Location: Bioenergy ResearchTitle: Microbial lipid based lignocellulosic biorefinery: feasibility and challenges Author
|Jin, Mingjie - Michigan State University|
|Slininger, Patricia - Pat|
|Waghmode, Suresh - Michigan State University|
|Orjuela, Andrea - Michigan State University|
|Da Costa Sousa, Leonardo - Michigan State University|
|Balan, Venkatesh - Michigan State University|
Submitted to: Trends in Biotechnology
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/5/2014
Publication Date: 1/1/2015
Publication URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167779914002315
Citation: Jin, M., Slininger, P.J., Dien, B.S., Waghmode, S.B., Moser, B.R., Orjuela, A., Da Costa Sousa, L., Balan, V. 2015. Microbial lipid based lignocellulosic biorefinery: feasibility and challenges. Trends in Biotechnology. 33(1):43-54.
Technical Abstract: Although single cell oil (SCO) has been studied for decades, lipid production from lignocellulosic biomass has only received substantial attention in recent years as biofuel research moves toward producing drop-in fuels. This review article gives an overview of the feasibility and challenges that exist to realize microbial lipid production from lignocellulosic biomass in a biorefinery. The aspects covered by this article include: biorefinery technologies, microbial oil market, oleaginous microbes, lipids accumulation metabolism, strain development, process configurations, lignocellulosic lipids production, technical hurdles, lipid recovery and technoeconomics. The lignocellulosic SCO based biorefinery will be feasible only if a combination of low and high value lipids are co-produced and lignin and protein are upgraded to high value products.