Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/27/2008
Publication Date: 8/27/2008
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.