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  1. Biogenic hydrocarbons (biohydrocarbons) are broadly accepted to be the ideal ‘drop-in’ biofuel alternative to petroleum-based fuels due to their highly similar chemical composition and physical characteristics...

    Authors: Jinyong Yan, Yi Liu, Cong Wang, Bingnan Han and Shengying Li
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:34
  2. Fermentation of bioethanol using lignocellulosic biomass as a raw material provides a sustainable alternative to current biofuel production methods by utilising waste food streams as raw material. Before ligno...

    Authors: Sarah J Field, Peter Ryden, David Wilson, Stephen A James, Ian N Roberts, David J Richardson, Keith W Waldron and Thomas A Clarke
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:33
  3. During the final phases of bioethanol fermentation, yeast cells face high ethanol concentrations. This stress results in slower or arrested fermentations and limits ethanol production. Novel Saccharomyces cerevis...

    Authors: Tim Snoek, Martina Picca Nicolino, Stefanie Van den Bremt, Stijn Mertens, Veerle Saels, Alex Verplaetse, Jan Steensels and Kevin J Verstrepen
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:32
  4. Glycerol generated during renewable fuel production processes is potentially an attractive substrate for the production of value-added materials by fermentation. An engineered strain MITXM-61 of the oleaginous...

    Authors: Kazuhiko Kurosawa, Andreas Radek, Jens K Plassmeier and Anthony J Sinskey
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:31
  5. Hypocrea jecorina is the sexual form of the industrial workhorse fungus Trichoderma reesei that secretes cellulases and hemicellulases to degrade lignocellulosic biomass into simple sugars, suc...

    Authors: Yu-Chien Chuang, Wan-Chen Li, Chia-Ling Chen, Paul Wei-Che Hsu, Shu-Yun Tung, Hsiao-Che Kuo, Monika Schmoll and Ting-Fang Wang
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:30
  6. Siberian apricot (Prunus sibirica L.) has emerged as a novel potential source of biodiesel in China, but the molecular regulatory mechanism of oil accumulation in Siberian apricot seed kernels (SASK) is still unk...

    Authors: Jun Niu, Jiyong An, Libing Wang, Chengliang Fang, Denglong Ha, Chengyu Fu, Lin Qiu, Haiyan Yu, Haiyan Zhao, Xinyu Hou, Zheng Xiang, Sufan Zhou, Zhixiang Zhang, Xinyi Feng and Shanzhi Lin
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:29
  7. Diatoms are an ecologically relevant group of microalgae that are not commonly considered for bio-oil production even if they are responsible for massive blooms at sea. Seventeen diatom species were screened f...

    Authors: Giuliana d’Ippolito, Angela Sardo, Debora Paris, Filomena Monica Vella, Maria Grazia Adelfi, Pierpaolo Botte, Carmela Gallo and Angelo Fontana
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:28
  8. Molecular hydrogen, given its pollution-free combustion, has great potential to replace fossil fuels in future transportation and energy production. However, current industrial hydrogen production processes, s...

    Authors: Magdalena Calusinska, Christopher Hamilton, Pieter Monsieurs, Gregory Mathy, Natalie Leys, Fabrice Franck, Bernard Joris, Philippe Thonart, Serge Hiligsmann and Annick Wilmotte
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:27
  9. Acid hydrolysis is a popular pretreatment for removing hemicellulose from lignocelluloses in order to produce a digestible substrate for enzymatic saccharification. In this work, a novel model for the dilute a...

    Authors: Ava A Greenwood, Troy W Farrell, Zhanying Zhang and Ian M O’Hara
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:26
  10. Chlorophyte microalgae have a cell wall containing a large quantity of cellulose Iα with a triclinic unit cell hydrogen-bonding pattern that is more susceptible to hydrolysis than that of the cellulose Iβ polymor...

    Authors: Marcoaurélio Almenara Rodrigues, Ricardo Sposina Sobral Teixeira, Viridiana Santana Ferreira-Leitão and Elba Pinto da Silva Bon
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:25
  11. The microalgal-based industries are facing a number of important challenges that in turn affect their economic viability. Arguably the most important of these are associated with the high costs of harvesting a...

    Authors: Nazim Muradov, Mohamed Taha, Ana F Miranda, Digby Wrede, Krishna Kadali, Amit Gujar, Trevor Stevenson, Andrew S Ball and Aidyn Mouradov
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:24
  12. Pretreatments are a prerequisite for enzymatic hydrolysis of biomass and production of ethanol. They are considered to open up the plant cell wall structure by altering, moving or solubilizing lignin and hydro...

    Authors: Zara Merali, Samuel R A Collins, Adam Elliston, David R Wilson, Andres Käsper and Keith W Waldron
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:23
  13. Forest residue is one of the most cost-effective feedstock for biofuel production. It has relatively high bulk density and can be harvested year round, advantageous for reducing transportation cost and elimina...

    Authors: Jinlan Cheng, Shao-Yuan Leu, JY Zhu and Rolland Gleisner
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:22
  14. Crop residue is an abundant, low-cost plant biomass material available worldwide for use in the microbial production of enzymes, biofuels, and valuable chemicals. However, the diverse chemical composition and ...

    Authors: Bang Wang, Pengli Cai, Wenliang Sun, Jingen Li, Chaoguang Tian and Yanhe Ma
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:21
  15. The native ability of Clostridium thermocellum to rapidly consume cellulose and produce ethanol makes it a leading candidate for a consolidated bioprocessing (CBP) biofuel production strategy. C. thermocellum als...

    Authors: Ranjita Biswas, Tianyong Zheng, Daniel G Olson, Lee R Lynd and Adam M Guss
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:20
  16. Caldicellulosiruptor species have gained a reputation as being among the best microorganisms to produce hydrogen (H2) due to possession of a combination of appropriate features. However, due to...

    Authors: Sudhanshu S Pawar, Thitiwut Vongkumpeang, Carl Grey and Ed WJ van Niel
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:19
  17. Among the world’s continents, Africa has the highest incidence of food insecurity and poverty and the highest rates of population growth. Yet Africa also has the most arable land, the lowest crop yields, and b...

    Authors: Lee R Lynd, Mariam Sow, Annie FA Chimphango, Luis AB Cortez, Carlos H Brito Cruz, Mosad Elmissiry, Mark Laser, Ibrahim A Mayaki, Marcia AFD Moraes, Luiz AH Nogueira, Gideon M Wolfaardt, Jeremy Woods and Willem H van Zyl
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:18
  18. Ionic liquids (ILs) are considered as suitable candidates for lignocellulosic biomass pretreatment prior enzymatic saccharification and, obviously, for second-generation bioethanol production. However, several...

    Authors: Nasir Mehmood, Eric Husson, Cédric Jacquard, Sandra Wewetzer, Jochen Büchs, Catherine Sarazin and Isabelle Gosselin
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:17
  19. As one of the most abundant agricultural wastes, sugarcane bagasse is largely under-exploited, but it possesses a great potential for the biofuel, fermentation, and cellulosic biorefinery industries. It also p...

    Authors: Wuttichai Mhuantong, Varodom Charoensawan, Pattanop Kanokratana, Sithichoke Tangphatsornruang and Verawat Champreda
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:16
  20. Decomposition of biomass for biogas production can be practiced under wet and dry fermentation conditions. In contrast to the dry fermentation technology, wet fermentation is characterized by a high liquid con...

    Authors: Yvonne Stolze, Martha Zakrzewski, Irena Maus, Felix Eikmeyer, Sebastian Jaenicke, Nils Rottmann, Clemens Siebner, Alfred Pühler and Andreas Schlüter
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:14
  21. As an efficient disposal method of food waste, anaerobic digestion (AD) for biogas production is widely used. In order to understand the enhanced efficiency and stability of AD by appropriate amounts of ammoni...

    Authors: Haijia Su, Luo Liu, Shaojie Wang, Qingfeng Wang, Yixin Jiang, Xiaocong Hou and Tianwei Tan
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:13
  22. 1H low field nuclear magnetic resonance (LF-NMR) relaxometry has been suggested as a tool to distinguish between different molecular ensembles in complex systems with differential segmental or ...

    Authors: Paula Berman, Nitzan Meiri, Luiz Alberto Colnago, Tiago Bueno Moraes, Charles Linder, Ofer Levi, Yisrael Parmet, Michael Saunders and Zeev Wiesman
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:12
  23. In an attempt to reduce environmental loading during ethanol production from cellulosic plant biomass, we have previously proposed an on-site solid state fermentation (SSF) method for producing ethanol from wh...

    Authors: Mitsuo Horita, Hiroko Kitamoto, Tetsuo Kawaide, Yasuhiro Tachibana and Yukiko Shinozaki
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:9
  24. Photoautotrophic microalgae are a promising avenue for sustained biodiesel production, but are compromised by low yields of biomass and lipids at present. We are developing a chemical approach to improve micro...

    Authors: Ali Parsaeimehr, Zhilan Sun, Xiao Dou and Yi-Feng Chen
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:11
  25. Natural bacterial consortia are considered a promising solution for one-step production of ethanol from lignocellulose because of their adaptation to a wide range of natural lignocellulosic substrates and thei...

    Authors: Ran Du, Jianbin Yan, Shizhong Li, Lei Zhang, Sandra Zhang, Jihong Li, Gang Zhao and Panlu Qi
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:10
  26. Integrating hydrogen-producing bacteria with complementary capabilities, dark-fermentative bacteria (DFB) and photo-fermentative bacteria (PFB), is a promising way to completely recover bioenergy from waste bi...

    Authors: Bing-Feng Liu, Guo-Jun Xie, Rui-Qing Wang, De-Feng Xing, Jie Ding, Xu Zhou, Hong-Yu Ren, Chao Ma and Nan-Qi Ren
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:8
  27. Acetylation of the xylan backbone restricts the hydrolysis of plant poly- and oligosaccharides by hemicellulolytic enzyme preparations to constituent monosaccharides. The positional preferences and deacetylati...

    Authors: Klaus G Neumüller, Adriana Carvalho de Souza, Jozef HJ van Rijn, Hugo Streekstra, Harry Gruppen and Henk A Schols
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:7
  28. Environmental crisis and concerns for energy security have made the research for renewable fuels that will substitute the usage of fossil fuels an important priority. Biodiesel is a potential substitute for pe...

    Authors: Leonidas Matsakas, Nemailla Bonturi, Everson Alves Miranda, Ulrika Rova and Paul Christakopoulos
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:6
  29. Development of efficient methods for production of renewable fuels from lignocellulosic biomass is necessary to maximize yields and reduce operating costs. One of the main challenges to industrial application ...

    Authors: Evan Michael Visser, Tiago Ferreira Leal, Maíra Nicolau de Almeida and Valéria Monteze Guimarães
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:5
  30. Microalgal oil is a promising alternative feedstock for biodiesel fuel (BDF). Mixotrophic cultivation with glycerol, the primary byproduct of BDF production, may be used to optimize BDF production. This strate...

    Authors: Masaki Muto, Masayoshi Tanaka, Yue Liang, Tomoko Yoshino, Mitsufumi Matsumoto and Tsuyoshi Tanaka
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:4
  31. The microbial community in a biogas reactor greatly influences the process performance. However, only the effects of deterministic factors (such as temperature and hydraulic retention time (HRT)) on the microb...

    Authors: Gang Luo, Davide De Francisci, Panagiotis G Kougias, Treu Laura, Xinyu Zhu and Irini Angelidaki
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:3
  32. High-throughput (HTP) screening is becoming an increasingly useful tool for collating biological data which would otherwise require the employment of excessive resources. Second generation biofuel production i...

    Authors: Adam Elliston, Ian P Wood, Marie J Soucouri, Rachelle J Tantale, Jo Dicks, Ian N Roberts and Keith W Waldron
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:2
  33. The fermentation inhibition of yeast or bacteria by lignocellulose-derived degradation products, during hexose/pentose co-fermentation, is a major bottleneck for cost-effective lignocellulosic biorefineries. T...

    Authors: Xiaoyu Tang, Leonardo da Costa Sousa, Mingjie Jin, Shishir PS Chundawat, Charles Kevin Chambliss, Ming W Lau, Zeyi Xiao, Bruce E Dale and Venkatesh Balan
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:1
  34. Solid-state anaerobic digestion (SS-AD) was initially adopted for the treatment of municipal solid waste. Recently, SS-AD has been increasingly applied to treat lignocellulosic biomass, such as agricultural an...

    Authors: Yiqing Yao, Yang Luo, Tian Li, Yingxue Yang, Hongmei Sheng, Nolan Virgo, Yun Xiang, Yuan Song, Hua Zhang and Lizhe An
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 7:160
  35. A key barrier that limits the full potential of biological processes to create new, sustainable materials and fuels from plant fibre is limited enzyme accessibility to polysaccharides and lignin that character...

    Authors: Dragica Jeremic, Robyn E Goacher, Ruoyu Yan, Chithra Karunakaran and Emma R Master
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:496
  36. New lignocellulolytic enzymes are needed that maintain optimal activity under the harsh conditions present during industrial enzymatic deconstruction of biomass, including high temperatures, the absence of fre...

    Authors: Christopher W Simmons, Amitha P Reddy, Patrik D’haeseleer, Jane Khudyakov, Konstantinos Billis, Amrita Pati, Blake A Simmons, Steven W Singer, Michael P Thelen and Jean S VanderGheynst
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:495
  37. Reducing the cost of producing cellulosic ethanol is essential for the industrialization of biorefinery. Several processes are currently under investigation, but few of these techniques are entirely satisfacto...

    Authors: Liming Zhang, Tingting You, Lu Zhang, Mingfei Li and Feng Xu
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:494
  38. To ensure reliable sources of energy and raw materials, the utilization of sustainable biomass has considerable advantages over petroleum-based energy sources. Photosynthetic algae have attracted attention as ...

    Authors: Tomohisa Hasunuma, Mami Matsuda, Youhei Senga, Shimpei Aikawa, Masakazu Toyoshima, Ginga Shimakawa, Chikahiro Miyake and Akihiko Kondo
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:493
  39. Biological hydrogen production from lignocellulosic biomass shows great potential as a promising alternative to conventional hydrogen production methods, such as electrolysis of water and coal gasification. Cu...

    Authors: Lei Zhao, Guang-Li Cao, Ai-Jie Wang, Hong-Yu Ren, Kun Zhang and Nan-Qi Ren
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:178
  40. The recalcitrance of softwood to enzymatic hydrolysis is one of the major bottlenecks hindering its profitable use as a raw material for platform sugars. In softwood, the guaiacyl-type lignin is especially pro...

    Authors: Ulla Moilanen, Miriam Kellock, Anikó Várnai, Martina Andberg and Liisa Viikari
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:177
  41. Microbial lipid production represents a potential alternative feedstock for the biofuel and oleochemical industries. Since Escherichia coli exhibits many genetic, technical, and biotechnological advantages over n...

    Authors: Santiago Comba, Martín Sabatini, Simón Menendez-Bravo, Ana Arabolaza and Hugo Gramajo
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:172
  42. Nitrogen starvation is known to cause drastic alterations in physiology and metabolism leading to the accumulation of lipid bodies in many microalgae, and it thus presents an important alternative for biofuel ...

    Authors: Luis Valledor, Takeshi Furuhashi, Luis Recuenco-Muñoz, Stefanie Wienkoop and Wolfram Weckwerth
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:171
  43. Non-productive binding of enzymes to lignin is thought to impede the saccharification efficiency of pretreated lignocellulosic biomass to fermentable sugars. Due to a lack of suitable analytical techniques tha...

    Authors: Dahai Gao, Carolyn Haarmeyer, Venkatesh Balan, Timothy A Whitehead, Bruce E Dale and Shishir PS Chundawat
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:175
  44. The filamentous fungus Trichoderma reesei is the main industrial cellulolytic enzyme producer. Several strains have been developed in the past using random mutagenesis, and despite impressive performance enhancem...

    Authors: Dante Poggi-Parodi, Frédérique Bidard, Aurélie Pirayre, Thomas Portnoy, Corinne Blugeon, Bernhard Seiboth, Christian P Kubicek, Stéphane Le Crom and Antoine Margeot
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:173
  45. N-acetyl-β-D-glucosamine (GlcNAc) is widely used as a valuable pharmacological agent and a functional food additive. The traditional chemical process for GlcNAc production has some problems such as high product.....

    Authors: Xing Fu, Qiaojuan Yan, Shaoqing Yang, Xinbin Yang, Yu Guo and Zhengqiang Jiang
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:174
  46. Oleaginous microorganisms, such as bacterium, yeast and algal species, can represent an alternative oil source for biodiesel production. The composition of their accumulated lipid is similar to the lipid of an...

    Authors: Julien Cescut, Luc Fillaudeau, Carole Molina-Jouve and Jean-Louis Uribelarrea
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:164
  47. Flow sheet options for integrating ethanol production from spent sulfite liquor (SSL) into the acid-based sulfite pulping process at the Sappi Saiccor mill (Umkomaas, South Africa) were investigated, including...

    Authors: Abdul M Petersen, Kate Haigh and Johann F Görgens
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:169
  48. Simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF) is a promising process for bioconversion of lignocellulosic biomass. High glucan loading for hydrolysis and fermentation is an efficient approach to reduce ...

    Authors: Zhi-Hua Liu, Lei Qin, Jia-Qing Zhu, Bing-Zhi Li and Ying-Jin Yuan
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:167
  49. The efficient conversion of lignocellulosic feedstocks remains a key step in the commercialization of biofuels. One of the barriers to cost-effective conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to sugars remains the...

    Authors: Roman Brunecky, Sarah E Hobdey, Larry E Taylor, Ling Tao, Melvin P Tucker, Michael E Himmel and Stephen R Decker
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:170