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  1. Content type: Research

    Recent studies have suggested that addition of electrically conductive biochar particles is an effective strategy to improve the methanogenic conversion of waste organic substrates, by promoting syntrophic ass...

    Authors: Carolina Cruz Viggi, Serena Simonetti, Enza Palma, Pamela Pagliaccia, Camilla Braguglia, Stefano Fazi, Silvia Baronti, Maria Assunta Navarra, Ida Pettiti, Christin Koch, Falk Harnisch and Federico Aulenta

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:303

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    Food waste is a large bio-resource that may be converted to biogas that can be used for heat and power production, or as transport fuel. We studied the anaerobic digestion of food waste in a staged digestion s...

    Authors: John Christian Gaby, Mirzaman Zamanzadeh and Svein Jarle Horn

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:302

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  3. Content type: Research

    Surfactants have attracted increasing interest for their capability to improve the enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass. Compared to chemical surfactants, biosurfactants have a broader prospect for ...

    Authors: Jiawen Liu, Ning Zhu, Jinshui Yang, Yi Yang, Ruonan Wang, Liang Liu and Hongli Yuan

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:301

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  4. Content type: Research

    As a major lignocellulosic biomass, which represented more than half of the world’s agricultural phytomass, crop residues have been considered as feedstock for biofuel production. However, large-scale applicat...

    Authors: Hui Wang, Kashif ur Rehman, Xiu Liu, Qinqin Yang, Longyu Zheng, Wu Li, Minmin Cai, Qing Li, Jibin Zhang and Ziniu Yu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:304

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  5. Content type: Review

    C2–C4 diols classically derived from fossil resource are very important bulk chemicals which have been used in a wide range of areas, including solvents, fuels, polymers, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. Produc...

    Authors: Ye Zhang, Dehua Liu and Zhen Chen

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:299

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  6. Content type: Research

    In this study, confocal Raman microspectroscopy was used to detect lipids in microalgae rapidly and non-destructively. Microalgae cells were cultured under nitrogen deficiency. The accumulation of lipids in Scene...

    Authors: Yongni Shao, Hui Fang, Hong Zhou, Qi Wang, Yiming Zhu and Yong He

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:300

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  7. Content type: Research

    A recently constructed cellulolytic Yarrowia lipolytica is able to grow efficiently on an industrial organosolv cellulose pulp, but shows limited ability to degrade crystalline cellulose. In this work, we have fu...

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

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:298

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  8. Content type: Research

    Isoprene as the feedstock can be used to produce renewable energy fuels, providing an alternative to replace the rapidly depleting fossil fuels. However, traditional method for isoprene production could not me...

    Authors: Sumeng Wang, Zhaobao Wang, Yongchao Wang, Qingjuan Nie, Xiaohua Yi, Wei Ge, Jianming Yang and Mo Xian

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:297

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  9. Content type: Research

    In their quest for sustainable development and effective management of greenhouse gas emissions, our societies pursue a shift away from fossil-based resources towards renewable resources. With 95% of our curre...

    Authors: Katharina Anna Lindlbauer, Hans Marx and Michael Sauer

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:295

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  10. Content type: Research

    New biorefinery concepts are necessary to drive industrial use of lignocellulose biomass components. Xylan recovery before enzymatic hydrolysis of the glucan component is a way to add value to the hemicellulos...

    Authors: Daniele Sporck, Felipe A. M. Reinoso, Jorge Rencoret, Ana Gutiérrez, José C. del Rio, André Ferraz and Adriane M. F. Milagres

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:296

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  11. Content type: Research

    The genetic modification of plant cell walls has been considered to reduce lignocellulose recalcitrance in bioenergy crops. As a result, it is important to develop a precise and rapid assay for the major wall ...

    Authors: Jiangfeng Huang, Ying Li, Yanting Wang, Yuanyuan Chen, Mingyong Liu, Youmei Wang, Ran Zhang, Shiguang Zhou, Jingyang Li, Yuanyuan Tu, Bo Hao, Liangcai Peng and Tao Xia

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:294

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  12. Content type: Research

    Lignocellulosic biomass will progressively become the main source of carbon for a number of products as the Earth’s oil reservoirs disappear. Technology for conversion of wood fiber into bioproducts (wood bior...

    Authors: Pierre-Louis Bombeck, Vinay Khatri, Fatma Meddeb-Mouelhi, Daniel Montplaisir, Aurore Richel and Marc Beauregard

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:293

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    The efficiency of cellulolytic enzymes is important in industrial biorefinery processes, including biofuel production. Chemical methods, such as alkali pretreatment, have been extensively studied and demonstra...

    Authors: Kiyota Sakai, Saki Kojiya, Junya Kamijo, Yuta Tanaka, Kenta Tanaka, Masahiro Maebayashi, Jun-Seok Oh, Masafumi Ito, Masaru Hori, Motoyuki Shimizu and Masashi Kato

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:290

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  14. Content type: Research

    Tobacco is widely planted as an important nonfood economic crop throughout the world, and large amounts of tobacco wastes are generated during the tobacco manufacturing process. Tobacco and its wastes contain ...

    Authors: Wenjun Yu, Rongshui Wang, Huili Li, Jiyu Liang, Yuanyuan Wang, Haiyan Huang, Huijun Xie and Shuning Wang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:288

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  15. Content type: Research

    High temperature inhibits cell growth and ethanol fermentation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. As a complex phenotype, thermotolerance usually involves synergistic actions of many genes, thereby being difficult to e...

    Authors: Pengsong Li, Xiaofen Fu, Lei Zhang, Zhiyu Zhang, Jihong Li and Shizhong Li

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:289

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  16. Content type: Correction

    The authors noticed an accidental calculation error existing in Fig. 4C of this article [1]. The given velocities of the GAT-1 transporter (in this figure only) were mistakenly listed 50-fold too high. Based on t...

    Authors: J. Philipp Benz, Ryan J. Protzko, Jonas M. S. Andrich, Stefan Bauer, John E. Dueber and Chris R. Somerville

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:287

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    The original article was published in Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:20

  17. Content type: Research

    Efficient deconstruction and bioconversion of solids at high mass loadings is necessary to produce industrially relevant titers of biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass. To date, only a few studies have invest...

    Authors: Tobin J. Verbeke, Gabriela M. Garcia and James G. Elkins

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:233

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  18. Content type: Review

    Xylans are the most abundant noncellulosic polysaccharides in lignified secondary cell walls of woody dicots and in both primary and secondary cell walls of grasses. These polysaccharides, which comprise 20–35...

    Authors: Peter J. Smith, Hsin-Tzu Wang, William S. York, Maria J. Peña and Breeanna R. Urbanowicz

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:286

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  19. Content type: Research

    Hydrothermal pretreatment using liquid hot water (LHW) is capable of substantially reducing the cell wall recalcitrance of lignocellulosic biomass. It enhances the saccharification of polysaccharides, particul...

    Authors: Mi Li, Shilin Cao, Xianzhi Meng, Michael Studer, Charles E. Wyman, Arthur J. Ragauskas and Yunqiao Pu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:237

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  20. Content type: Research

    Clostridium thermocellum is a promising microorganism for conversion of cellulosic biomass to biofuel, without added enzymes; however, the low ethanol titer produced by strains develop...

    Authors: Liang Tian, Skyler J. Perot, David Stevenson, Tyler Jacobson, Anthony A. Lanahan, Daniel Amador-Noguez, Daniel G. Olson and Lee R. Lynd

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:276

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  21. Content type: Commentary

    The DOE BioEnergy Science Center has operated as a virtual center with multiple partners for a decade targeting overcoming biomass recalcitrance. BESC has redefined biomass recalcitrance from an observable phe...

    Authors: Paul Gilna, Lee R. Lynd, Debra Mohnen, Mark F. Davis and Brian H. Davison

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:285

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