the biofuel production...
January 12, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077967/integrated-omics-analyses-reveal-the-details-of-metabolic-adaptation-of-clostridium-thermocellum-to-lignocellulose-derived-growth-inhibitors-released-during-the-deconstruction-of-switchgrass
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Suresh Poudel, Richard J Giannone, Miguel Rodriguez, Babu Raman, Madhavi Z Martin, Nancy L Engle, Jonathan R Mielenz, Intawat Nookaew, Steven D Brown, Timothy J Tschaplinski, David Ussery, Robert L Hettich
BACKGROUND: Clostridium thermocellum is capable of solubilizing and converting lignocellulosic biomass into ethanol. Although much of the work-to-date has centered on characterizing this microbe's growth on model cellulosic substrates, such as cellobiose, Avicel, or filter paper, it is vitally important to understand its metabolism on more complex, lignocellulosic substrates to identify relevant industrial bottlenecks that could undermine efficient biofuel production. To this end, we have examined a time course progression of C...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074224/artp-mutation-and-genome-shuffling-of-abe-fermentation-symbiotic-system-for-improvement-of-butanol-production
#8
Chunkai Gu, Genyu Wang, Shuai Mai, Pengfei Wu, Jianrong Wu, Gehua Wang, Hongjuan Liu, Jianan Zhang
Butanol is an ideal renewable biofuel which possesses superior fuel properties. Previously, butanol-producing symbiotic system TSH06 was isolated in our lab, with microoxygen tolerance ability. To boost butanol yield for large-scale industrial production, TSH06 was used as parental strain and subjected to atmospheric and room temperature plasma (ARTP) and four rounds of genome shuffling (GS). ARTP mutant and GS strain were co-cultured with facultative anaerobic Bacillus cereus TSH2 to form a symbiotic system with microoxygen tolerance, which was then subjected to fermentation...
January 10, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074108/cellulolytic-robolector-towards-an-automated-high-throughput-screening-platform-for-recombinant-cellulase-expression
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Martina Mühlmann, Martin Kunze, Joaquim Ribeiro, Bertram Geinitz, Christian Lehmann, Ulrich Schwaneberg, Ulrich Commandeur, Jochen Büchs
BACKGROUND: Cellulases are key player in the hydrolyzation of cellulose. Unfortunately, this reaction is slow and a bottleneck in the process chain from biomass to intermediates and biofuels due to low activities of the enzymes. To overcome this draw back, a lot of effort is put into the area of protein engineering, to modify these enzymes by directed evolution or rational design. Huge clone libraries are constructed and have to be screened for improved variants. High-throughput screening is the method of choice to tackle this experimental effort, but up to now only a few process steps are adapted to automated platforms and little attention has been turned to the reproducibility of clone rankings...
2017: Journal of Biological Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070721/enhanced-xylose-fermentation-by-engineered-yeast-expressing-nadh-oxidase-through-high-cell-density-inoculums
#10
Guo-Chang Zhang, Timothy L Turner, Yong-Su Jin
Accumulation of reduced byproducts such as glycerol and xylitol during xylose fermentation by engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae hampers the economic production of biofuels and chemicals from cellulosic hydrolysates. In particular, engineered S. cerevisiae expressing NADPH-linked xylose reductase (XR) and NAD(+)-linked xylitol dehydrogenase (XDH) produces substantial amounts of the reduced byproducts under anaerobic conditions due to the cofactor difference of XR and XDH. While the additional expression of a water-forming NADH oxidase (NoxE) from Lactococcus lactis in engineered S...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070222/scale-up-and-process-integration-of-sugar-production-by-acidolysis-of-municipal-solid-waste-corn-stover-blends-in-ionic-liquids
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Chenlin Li, Ling Liang, Ning Sun, Vicki S Thompson, Feng Xu, Akash Narani, Qian He, Deepti Tanjore, Todd R Pray, Blake A Simmons, Seema Singh
BACKGROUND: Lignocellulosic biorefineries have tonnage and throughput requirements that must be met year round and there is no single feedstock available in any given region that is capable of meeting the price and availability demands of the biorefineries scheduled for deployment. Significant attention has been historically given to agriculturally derived feedstocks; however, a diverse range of wastes, including municipal solid wastes (MSW), also have the potential to serve as feedstocks for the production of advanced biofuels and have not been extensively studied...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070221/nannochloropsis-a-rich-source-of-diacylglycerol-acyltransferases-for-engineering-of-triacylglycerol-content-in-different-hosts
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Krzysztof Zienkiewicz, Agnieszka Zienkiewicz, Eric Poliner, Zhi-Yan Du, Katharina Vollheyde, Cornelia Herrfurth, Sofia Marmon, Eva M Farré, Ivo Feussner, Christoph Benning
BACKGROUND: Photosynthetic microalgae are considered a viable and sustainable resource for biofuel feedstocks, because they can produce higher biomass per land area than plants and can be grown on non-arable land. Among many microalgae considered for biofuel production, Nannochloropsis oceanica (CCMP1779) is particularly promising, because following nutrient deprivation it produces very high amounts of triacylglycerols (TAG). The committed step in TAG synthesis is catalyzed by acyl-CoA:diacylglycerol acyltransferase (DGAT)...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066510/rapid-in-vivo-lipid-carbohydrate-quantification-of-single-microalgal-cell-by-raman-spectral-imaging-to-reveal-salinity-induced-starch-to-lipid-shift
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Liang-da Chiu, Shih-Hsin Ho, Rintaro Shimada, Nan-Qi Ren, Takeaki Ozawa
BACKGROUND: Lipid/carbohydrate content and ratio are extremely important when engineering algal cells for liquid biofuel production. However, conventional methods for such determination and quantification are not only destructive and tedious, but also energy consuming and environment unfriendly. In this study, we first demonstrate that Raman spectroscopy is a clean, fast, and accurate method to simultaneously quantify the lipid/carbohydrate content and ratio in living microalgal cells...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066508/a-molecular-genetic-toolbox-for-yarrowia-lipolytica
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Erin L Bredeweg, Kyle R Pomraning, Ziyu Dai, Jens Nielsen, Eduard J Kerkhoven, Scott E Baker
BACKGROUND: Yarrowia lipolytica is an ascomycete yeast used in biotechnological research for its abilities to secrete high concentrations of proteins and accumulate lipids. Genetic tools have been made in a variety of backgrounds with varying similarity to a comprehensively sequenced strain. RESULTS: We have developed a set of genetic and molecular tools in order to expand capabilities of Y. lipolytica for both biological research and industrial bioengineering applications...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063146/pretreatment-optimization-of-the-biomass-of-microcystis-aeruginosa-for-efficient-bioethanol-production
#15
Muhammad Imran Khan, Moon Geon Lee, Jin Hyuk Shin, Jong Deog Kim
Microalgae are considered to be the future promising sources of biofuels and bio products. The algal carbohydrates can be fermented to bioethanol after pretreatment process. Efficient pretreatment of the biomass is one of the major requirements for commercialization of the algal based biofuels. In present study the microalga, M. aeruginsa was used for pretreatment optimization and bioethanol production. Treatment of algal biomass with CaO before acid and/or enzymatic hydrolysis enhanced the degradation of algal cells...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062914/determination-of-kinetics-and-heat-of-hydrolysis-for-non-homogenous-substrate-by-isothermal-calorimetry
#16
D Tafoukt, A Soric, J-C Sigoillot, J-H Ferrasse
The competitiveness of the second-generation bioethanol by biotechnological process requires an effective and quantitative control of biochemical reactions. In this study, the potential of isothermal calorimetry technique to measure heat and kinetics of a non-homogeneous substrate enzymatic hydrolysis is intended. Using this technique, optimum temperature of the enzymes used for lignocellulosic molecules hydrolysis was determined. Thus, the amount of substrate-to-enzyme ratio was highlighted as an important parameter of the hydrolysis yield...
January 6, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060311/biomass-conversion-to-produce-hydrocarbon-liquid-fuel-via-hot-vapor-filtered-fast-pyrolysis-and-catalytic-hydrotreating
#17
Huamin Wang, Douglas C Elliott, Richard J French, Steve Deutch, Kristiina Iisa
Lignocellulosic biomass conversion to produce biofuels has received significant attention because of the quest for a replacement for fossil fuels. Among the various thermochemical and biochemical routes, fast pyrolysis followed by catalytic hydrotreating is considered to be a promising near-term opportunity. This paper reports on experimental methods used 1) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for fast pyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass to produce bio-oils in a fluidized-bed reactor and 2) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for catalytic hydrotreating of bio-oils in a two-stage, fixed-bed, continuous-flow catalytic reactor...
December 25, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058634/alkane-biosynthesis-by-aspergillus-carbonarius-item-5010-through-heterologous-expression-of-synechococcus-elongatus-acyl-acp-coa-reductase-and-aldehyde-deformylating-oxygenase-genes
#18
Malavika Sinha, István Weyda, Annette Sørensen, Kenneth S Bruno, Birgitte K Ahring
In this study we describe the heterologous expression of the recently identified cyanobacterial pathway for long chain alkane biosynthesis, involving the reduction of fatty acyl-ACP to fatty aldehyde and the subsequent conversion of this into alkanes, in the filamentous fungus Aspergillus carbonarius ITEM 5010. Genes originating from Synechococcus elongatus strain PCC7942, encoding acyl-ACP/CoA reductase and aldehyde deformylating oxygenase enzymes, were successfully expressed in A. carbonarius, which lead to the production of pentadecane and heptadecane, alkanes that have not been previously produced by this fungus...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056772/in-silico-screening-for-candidate-chassis-strains-of-free-fatty-acid-producing-cyanobacteria
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Olaa Motwalli, Magbubah Essack, Boris R Jankovic, Boyang Ji, Xinyao Liu, Hifzur Rahman Ansari, Robert Hoehndorf, Xin Gao, Stefan T Arold, Katsuhiko Mineta, John A C Archer, Takashi Gojobori, Ivan Mijakovic, Vladimir B Bajic
BACKGROUND: Finding a source from which high-energy-density biofuels can be derived at an industrial scale has become an urgent challenge for renewable energy production. Some microorganisms can produce free fatty acids (FFA) as precursors towards such high-energy-density biofuels. In particular, photosynthetic cyanobacteria are capable of directly converting carbon dioxide into FFA. However, current engineered strains need several rounds of engineering to reach the level of production of FFA to be commercially viable; thus new chassis strains that require less engineering are needed...
January 5, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054656/fabrication-of-enzyme-based-coatings-on-intact-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-as-highly-effective-electrodes-in-biofuel-cells
#20
Byoung Chan Kim, Inseon Lee, Seok-Joon Kwon, Youngho Wee, Ki Young Kwon, Chulmin Jeon, Hyo Jin An, Hee-Tae Jung, Su Ha, Jonathan S Dordick, Jungbae Kim
CNTs need to be dispersed in aqueous solution for their successful use, and most methods to disperse CNTs rely on tedious and time-consuming acid-based oxidation. Here, we report the simple dispersion of intact multi-walled carbon nanotubes (CNTs) by adding them directly into an aqueous solution of glucose oxidase (GOx), resulting in simultaneous CNT dispersion and facile enzyme immobilization through sequential enzyme adsorption, precipitation, and crosslinking (EAPC). The EAPC achieved high enzyme loading and stability because of crosslinked enzyme coatings on intact CNTs, while obviating the chemical pretreatment that can seriously damage the electron conductivity of CNTs...
January 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
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