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  1. Hydrothermal pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass such as rice straw can dissolve part of the lignin and hemicellulose into a liquid fraction, thus facilitating enzyme accessibility to cellulose in bioethan...

    Authors: Kengo Sasaki, Mami Okamoto, Tomokazu Shirai, Yota Tsuge, Hiroshi Teramura, Daisuke Sasaki, Hideo Kawaguchi, Tomohisa Hasunuma, Chiaki Ogino, Fumio Matsuda, Jun Kikuchi and Akihiko Kondo
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:88
  2. Only a fraction of the microbial species used for anaerobic digestion in biogas production plants are methanogenic archaea. We have analyzed the taxonomic profiles of eubacteria and archaea, a set of chemical ...

    Authors: Christian Abendroth, Cristina Vilanova, Thomas Günther, Olaf Luschnig and Manuel Porcar
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:87
  3. Production of fuels from the abundant and wasteful CO2 is a promising approach to reduce carbon emission and consumption of fossil fuels. Autotrophic microbes naturally assimilate CO2 using energy from light, hyd...

    Authors: Fuyu Gong, Guoxia Liu, Xiaoyun Zhai, Jie Zhou, Zhen Cai and Yin Li
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:86
  4. Complexity and high cost are the main limitations for high-throughput screening methods for the estimation of the sugar release from plant materials during bioethanol production. In addition, it is important t...

    Authors: Georgios Bekiaris, Jane Lindedam, Clément Peltre, Stephen R. Decker, Geoffrey B. Turner, Jakob Magid and Sander Bruun
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:85
  5. Consolidated bioprocessing (CBP) of butanol production from cellulosic biomass is a promising strategy for cost saving compared to other processes featuring dedicated cellulase production. CBP requires microbi...

    Authors: Zhenyu Wang, Guangli Cao, Ju Zheng, Defeng Fu, Jinzhu Song, Junzheng Zhang, Lei Zhao and Qian Yang
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:84
  6. Oil palm trunk (OPT) is a valuable bioresource for the biorefinery industry producing biofuels and biochemicals. It has the distinct feature of containing a large amount of starch, which, unlike cellulose, can...

    Authors: In-Yong Eom, Ju-Hyun Yu, Chan-Duck Jung and Kyung-Sik Hong
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:83
  7. Large-scale algal biofuel production has been limited, among other factors, by the availability of inorganic carbon in the culture medium at concentrations higher than achievable with atmospheric CO2. Life cycle ...

    Authors: Egan J Lohman, Robert D Gardner, Todd Pedersen, Brent M Peyton, Keith E Cooksey and Robin Gerlach
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:82
  8. Clostridium acetobutylicum is a model organism for both clostridial biology and solvent production. The organism is exposed to its own toxic metabolites butyrate and butanol, which tri...

    Authors: Keerthi P. Venkataramanan, Lie Min, Shuyu Hou, Shawn W. Jones, Matthew T. Ralston, Kelvin H. Lee and E. Terry Papoutsakis
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:81
  9. Microalgae have recently been attracting attention as a potential platform for the production of biofuels. Euglena gracilis, a unicellular phytoflagellate, has been proposed as an attractive feedstock to produce ...

    Authors: Takahisa Ogawa, Masahiro Tamoi, Ayako Kimura, Ayaka Mine, Harumi Sakuyama, Eriko Yoshida, Takanori Maruta, Kengo Suzuki, Takahiro Ishikawa and Shigeru Shigeoka
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:80
  10. Agave species can grow well in semi-arid marginal agricultural lands around the world. Selected Agave species are used largely for alcoholic beverage production in Mexico. There are expanding r...

    Authors: Jonathan R Mielenz, Miguel Rodriguez Jr, Olivia A Thompson, Xiaohan Yang and Hengfu Yin
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:79
  11. Rising CO2 concentration was reported to increase phytoplankton growth rate as well as lipid productivity. This has raised questions regarding the NADPH supply for high lipid synthesis as well as rapid growth of ...

    Authors: Songcui Wu, Aiyou Huang, Baoyu Zhang, Li Huan, Peipei Zhao, Apeng Lin and Guangce Wang
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:78
  12. Enzymatic removal of hemicellulose components such as xylan is an important factor for maintaining high glucose conversion from lignocelluloses subjected to low-severity pretreatment. Supplementation of xylana...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Inoue, Seiichiro Kishishita, Akio Kumagai, Misumi Kataoka, Tatsuya Fujii and Kazuhiko Ishikawa
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:77
  13. Lignocellulosic biomass has been investigated as a renewable non-food source for production of biofuels. A significant technical challenge to using lignocellulose is the presence of microbial growth inhibitors...

    Authors: Kazuhiko Kurosawa, Josephine Laser and Anthony J Sinskey
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:76
  14. The liberation of acetate from hemicellulose negatively impacts fermentations of cellulosic biomass, limiting the concentrations of substrate that can be effectively processed. Solvent-producing bacteria have ...

    Authors: A Joe Shaw, Bethany B Miller, Stephen R Rogers, William R Kenealy, Alex Meola, Ashwini Bhandiwad, W Ryan Sillers, Indraneel Shikhare, David A Hogsett and Christopher D Herring
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:75
  15. This investigation comprises a contribution on the production of a new generation biofuel using the industrial liquid waste of bioethanol distilleries, known as vinasse. This study focuses on the exploitation ...

    Authors: Katerina Lappa, Panagiotis Kandylis, Nikolaos Bastas, Stavros Klaoudatos, Nikolaos Athanasopoulos, Argyro Bekatorou, Maria Kanellaki and Athanasios A Koutinas
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:74
  16. Microalgae are potential sources of biofuels and high-value compounds. Mixotrophic conditions usually promote growth of microalgae. The pennate diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum, with its short life cycle, complet...

    Authors: Aiyou Huang, Lixia Liu, Chen Yang and Guangce Wang
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:73
  17. In cellulolytic fungi, induction and repression mechanisms synchronously regulate the synthesis of cellulolytic enzymes for accurate responses to carbon sources in the environment. Many proteins, particularly ...

    Authors: Guangshan Yao, Zhonghai Li, Liwei Gao, Ruimei Wu, Qinbiao Kan, Guodong Liu and Yinbo Qu
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:71
  18. Enzymes that degrade or modify polysaccharides are widespread in pro- and eukaryotes and have multiple biological roles and biotechnological applications. Recent advances in genome and secretome sequencing, to...

    Authors: Stjepan Krešimir Kračun, Julia Schückel, Bjørge Westereng, Lisbeth Garbrecht Thygesen, Rune Nygaard Monrad, Vincent G H Eijsink and William George Tycho Willats
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:70
  19. Though butanol is considered as a potential biofuel, its toxicity toward microorganisms is the main bottleneck for the biological butanol production. Recently, butanol-tolerant bacteria have been proposed as a...

    Authors: Manabu Kanno, Hideyuki Tamaki, Yasuo Mitani, Nobutada Kimura, Satoshi Hanada and Yoichi Kamagata
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:69
  20. Plant-based cellulose presents the best source of renewable sugars for biofuel production. However, the lignin associated with plant cellulose presents a hurdle as hydrolysis of this component leads to the pro...

    Authors: Siseon Lee, Jin Hyung Lee and Robert J Mitchell
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:68
  21. Trichoderma reesei represents an important workhorse for industrial production of cellulases as well as other proteins. The large-scale production is usually performed in a substrate-inducing m...

    Authors: Xinxing Lv, Fanglin Zheng, Chunyan Li, Weixin Zhang, Guanjun Chen and Weifeng Liu
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:67
  22. Lignocellulolytic fungal cells suffer endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress during lignocellulase synthesis; however, an understanding of this integrated process on a genome-wide scale remains poor. Here, we under...

    Authors: Feiyu Fan, Guoli Ma, Jingen Li, Qian Liu, Johan Philipp Benz, Chaoguang Tian and Yanhe Ma
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:66
  23. Microalgae provide an excellent platform for the production of high-value-products and are increasingly being recognised as a promising production system for biomass, animal feeds and renewable fuels.

    Authors: Khairul Adzfa Radzun, Juliane Wolf, Gisela Jakob, Eugene Zhang, Evan Stephens, Ian Ross and Ben Hankamer
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:65
  24. Landoltia punctata is a widely distributed duckweed species with great potential to accumulate enormous amounts of starch for bioethanol production. We found that L. punctata can accumulate sta...

    Authors: Yang Liu, Yang Fang, Mengjun Huang, Yanling Jin, Jiaolong Sun, Xiang Tao, Guohua Zhang, Kaize He, Yun Zhao and Hai Zhao
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:64
  25. Current large-scale pretreatment processes for lignocellulosic biomass are generally accompanied by the formation of toxic degradation products, such as 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), which inhibit cellulolyti...

    Authors: Daria Feldman, David J Kowbel, N Louise Glass, Oded Yarden and Yitzhak Hadar
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:63
  26. Solid bio-wastes (or organic residues) are worldwide produced in high amount and increasingly considered bioenergy containers rather than waste products. A complete bioprocess from recalcitrant solid wastes to...

    Authors: Haoyu Wang, Yu Tao, Margarida Temudo, Margot Schooneveld, Henk Bijl, Nanqi Ren, Monika Wolf, Cornelia Heine, Anne Foerster, Vincent Pelenc, Joris Kloek, Jules B van Lier and Merle de Kreuk
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:62
  27. Propane (C3H8) is a volatile hydrocarbon with highly favourable physicochemical properties as a fuel, in addition to existing global markets and infrastructure for storage, distribution and utilization in a wide ...

    Authors: Navya Menon, András Pásztor, Binuraj RK Menon, Pauli Kallio, Karl Fisher, M Kalim Akhtar, David Leys, Patrik R Jones and Nigel S Scrutton
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:61
  28. Lignocellulosic biomass is an abundant, renewable feedstock useful for the production of fuel-grade ethanol via the processing steps of pretreatment, enzyme hydrolysis, and microbial fermentation. Traditional ...

    Authors: Patricia J Slininger, Maureen A Shea-Andersh, Stephanie R Thompson, Bruce S Dien, Cletus P Kurtzman, Venkatesh Balan, Leonardo da Costa Sousa, Nirmal Uppugundla, Bruce E Dale and Michael A Cotta
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:60
  29. The growing concern regarding the use of agricultural land for the production of biomass for food/feed or energy is dictating the search for alternative biomass sources. Photosynthetic microorganisms grown on ...

    Authors: Roland Wirth, Gergely Lakatos, Gergely Maróti, Zoltán Bagi, János Minárovics, Katalin Nagy, Éva Kondorosi, Gábor Rákhely and Kornél L Kovács
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:59
  30. Duckweed is a novel aquatic bioenergy crop that is found ubiquitously throughout the world. Uniconazole plays an important role in improving crop production through the regulation of endogenous hormone levels....

    Authors: Yang Liu, Yang Fang, Mengjun Huang, Yanling Jin, Jiaolong Sun, Xiang Tao, Guohua Zhang, Kaize He, Yun Zhao and Hai Zhao
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:57
  31. The efficiency of enzymatic hydrolysis is reduced by the structural properties of cellulose. Although efforts have been made to explain the mechanism of enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose by considering the int...

    Authors: Ausra Peciulyte, Katarina Karlström, Per Tomas Larsson and Lisbeth Olsson
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:56
  32. Complete conversion of the major sugars of biomass including both the C5 and C6 sugars is critical for biofuel production processes. Several inhibitory compounds like acetate, hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), and fur...

    Authors: Ali Mohagheghi, Jeffrey G Linger, Shihui Yang, Holly Smith, Nancy Dowe, Min Zhang and Philip T Pienkos
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:55
  33. Laccases have potential applications in detoxification of lignocellulosic biomass after thermochemical pretreatment and production of value-added products or biofuels from renewable biomass. However, their app...

    Authors: Zemin Fang, Xiaoman Liu, Liyuan Chen, Yu Shen, Xuecheng Zhang, Wei Fang, Xiaotang Wang, Xiaoming Bao and Yazhong Xiao
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:54
  34. Identifying the genetic basis of complex microbial phenotypes is currently a major barrier to our understanding of multigenic traits and our ability to rationally design biocatalysts with highly specific attri...

    Authors: Dominic Pinel, David Colatriano, Heng Jiang, Hung Lee and Vincent JJ Martin
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:53
  35. Non-ionic surfactants such as polyethylene glycol (PEG) can increase the glucose yield obtained from enzymatic saccharification of lignocellulosic substrates. Various explanations behind this effect include th...

    Authors: Chia-wen C Hsieh, David Cannella, Henning Jørgensen, Claus Felby and Lisbeth G Thygesen
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:52
  36. The editors of Biotechnology for Biofuels would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 7 (2014).

    Authors: Michael E Himmel, James du Preez, Debra Mohnen and Charles Wyman
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:51
  37. Hardwood spent sulfite liquor (HSSL) is a by-product of acid sulfite pulping process that is rich in xylose, a monosaccharide that can be fermented to ethanol by Scheffersomyces stipitis. However, HSSL also conta...

    Authors: Susana R Pereira, Violeta Sànchez i Nogué, Cláudio J R Frazão, Luísa S Serafim, Marie F Gorwa-Grauslund and Ana M R B Xavier
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:50
  38. The ‘attached cultivation’ technique for microalgae production, combining the immobilized biofilm technology with proper light dilution strategies, has shown improved biomass production and photosynthetic effi...

    Authors: Junfeng Wang, Jinli Liu and Tianzhong Liu
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:49
  39. Marine microalgae are among the most promising lipid sources for biodiesel production because they can be grown on nonarable land without the use of potable water. Marine microalgae also harvest solar energy e...

    Authors: Shih-Hsin Ho, Akihito Nakanishi, Xiaoting Ye, Jo-Shu Chang, Chun-Yen Chen, Tomohisa Hasunuma and Akihiko Kondo
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:48
  40. High-temperature fermentation technology with thermotolerant microbes has been expected to reduce the cost of bioconversion of cellulosic biomass to fuels or chemicals. Thermotolerant Kluyveromyces marxianus poss...

    Authors: Noppon Lertwattanasakul, Tomoyuki Kosaka, Akira Hosoyama, Yutaka Suzuki, Nadchanok Rodrussamee, Minenosuke Matsutani, Masayuki Murata, Naoko Fujimoto, Suprayogi, Keiko Tsuchikane, Savitree Limtong, Nobuyuki Fujita and Mamoru Yamada
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:47
  41. Lignocellulosic ethanol has a high potential as renewable energy source. In recent years, much research effort has been spent to optimize parameters involved in the production process. Despite that, there is s...

    Authors: Vera Novy, Karin Longus and Bernd Nidetzky
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:46
  42. One of the primary industrial-scale cellulase producers is the ascomycete fungus, Hypocrea jecorina, which produces and secretes large quantities of diverse cellulolytic enzymes. Perhaps the single most important...

    Authors: Jeffrey G Linger, Larry E Taylor II, John O Baker, Todd Vander Wall, Sarah E Hobdey, Kara Podkaminer, Michael E Himmel and Stephen R Decker
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:45
  43. In the sugarcane industry, large amounts of lignocellulosic residues are generated, which includes bagasse, straw, and tops. The use of the whole sugarcane lignocellulosic biomass for the production of second-...

    Authors: Sandra Cerqueira Pereira, Larissa Maehara, Cristina Maria Monteiro Machado and Cristiane Sanchez Farinas
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:44
  44. Obtaining accurate chemical composition and reactivity (measures of carbohydrate release and yield) information for biomass feedstocks in a timely manner is necessary for the commercialization of biofuels. Our...

    Authors: Courtney E Payne and Edward J Wolfrum
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:43
  45. Microalgae are currently emerging as one of the most promising alternative sources for the next generation of food, feed, cosmetics and renewable energy in the form of biofuel. Microalgae constitute a diverse ...

    Authors: Judith Rumin, Hubert Bonnefond, Bruno Saint-Jean, Catherine Rouxel, Antoine Sciandra, Olivier Bernard, Jean-Paul Cadoret and Gaël Bougaran
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:42
  46. The inherent recalcitrance of woody bioenergy feedstocks is a major challenge for their use as a source of second-generation biofuel. Secondary cell walls that constitute the majority of hardwood biomass are r...

    Authors: Ajaya K Biswal, Zhangying Hao, Sivakumar Pattathil, Xiaohan Yang, Kim Winkeler, Cassandra Collins, Sushree S Mohanty, Elizabeth A Richardson, Ivana Gelineo-Albersheim, Kimberly Hunt, David Ryno, Robert W Sykes, Geoffrey B Turner, Angela Ziebell, Erica Gjersing, Wolfgang Lukowitz…
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:41
  47. The development of technological routes to convert lignocellulosic biomass to liquid fuels requires an in-depth understanding of the cell wall architecture of substrates. Essential pretreatment processes are c...

    Authors: Augusta Isaac, Vinicius Barboza, Federico Ivan Sket, José Roberto M D’Almeida, Luciano Andrey Montoro, André Hilger and Ingo Manke
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:40
  48. Many waste streams have a relatively high vegetable oil content, which is a potential resource that should be recovered. Microbial storage compound production for the recovery of lipids from lipid-water emulsi...

    Authors: Jelmer Tamis, Dimitry Y Sorokin, Yang Jiang, Mark C M van Loosdrecht and Robbert Kleerebezem
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:39