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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: Improving Biocatalysts for the Production of Biofuels from Lignocellulosic Feedstocks

Authors
item RICH, JOSEPH
item HUGHES, STEPHEN
item BISCHOFF, KENNETH
item LEATHERS, TIMOTHY
item LIU, SIQING

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: August 27, 2008
Publication Date: August 27, 2008
Citation: Rich, J.O., Hughes, S.R., Bischoff, K.M., Leathers, T.D., Liu, S. 2008. Improving biocatalysts for the production of biofuels from Lignocellulosic feedstocks [abstract]. U.S. Japan Natural Resources Meeting. p. 54-55.

Technical Abstract: Industrial-scale production of fuel ethanol from biomass continues to show promise for relieving dependence upon petroleum-based transportation fuels. The limited range of materials that can be practically converted, however, continues to be an obstacle to the lignocellulosic revolution. Therefore, the development of practical biocatalysts for the conversion of ligncocellulosic feedstocks into biofuels remains a significant technical challenge to the industry. We will describe our efforts in engineering biocatalysts, including yeast and bacteria, for the production of bioethanol from cellulosic feedstocks.

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