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  1. Research

    A comparative study of anaerobic fixed film baffled reactor and up-flow anaerobic fixed film fixed bed reactor for biological removal of diethyl phthalate from wastewater: a performance, kinetic, biogas, and metabolic pathway study

    Phthalic acid esters, including diethyl phthalate (DEP), which are considered as top-priority and hazardous pollutants, have received significant attention over the last decades. It is vital for industries to ...

    Samira Yousefzadeh, Ehsan Ahmadi, Mitra Gholami, Hamid Reza Ghaffari, Ali Azari, Mohsen Ansari, Mohammad Miri, Kiomars Sharafi and Soheila Rezaei

    Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:139

    Published on: 31 May 2017

  2. Research

    Methane potentials of wastewater generated from hydrothermal liquefaction of rice straw: focusing on the wastewater characteristics and microbial community compositions

    Hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) has been well studied for the bio-oil production from biomass. However, a large amount of wastewater with high organic content is also produced during the HTL process. Therefore...

    Huihui Chen, Cheng Zhang, Yue Rao, Yuhang Jing, Gang Luo and Shicheng Zhang

    Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:140

    Published on: 31 May 2017

  3. Research

    De novo assembly, functional annotation, and analysis of the giant reed (Arundo donax L.) leaf transcriptome provide tools for the development of a biofuel feedstock

    Arundo donax has attracted renewed interest as a potential candidate energy crop for use in biomass-to-liquid fuel conversion processes and biorefineries. This is due to its high produ...

    Chiara Evangelistella, Alessio Valentini, Riccardo Ludovisi, Andrea Firrincieli, Francesco Fabbrini, Simone Scalabrin, Federica Cattonaro, Michele Morgante, Giuseppe Scarascia Mugnozza, Joost J. B. Keurentjes and Antoine Harfouche

    Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:138

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  4. Research

    Novel insight into the relationship between organic substrate composition and volatile fatty acids distribution in acidogenic co-fermentation

    Co-fermentation is an attractive technology for improving volatile fatty acids (VFAs) production by treatment of solid organic wastes. However, it remains unclear how the composition of different organic matte...

    Huijun Ma, He Liu, Lihui Zhang, Meng Yang, Bo Fu and Hongbo Liu

    Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:137

    Published on: 26 May 2017

  5. Research

    Genome-wide characterization of cellulases from the hemi-biotrophic plant pathogen, Bipolaris sorokiniana, reveals the presence of a highly stable GH7 endoglucanase

    Bipolaris sorokiniana is a filamentous fungus that causes spot blotch disease in cereals like wheat and has severe economic consequences. However, information on the identities and rol...

    Shritama Aich, Ravi K. Singh, Pritha Kundu, Shree P. Pandey and Supratim Datta

    Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:135

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  6. Research

    Integrated analysis of 454 and Illumina transcriptomic sequencing characterizes carbon flux and energy source for fatty acid synthesis in developing Lindera glauca fruits for woody biodiesel

    Lindera glauca fruit with high quality and quantity of oil has emerged as a novel potential source of biodiesel in China, but the molecular regulatory mechanism of carbon flux and ener...

    Zixin Lin, Jiyong An, Jia Wang, Jun Niu, Chao Ma, Libing Wang, Guanshen Yuan, Lingling Shi, Lili Liu, Jinsong Zhang, Zhixiang Zhang, Ji Qi and Shanzhi Lin

    Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:134

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  7. Research

    Improving the thermostability of a fungal GH11 xylanase via site-directed mutagenesis guided by sequence and structural analysis

    Xylanases have been widely employed in many industrial processes, and thermophilic xylanases are in great demand for meeting the high-temperature requirements of biotechnological treatments. In this work, we a...

    Nanyu Han, Huabiao Miao, Junmei Ding, Junjun Li, Yuelin Mu, Junpei Zhou and Zunxi Huang

    Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:133

    Published on: 23 May 2017

  8. Research

    Conferring cellulose-degrading ability to Yarrowia lipolytica to facilitate a consolidated bioprocessing approach

    Yarrowia lipolytica, one of the most widely studied “nonconventional” oleaginous yeast species, is unable to grow on cellulose. Recently, we identified and overexpressed two endogenous...

    Zhong-peng Guo, Sophie Duquesne, Sophie Bozonnet, Gianluca Cioci, Jean-Marc Nicaud, Alain Marty and Michael Joseph O’Donohue

    Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:132

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  9. Research

    Efficient itaconic acid production from glycerol with Ustilago vetiveriae TZ1

    The family of Ustilaginaceae is known for their capability to naturally produce industrially valuable chemicals from different carbon sources. Recently, several Ustilaginaceae were reported to produce organic ...

    Thiemo Zambanini, Hamed Hosseinpour Tehrani, Elena Geiser, Dorothee Merker, Sarah Schleese, Judith Krabbe, Joerg M. Buescher, Guido Meurer, Nick Wierckx and Lars M. Blank

    Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:131

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  10. Research

    Enhanced biomethane production rate and yield from lignocellulosic ensiled forage ley by in situ anaerobic digestion treatment with endogenous cellulolytic enzymes

    Enzymatic treatment of lignocellulosic material for increased biogas production has so far focused on pretreatment methods. However, often combinations of enzymes and different physicochemical treatments are n...

    Jutta Speda, Mikaela A. Johansson, Anna Odnell and Martin Karlsson

    Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:129

    Published on: 16 May 2017

  11. Research

    Recombinant expression of thermostable processive MtEG5 endoglucanase and its synergism with MtLPMO from Myceliophthora thermophila during the hydrolysis of lignocellulosic substrates

    Filamentous fungi are among the most powerful cellulolytic organisms in terrestrial ecosystems. To perform the degradation of lignocellulosic substrates, these microorganisms employ both hydrolytic and oxidati...

    Anthi Karnaouri, Madhu Nair Muraleedharan, Maria Dimarogona, Evangelos Topakas, Ulrika Rova, Mats Sandgren and Paul Christakopoulos

    Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:126

    Published on: 15 May 2017

  12. Research

    Applications of microalgal biofilms for wastewater treatment and bioenergy production

    Microalgae have shown clear advantages for the production of biofuels compared with energy crops. Apart from their high growth rates and substantial lipid/triacylglycerol yields, microalgae can grow in wastewa...

    Ana F. Miranda, Narasimhan Ramkumar, Constandino Andriotis, Thorben Höltkemeier, Aneela Yasmin, Simone Rochfort, Donald Wlodkowic, Paul Morrison, Felicity Roddick, German Spangenberg, Banwari Lal, Sanjukta Subudhi and Aidyn Mouradov

    Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:120

    Published on: 10 May 2017

  13. Research

    Boosting LPMO-driven lignocellulose degradation by polyphenol oxidase-activated lignin building blocks

    Many fungi boost the deconstruction of lignocellulosic plant biomass via oxidation using lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs). The application of LPMOs is expected to contribute to ecologically friendly...

    Matthias Frommhagen, Sumanth Kumar Mutte, Adrie H. Westphal, Martijn J. Koetsier, Sandra W. A. Hinz, Jaap Visser, Jean-Paul Vincken, Dolf Weijers, Willem J. H. van Berkel, Harry Gruppen and Mirjam A. Kabel

    Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:121

    Published on: 10 May 2017

  14. Research

    Strategies for improved isopropanol–butanol production by a Clostridium strain from glucose and hemicellulose through consolidated bioprocessing

    High cost of traditional substrates and formation of by-products (such as acetone and ethanol) in acetone–butanol–ethanol (ABE) fermentation hindered the large-scale production of biobutanol. Here, we comprehe...

    Fengxue Xin, Tianpeng Chen, Yujiang Jiang, Weiliang Dong, Wenming Zhang, Min Zhang, Hao Wu, Jiangfeng Ma and Min Jiang

    Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:118

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  15. Commentary

    H2 production pathways in nutrient-replete mixotrophic Chlamydomonas cultures under low light. Response to the commentary article “On the pathways feeding the H2 production process in nutrient-replete, hypoxic conditions,” by Alberto Scoma and Szilvia Z. Tóth

    A recent Commentary article entitled “On the pathways feeding the H2 production process in nutrient-replete, hypoxic conditions” by Dr. Scoma and Dr. Tóth, Biotechnology for Biofuels (2017), opened a very interes...

    David González-Ballester, Jose Luis Jurado-Oller, Aurora Galván, Emilio Fernández and Alexandra Dubini

    Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:117

    Published on: 5 May 2017

  16. Commentary

    On the pathways feeding the H2 production process in nutrient-replete, hypoxic conditions. Commentary on the article “Low oxygen levels contribute to improve photohydrogen production in mixotrophic non-stressed Chlamydomonas cultures”, by Jurado-Oller et al., Biotechnology for Biofuels, published September 7, 2015; 8:149

    Under low O2 concentration (hypoxia) and low light, Chlamydomonas cells can produce H2 gas in nutrient-replete conditions. This process is hindered by the presence of O2, which inactivates the [FeFe]-hydrogenase ...

    Alberto Scoma and Szilvia Z. Tóth

    Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:116

    Published on: 4 May 2017

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