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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MICROBIAL CATALYSTS TO PRODUCE FUEL ETHANOL AND VALUE ADDED PRODUCTS Title: Saccharomyces cerevisiae engineered to convert pretreated lignocellulosic sugars anaerobically to ethanol

Authors
item Hughes, Stephen
item Bischoff, Kenneth
item Hector, Ronald
item Dien, Bruce
item Saha, Badal
item Javers, Jeremy - ICM, INC.
item Gibbons, Williams - SDSU
item Bang, Sookie - SDSM&T
item Nelson, Robert - VERASUN ENERGY CORP
item Standish, Katie - KL PROCESS DESIGN GROUP
item Cotta, Michael
item Rich, Joseph

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: May 16, 2008
Publication Date: May 16, 2008
Citation: Hughes, S.R., Bischoff, K.M., Hector, R.E., Dien, B.S., Saha, B.C., Javers, J., Gibbons, W., Bang, S., Nelson, R., Standish, K., Cotta, M.A., Rich, J.O. 2008. Saccharomyces cerevisiae engineered to convert pretreated Lignocellulosic sugars anaerobically to ethanol [abstract]. Cambridge Healthtech Institute, Second Generation Biofuels Development Summit, Seminar 6. p. 1.

Technical Abstract: Advanced high-throughput screening has resulted in the discovery of several yeast strains that can utilize hexose as well as pentose sugars fully anaerobically. This is the first report of strains that are capable of utilizing pentose and hexose sugars from pretreated lignocellulosic feedstocks fully anaerobically for the production of cellulosic ethanol. These new strains and their potential for lignocellulosic ethanol biorefinery production will be discussed.

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