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Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Biochemical Technologies to Enable the Commercial Production of Biofuels from Lignocellulosic Biomass

Location: Bioenergy Research Unit

Project Number: 3620-41000-162-00
Project Type: Appropriated

Start Date: Aug 21, 2014
End Date: Aug 20, 2019

Objective:
Objective 1. Develop technologies that enable the commercial production of marketable lipid-based advanced biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass hydrolyzates. Objective 2. In collaboration with industrial biorefiners, develop technologies that enable widespread commercial production of cellulosic ethanol from lignocellulosic biomass.

Approach:
Goal 1. Develop oleaginous yeast and associated processes for converting hydrolyzates of lignocellulosic biomass to lipids for biodiesel and valuable co-products for other uses. Goal 2. Apply novel patented stress-tolerant yeast strains under commercial conditions to convert hydrolyzates of lignocellulosic biomass to ethanol.

Last Modified: 9/22/2014
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