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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Loren B Iten
Bioenergy Research Unit
Microbiologist

Phone: (309) 681-6210
Fax: (309) 681-6427
Room 0319
1815 N UNIVERSITY ST
PEORIA, IL, 61604-3999


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Pilot scale conversion of wheat straw to ethanol via simultaneous saccharification and fermentation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Saha, B.C., Nichols, N.N., Qureshi, N., Kennedy, G.J., Iten, L.B., Cotta, M.A. 2015. Pilot scale conversion of wheat straw to ethanol via simultaneous saccharification and fermentation. Bioresource Technology. 175:17-22.
Biobased absorbents derived from seashore mallow stem tissues - (Abstract Only) - (12-Oct-13)
Seashore mallow (Kosteletzkya pentacarpos) stems as a feedstock for biodegradable absorbents - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vaughn, S.F., Moser, B.R., Dien, B.S., Iten, L.B., Thompson, A.R., Seliskar, D.M., Gallagher, J.L. 2013. Seashore mallow (Kosteletzkya pentacarpos) stems as a feedstock for biodegradable absorbents. Biomass and Bioenergy. 59:300-305.
Conversion of switchgrass to ethanol using dilute ammonium hydroxide pretreatment: influence of ecotype and harvest maturity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dien, B.S., O'Bryan, P.J., Hector, R.E., Iten, L.B., Mitchell, R.B., Qureshi, N., Sarath, G., Vogel, K.P., Cotta, M.A. 2013. Conversion of switchgrass to ethanol using dilute ammonium hydroxide pretreatment: influence of ecotype and harvest maturity. Environmental Technology. 34(13-14):1837-1848.
Scale-up of wheat straw conversion to fuel ethanol at 100 liter scale - (Abstract Only)
Saha, B.C., Nichols, N.N., Qureshi, N., Kennedy, G.J., Iten, L.B., Cotta, M.A. 2013. Scale-up of wheat straw conversion to fuel ethanol at 100 liter scale [abstract]. Americal Chemical Society. Paper No. CELL 299.
Shaping reactor microbiomes to produce the fuel precursor n-butyrate from pretreated cellulosic hydrolysates - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Agler, M.T., Werner, J.J., Iten, L.B., Dekker, A., Cotta, M.A., Dien, B.S., Angenent, L.T. 2012. Shaping reactor microbiomes to produce the fuel precursor n-butyrate from pretreated cellulosic hydrolysates. Environmental Science and Technology. 46(18):10229-10238.
Biochemical processing of reed canarygrass into fuel ethanol - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dien, B.S., Casler, M.D., Hector, R.E., Iten, L.B., Nichols, N.N., Mertens, J.A., Cotta, M.A. 2012. Biochemical processing of reed canarygrass into fuel ethanol. International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies. 7:338-347.
The application of ultrasound in the enzymatic hydrolysis of switchgrass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Easson, M.W., Condon, B.D., Dien, B.S., Iten, L.B., Slopek, R.P., Yoshioka-Tarver, M., Lambert, A.H., Smith, J.N. 2011. The application of ultrasound in the enzymatic hydrolysis of switchgrass. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 165(5):1322-1331.
Toward Narrowing Fermentation Endproduct Distribution in Undefined Mixed Culture Anaerobic Conversion of Lignocellulosic Corn Fiber to Butyrate - (Abstract Only) - (06-Mar-10)
Production of Butanol (a Biofuel) from Agricultural Residues: Part II - Use of Corn Stover and Switchgrass Hydrolysates - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Qureshi, N., Saha, B.C., Hector, R.E., Dien, B., Hughes, S., Liu, S., Iten, L., Bowman, M.J., Sarath, G., Cotta, M.A. 2010. Production of butanol (a Biofuel) from agricultural residues: Part II - Use of corn stover and switchgrass hydrolysates. Biomass and Bioenergy. 34(4):566-571.
Anaerobic conversion of lignocellulosic corn fiber to butyric acid, a substrate for microbial butanol production - (Abstract Only) - (22-Jul-09)
Conversion of switchgrass to sugars and ethanol using dilute ammonium hydroxide pretreatment - (Abstract Only) - (06-May-09)
Agricultural Residues and Energy Crops as Novel Substrates for Butanol Production by Fermentation - (Abstract Only)
Qureshi, N., Saha, B.C., Iten, L.B., Sarath, G., Dien, B.S., Cotta, M.A. 2008. Agricultural Residues and Energy Crops as Novel Substrates for Butanol Production by Fermentation [abstract]. In: Proceedings of 10th International Workshop and Conference on Regulation of Metabolism, Genetics, and Development of Solvent and Acid Forming Clostridia, September 28-October 1, 2008, Holland, The Netherlands. Paper No. 19.
Fungal metabolism of fermentation inhibitors present in corn stover dilute acid hydrolysate - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nichols, N.N., Sharma, L.N., Mowery, R.A., Chambliss, C.K., Van Walsum, G.P., Dien, B.S., Iten, L.B. 2008. Fungal metabolism of fermentation inhibitors present in corn stover dilute acid hydrolysate. Enzyme and Microbial Technology. 42(7):624-630.
Developing herbaceous energy crops as feedstocks for biofuel production - (Proceedings)
Dien, B.S., Jung, H.G., Vogel, K.P., Casler, M.D., Lamb, J.F., Iten, L.B., Mitchell, R., Sarath, G. 2007. Developing herbaceous energy crops as feedstocks for biofuel production. In: Proceedings of the UJNR Food and Agricultural Panel, October 21-25, 2007, Tsukuba, Japan. p. 137-140.
Evaluating Herbaceous Perennials As Energy Crops for Production of Fuel Ethanol - (Abstract Only) - (02-May-07)
Forage Energy Crops As Feedstocks for Production of Fuel Ethanol - (Abstract Only)
Cotta, M.A., Dien, B.S., Iten, L.B., Jung, H.G., Lamb, J.F., Vogel, K.P., Mitchell, R., Sarath, G., Casler, M.D., Weimer, P.J. 2006. Forage energy crops as feedstocks for production of fuel ethanol [abstract]. Biocatalysis and Bioenergy. p. 21.
Development of Forage Crops As Feedstocks for Production of Fuel Ethanol - (Abstract Only)
Cotta, M.A., Dien, B.S., Jung, H.G., Vogel, K.P., Casler, M.D., Lamb, J.F., Weimer, P.J., Iten, L.B., Mitchell, R., Sarath, G. 2006. Development of forage crops as feedstocks for production of fuel ethanol [abstract]. International Conference on Bioenergy. p. I-5.
Chemical Composition and Response to Dilute-Acid Pretreatment and Enzymatic Saccharification of Alfalfa, Reed Canarygrass, and Switchgrass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dien, B.S., Jung, H.G., Vogel, K.P., Casler, M.D., Lamb, J.F., Iten, L.B., Mitchell, R., Sarath, G. 2006. Chemical composition and response to dilute-acid pretreatment and enzymatic saccharification of alfalfa, reed canarygrass, and switchgrass. Biomass and Bioenergy. 30:880-891.
Enzymatic Saccharification of Hot-Water Pretreated Corn Fiber for Production of Monosaccharides - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dien, B.S., Li, X., Iten, L.B., Jordan, D.B., Nichols, N.N., O Bryan, P.J., Cotta, M.A. 2006. Enzymatic saccharification of hot-water pretreated corn fiber for production of monosaccharides. Enzyme and Microbial Technology. 39:1137-1144.
Continuous Production of Ethanol in High Productivity Bioreactors Using Escherichia Coli Fbr5: Membrane and Fixed Cell Reactors - (Abstract Only)
Qureshi, N., Dien, B.S., Nichols, N.N., Liu, S., Iten, L.B., Saha, B.C., Cotta, M.A. 2005. Continuous production of ethanol in high productivity bioreactors using Escherichia coli FBR5: membrane and fixed cell reactors [abstract]. American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Paper No. 589g.
Continuous Production of Ethanol in High Productivity Bioreactors Using Genetically Engineered Escherichia Coli Fbr5: Membrane and Fixed Cell Reactors - (Abstract Only)
Qureshi, N., Dien, B.S., Nichols, N.N., Liu, S., Hughes, S.R., Iten, L.B., Saha, B.C., Cotta, M.A. 2005. Continuous production of ethanol in high productivity bioreactors using genetically engineered Escherichia coli FBR5: membrane and fixed cell reactors [extended abstract]. American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Paper No. 589g.
Enzymatic Saccharification of Pretreated Corn Fiber for Production of Sugars - (Abstract Only)
Dien, B.S., Li, X., Jordan, D.B., Nichols, N.N., Iten, L.B., Cotta, M.A. 2005. Enzymatic saccharification of pretreated corn fiber for production of sugars [abstract]. International Starch Technology. p. 90.
Dilute Acid Pretreatment, Enzymatic Saccharification and Fermentation of Wheat Straw to Fuel Ethanol - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Saha, B.C., Iten, L.B., Cotta, M.A., Wu, Y. 2005. Dilute acid pretreatment, enzymatic saccharification and fermentation of wheat straw to fuel ethanol. Process Biochemistry. 40:3693-3700.
Dilute Acid Pretreatment, Enzymatic Saccharification, and Fermentation of Rice Hulls to Fuel Ethanol - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Saha, B.C., Iten, L.B., Cotta, M.A., Wu, Y. 2005. Dilute acid pretreatment, enzymatic saccharification, and fermentation of rice hulls to fuel ethanol. Biotechnology Progress. 21:816-822.
Converting Herbaceous Energy Crops to Bioethanol: a Review with Emphasis on Pretreatment Processes - (Book / Chapter)
Dien, B.S., Iten, L.B., Skory, C.D. 2005. Converting herbaceous energy crops to bioethanol: a review with emphasis on pretreatment processes. In: Hou, C.T., editor. Handbook of Industrial Biocatalysis. Chapter 23. Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis Group. p. 1-11.
Rice Hull As Substrate for Production of Fuel Ethanol - (Proceedings)
Saha, B.C., Iten, L.B., Cotta, M.A., Wu, Y. 2004. Rice hull as substrate for production of fuel ethanol. In: Cherry, J.P., Pavlath, A.E., editors. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the United States-Japan Cooperative Program in Natural Resources (UJNR), December 11-18, 2004, Honolulu, Hawaii. p. 181-185.
Adsorbed Cell Dynamic Biofilm Reactor for Ethanol Production from Xylose and Corn Fiber Hydrolysate - (Abstract Only)
Qureshi, N., Brining, H.R., Iten, L.B., Dien, B.S., Nichols, N.N., Saha, B.C., Cotta, M.A. 2004. Adsorbed cell dynamic biofilm reactor for ethanol production from xylose and corn fiber hydrolysate [abstract]. Great Lakes Regional American Chemical Society Symposium. p. 179.
Fuel Ethanol Production from Wheat Straw: Current Status and Technical Prospects - (Proceedings)
Saha, B.C., Iten, L.B., Cotta, M.A., Wu, Y. 2004. Fuel ethanol production from wheat straw: current status and technical prospects. In: Van Swaaij, W.P.M., Fjallstrom, T., Helm, P., Grassi, A., editors. Proceedings of the 2nd World Conference on Biomass for Energy, Industry, and Climate Protection, May 10-14, 2004, Rome, Italy, p. 1481-1483.
Fuel Ethanol Production from Rice Hull - (Abstract Only)
Saha, B.C., Iten, L.B., Cotta, M.A., Wu, Y. 2004. Fuel ethanol production from rice hull [abstract]. American Chemical Society. Paper No. BI0T 101.
Fuel Ethanol Production from Wheat Straw: Current Status and Technical Prospects - (Abstract Only)
Saha, B.C., Iten, L.B., Cotta, M.A., Wu, Y. 2004. Fuel ethanol production from wheat straw: current status and technical prospects [abstract]. Second World Conference and Technology Exhibition on Biomass for Energy, Industry, and Climate Protection. Paper No. OC2.5.
Conversion of Lignocellulose to Ethanol Using a Recombinant E. Coli Strain - (Abstract Only)
Dien, B.S., Iten, L.B., Nichols, N.N., Cotta, M.A. 2003. Conversion of lignocellulose to ethanol using a recombinant E. coli strain [abstract]. Society of Industrial Microbiology. p. 102.
Enhancement of Ethanol Yield from the Corn Dry Grind Process by Fermentation of the Kernel Fiber Fraction - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dien, B.S., Nichols, N.N., Iten, L.B., Bothast, R.J. 2004. Enhancement of ethanol yield from the corn dry grind process by fermentation of the kernel fiber fraction. In: Nelson, W.M., editor. Agricultural Applications in Green Chemistry. Chap. 6. Washington, DC:American Chemical Society. p. 63-77.
Media and Fermentation Processes for the Rapid Production of High Concentrations of Stable Blastospores of the Bioinsecticidal Fungus Paecilomyces Fumosoroseus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
JACKSON, M.A., CLIQUET, S., ITEN, L.B. MEDIA AND FERMENTATION PROCESSES FOR THE RAPID PRODUCTION OF HIGH CONCENTRATIONS OF STABLE BLASTOSPORES OF THE BIOINSECTICIDAL FUNGUS PAECILOMYCES FUMOSOROSEUS. BIOCONTROL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 2003. v. 13. p. 23-33.
Strategies for Enhanced Ethanol Yield from Corn - (Abstract Only) - (01-May-02)
Influence of Corn Hybrid on Ethanol Production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
DIEN, B.S., BOTHAST, R.J., ITEN, L.B., BARRIOS, L., ECKHOFF, S.R. FATE OF BT PROTEIN AND INFLUENCE OF CORN HYBRID ON ETHANOL PRODUCTION. CEREAL CHEMISTRY. 2002. V. 79. P. 582-585.
Scale-Up of Biomass Production, Processing and Storage for Two Yeast Antagonists of Gibberella Zeae - (Abstract Only) - (29-Aug-01)
Fermentation of High Starch and Gmo Corn - (Abstract Only) - (02-Aug-01)
Conversion of Corn Fiber to Ethanol Using Recombinant Escherichia Coli Strains - (Abstract Only) - (06-May-99)
Conversion of Corn Fiber to Ethanol by Recombinant E. Coli Strain Fbr3 - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (04-Mar-99)
Development and Scale-Up of a Process for Conversion of Corn Fiber into Ethanol - (Abstract Only) - (03-Jun-98)
Development and Scale-Up of a Process for Conversion of Corn Fiber into Ethanol - (Abstract Only) - (07-May-98)
Conversion of Corn Fiber to Ethanol - (Review Article) - (17-Sep-96)
Pilot Scale Conversion of Corn Fiber to Ethanol - (Abstract Only) - (17-Sep-96)
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