Biochemical Technologies to Enable the Commercial Production of Biofuels from Lignocellulosic Biomass
Bioenergy Research Unit
Project Number: 3620-41000-162-00
Start Date: Aug 21, 2014
End Date: Aug 20, 2019
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.
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.