Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: April 3, 2008
Publication Date: April 3, 2008
Citation: Hughes, S.R., Rich, J.O. 2008. Ethanol production from modern biorefinery: Robotic platform for production of Saccharomyces cerevisiae engineered to convert pretreated Lignocellulosic sugars to ethanol anaerobically [abstract]. Laboratory Robotics Information Group (LRIG). Seminar 1. p. 1. Technical Abstract: Biorefineries to produce ethanol are becoming abundant but the future of ethanol requires that cellulosic ethanol paradigms are researched. A discussion of the existing ethanol production and biorefinery capacity will be made. The USDA, ARS, NCAUR, BBC group has developed a robotic platform to screen for yeast capable of growth on xylose and glucose in high-throughput. This advanced high-throughput screening has resulted in the discovery of several yeast strains that can anaerobically utilize hexose as well as pentose sugars. This is the first report of strains that are capable of utilizing pentose and hexose sugars from pretreated lignocellulosic sugars fully anaerobically for the production of cellulosic ethanol.