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  1. Content type: Research

    Due to the success of shale gas development in the US, the production cost of natural gas has been reduced significantly, which in turn has made methane (CH4), the major component of natural gas, a potential alte...

    Authors: Qiang Fei, Aaron W. Puri, Holly Smith, Nancy Dowe and Philip. T. Pienkos

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:129

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    Expanding biofuel markets are challenged by the need to meet future biofuel demands and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, while using domestically available feedstock sustainably. In the context of the sugar ...

    Authors: Thapelo Mokomele, Leonardo da Costa Sousa, Venkatesh Balan, Eugéne van Rensburg, Bruce E. Dale and Johann F. Görgens

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:127

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    Accumulation of storage compounds during seed development plays an important role in the life cycle of oilseed plants; these compounds provide carbon and energy resources to support the establishment of seedli...

    Authors: Yanli Guo, Yi Huang, Jie Gao, Yuanyuan Pu, Nan Wang, Wenyun Shen, Jing Wen, Bin Yi, Chaozhi Ma, Jinxing Tu, Tingdong Fu, Jitao Zou and Jinxiong Shen

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:124

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    Zymomonas mobilis is a natural ethanologen being developed and deployed as an industrial biofuel producer. To date, eight Z. mobilis strains have been completely sequenced and found to contain 2–8 native plasmids...

    Authors: Shihui Yang, Jessica M. Vera, Jeff Grass, Giannis Savvakis, Oleg V. Moskvin, Yongfu Yang, Sean J. McIlwain, Yucai Lyu, Irene Zinonos, Alexander S. Hebert, Joshua J. Coon, Donna M. Bates, Trey K. Sato, Steven D. Brown, Michael E. Himmel, Min Zhang…

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:125

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  5. Content type: Research

    Hydrogen photoproduction from green microalgae is regarded as a promising alternative solution for energy problems. However, the simultaneous oxygen evolution from microalgae can prevent continuous hydrogen pr...

    Authors: Yuting Wang, Xiaoshan Zhuang, Meirong Chen, Zhiyong Zeng, Xiaoqi Cai, Hui Li and Zhangli Hu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:126

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    In the last years, the most outstanding trend for obtaining high added-value components and second-generation (2G) biofuels consisted on exploitation of plant biomass. But recently, 3G biofuels, based in algae...

    Authors: Juan Antonio Méndez-Líter, Laura Isabel de Eugenio, Alicia Prieto and María Jesús Martínez

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:123

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  7. Content type: Research

    Genetic engineering of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) for reduced cell wall recalcitrance and improved biofuel production has been a long pursued goal. Up to now, constitutive promoters have been used to direc...

    Authors: Wusheng Liu, Mitra Mazarei, Rongjian Ye, Yanhui Peng, Yuanhua Shao, Holly L. Baxter, Robert W. Sykes, Geoffrey B. Turner, Mark F. Davis, Zeng-Yu Wang, Richard A. Dixon and C. Neal Stewart Jr.

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:122

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  8. Content type: Research

    Although anaerobic digestion for biogas production is used worldwide in treatment processes to recover energy from carbon-rich waste such as cellulosic biomass, the activities and interactions among the microb...

    Authors: Yangyang Jia, Siu-Kin Ng, Hongyuan Lu, Mingwei Cai and Patrick K. H. Lee

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:117

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  9. Content type: Research

    Bioelectrochemical systems (BESs) harness electrons from microbial respiration to generate power or chemical products from a variety of organic feedstocks, including lignocellulosic biomass, fermentation bypro...

    Authors: Jeremy F. Chignell, Susan K. De Long and Kenneth F. Reardon

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:121

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  10. Content type: Research

    Improving ethanol concentration and reducing enzyme dosage are main challenges in bioethanol refinery from lignocellulosic biomass. Ethylenediamine (EDA) pretreatment is a novel method to improve enzymatic dig...

    Authors: Lei Qin, Xiong Zhao, Wen-Chao Li, Jia-Qing Zhu, Li Liu, Bing-Zhi Li and Ying-Jin Yuan

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:118

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  11. Content type: Methodology

    Lipid-specific live cell dyes are an important tool for the study of algal lipid metabolism, the monitoring of lipid production, and the identification of algal strains with high lipid yields. Nile Red and BOD...

    Authors: Seddik Harchouni, Ben Field and Benoît Menand

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:120

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  12. Content type: Research

    Extractive fermentation with the removal of carboxylic acid requires low pH conditions because acids are better partitioned into the solvent phase at low pH values. However, this requirement conflicts with the...

    Authors: Jaesung Chun, Okkyoung Choi and Byoung-In Sang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:119

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  13. Content type: Research

    Anaerobic digestion, whose final products are methane and carbon dioxide, ensures energy flow and circulation of matter in ecosystems. This naturally occurring process is used for the production of renewable e...

    Authors: Anna Detman, Damian Mielecki, Łukasz Pleśniak, Michał Bucha, Marek Janiga, Irena Matyasik, Aleksandra Chojnacka, Mariusz-Orion Jędrysek, Mieczysław K. Błaszczyk and Anna Sikora

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:116

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  14. Content type: Research

    Galactoglucomannan (GGM) is the most abundant hemicellulose in softwood, and consists of a backbone of mannose and glucose units, decorated with galactose and acetyl moieties. GGM can be hydrolyzed into fermen...

    Authors: Jenny Arnling Bååth, Antonio Martínez-Abad, Jennie Berglund, Johan Larsbrink, Francisco Vilaplana and Lisbeth Olsson

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:114

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  15. Content type: Research

    Evolution of complex phenotypes in cells requires simultaneously tuning expression of large amounts of genes, which can be achieved by reprograming global transcription. Lipophilicity is an important complex t...

    Authors: Man Wang, Guan-Nan Liu, Hong Liu, Lu Zhang, Bing-Zhi Li, Xia Li, Duo Liu and Ying-Jin Yuan

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:115

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  16. Content type: Research

    The isolation of atrazine-degrading microorganisms with specific characteristics is fundamental for bioaugmenting the treatment of wastewater containing atrazine. However, studies describing the specific featu...

    Authors: Xinyue Zhao, Li Wang, Fang Ma and Jixian Yang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:113

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  17. Content type: Research

    Metabolism of carbon bound in wheat arabinoxylan (WAX) polysaccharides by bacteria requires a number of glycoside hydrolases active toward different bonds between sugars and other molecules. Alicyclobacillus acid...

    Authors: Brady D. Lee, William A. Apel, Peter P. Sheridan and Linda C. DeVeaux

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:110

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  18. Content type: Research

    In spite of the continuous efforts and investments in the last decades, lignocellulosic ethanol is still not economically competitive with fossil fuels. Optimization is still required in different parts of the...

    Authors: Daniel Gomes, Miguel Gama and Lucília Domingues

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:111

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  19. Content type: Research

    The recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains that acquired the ability to utilize xylose through metabolic and evolutionary engineering exhibit good performance when xylose is the sole carbon source in the me...

    Authors: Shan Wei, Yanan Liu, Meiling Wu, Tiantai Ma, Xiangzheng Bai, Jin Hou, Yu Shen and Xiaoming Bao

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:112

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  20. Content type: Research

    Nowadays, the vast majority of chemicals are either synthesised from fossil fuels or are extracted from agricultural commodities. However, these production approaches are not environmentally and economically s...

    Authors: Corine Orline Nzeteu, Anna Christine Trego, Florence Abram and Vincent O’Flaherty

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:108

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  21. Content type: Correction

    The original version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake in the author’s group. The given name of “Hua Zhou”, was mispelled as “Huan Zhou”. The coauthor name is corrected with this erratum [1].

    Authors: Hua Zhou, Liuyang Wang and Yun Liu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:109

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    The original article was published in Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:16

  22. Content type: Research

    Biodiesel is a valuable renewable fuel made from derivatized fatty acids produced in plants, animals, and oleaginous microbes. Of the latter, yeasts are of special interest due to their wide use in biotechnolo...

    Authors: Kamila Kochan, Huadong Peng, Bayden R. Wood and Victoria S. Haritos

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:106

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  23. Content type: Research

    Acetic acid, generated from the pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass, is a significant obstacle for lignocellulosic ethanol production. Reactive oxidative species (ROS)-mediated cell damage is one of import...

    Authors: Shuo Pan, Bin Jia, Hong Liu, Zhen Wang, Meng-Zhe Chai, Ming-Zhu Ding, Xiao Zhou, Xia Li, Chun Li, Bing-Zhi Li and Ying-Jin Yuan

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:107

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  24. Content type: Research

    Cellulose accessibility to cellulases (CAC) is a direct factor determining the enzymatic digestibility of lignocellulosic cellulose. Improving CAC by pretreatment is a prerequisite step for the efficient relea...

    Authors: Tian Li, Nan Liu, Xianjin Ou, Xuebing Zhao, Feng Qi, Jianzhong Huang and Dehua Liu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:105

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  25. Content type: Research

    Using liquid digestate from the biogas industry as a medium to culture lipid-producing microalgae is considered mutually beneficial for digestate valorization and for reducing the cost of microalgal cultivatio...

    Authors: Yiqi Jiang, Xiaodong Pu, Dan Zheng, Tao Zhu, Shuang Wang, Liangwei Deng and Wenguo Wang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:101

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  26. Content type: Research

    Amelioration of biofuel feedstock of microalgae using sustainable means through synthetic ecology is a promising strategy. The co-cultivation model (Tetraselmis striata and Pelagibaca bermudensis) was evaluated f...

    Authors: Shailesh Kumar Patidar, Sae-Hee Kim, Jin Ho Kim, Jungsoo Park, Bum Soo Park and Myung-Soo Han

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:102

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:186

  27. Content type: Research

    Promoters regulate the expression of metabolic pathway genes to control the flux of metabolism. Therefore, fine-tuning of metabolic pathway gene expression requires an applicable promoter system. In this study...

    Authors: Hee Jin Hwang, Sang Yup Lee and Pyung Cheon Lee

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:103

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  28. Content type: Research

    Biobutanol production by clostridia via the acetone–butanol–ethanol (ABE) pathway is a promising future technology in bioenergetics , but identifying key regulatory mechanisms for this pathway is essential in ...

    Authors: Barbora Branska, Zora Pechacova, Jan Kolek, Maryna Vasylkivska and Petra Patakova

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:99

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  29. Content type: Retraction Note

    The authors are retracting this article because the biological materials were used and the experiments were conducted without proper authorization from the laboratory where these data were obtained [1].

    Authors: Chao Li, Zhongchao Gai, Kai Wang and Liping Jin

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:100

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    The original article was published in Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:235

  30. Content type: Research

    Clostridium (Ruminiclostridium) thermocellum is a model fermentative anaerobic thermophile being studied and engineered for consolidated bioprocessing of lignocellulosic feedstocks into fuels and chemicals. Engin...

    Authors: Jason M. Whitham, Ji-Won Moon, Miguel Rodriguez Jr., Nancy L. Engle, Dawn M. Klingeman, Thomas Rydzak, Malaney M. Abel, Timothy J. Tschaplinski, Adam M. Guss and Steven D. Brown

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:98

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  31. Content type: Research

    Polymalic acid (PMA) is a water-soluble biopolymer with many attractive properties for food and pharmaceutical applications mainly produced by the yeast-like fungus Aureobasidium pullulans. Acid hydrolysis of PMA...

    Authors: Jun Feng, Jing Yang, Wenwen Yang, Jie Chen, Min Jiang and Xiang Zou

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:94

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  32. Content type: Research

    Trichoderma reesei holds a high capacity for protein secretion and represents the most important cellulase producer in industry. However, the external signal sensing and intracellular signal transduction during c...

    Authors: Zhixing Wang, Ning An, Wenqiang Xu, Weixin Zhang, Xiangfeng Meng, Guanjun Chen and Weifeng Liu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:97

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  33. Content type: Research

    Succinate has been recognized as one of the most important bio-based building block chemicals due to its numerous potential applications. However, efficient methods for the production of succinate from lignoce...

    Authors: Yufeng Mao, Guiying Li, Zhishuai Chang, Ran Tao, Zhenzhen Cui, Zhiwen Wang, Ya-jie Tang, Tao Chen and Xueming Zhao

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:95

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  34. Content type: Research

    Cellulase adsorption to lignin is considered a cost barrier for bioethanol production; however, its detailed association mechanism is still not fully understood. In this study, two natural poplar variants with...

    Authors: Lan Yao, Chang Geun Yoo, Xianzhi Meng, Mi Li, Yunqiao Pu, Arthur J. Ragauskas and Haitao Yang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:96

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  35. Content type: Research

    High amounts of insoluble substrates exist in the traditional solid-state fermentation (SSF) system. The presence of these substrates complicates the determination of microbial biomass. Thus, enzyme activity i...

    Authors: Changzheng Wu, Feng Zhang, Lijun Li, Zhedong Jiang, Hui Ni and Anfeng Xiao

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:92

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  36. Content type: Research

    In the pursuit of sources of energy, biofuel pellet is emerging as a promising resource because of its easy storage and transport, and lower pollution to the environment. The composition of biomass has importa...

    Authors: Xuping Feng, Chenliang Yu, Xiaodan Liu, Yunfeng Chen, Hong Zhen, Kuichuan Sheng and Yong He

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:88

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  37. Content type: Research

    Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) is a model biofuel plant because of its high biomass, cellulose-richness, easy degradation to ethanol, and the availability of extensive genomic information. However, a little is...

    Authors: Chao Zhang, Xi Peng, Xiaofeng Guo, Gaijuan Tang, Fengli Sun, Shudong Liu and Yajun Xi

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:91

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  38. Content type: Research

    Yeast-based chemical production is an environmentally friendly alternative to petroleum-based production or processes that involve harsh chemicals. However, many potential alcohol biofuels, such as n-butanol, iso...

    Authors: Stephanie A. Davis López, Douglas Andrew Griffith, Brian Choi, Jamie H. D. Cate and Danielle Tullman-Ercek

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:90

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  39. Content type: Research

    As a versatile platform chemical, construction of microbial catalysts for free octanoic acid production from biorenewable feedstocks is a promising alternative to existing petroleum-based methods. However, the...

    Authors: Zaigao Tan, Jong Moon Yoon, Anupam Chowdhury, Kaitlin Burdick, Laura R. Jarboe, Costas D. Maranas and Jacqueline V. Shanks

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:87

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  40. Content type: Research

    Consolidated bioprocessing (CBP) has attracted increasing attention since it can accomplish hydrolytic enzymes production, lignocellulose degradation and microbial fermentation in one single step. Currently, b...

    Authors: Yujia Jiang, Dong Guo, Jiasheng Lu, Peter Dürre, Weiliang Dong, Wei Yan, Wenming Zhang, Jiangfeng Ma, Min Jiang and Fengxue Xin

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:89

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  41. Content type: Research

    Lignin is known to hinder efficient enzymatic conversion of lignocellulose in biorefining processes. In particular, nonproductive adsorption of cellulases onto lignin is considered a key mechanism to explain h...

    Authors: Demi T. Djajadi, Mads M. Jensen, Marlene Oliveira, Anders Jensen, Lisbeth G. Thygesen, Manuel Pinelo, Marianne Glasius, Henning Jørgensen and Anne S. Meyer

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:85

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  42. Content type: Research

    Compared with other general energy crops, microalgae are more compatible with desert conditions. In addition, microalgae cultivated in desert regions can be used to develop biodiesel. Therefore, screening oil-...

    Authors: Haijian Yang, Qiaoning He and Chunxiang Hu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:82

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  43. Content type: Research

    2,5-Furandicarboxylic acid is a renewable building block for the production of polyfurandicarboxylates, which are biodegradable polyesters expected to substitute their classical counterparts derived from fossi...

    Authors: Juan Carro, Elena Fernández-Fueyo, Carmen Fernández-Alonso, Javier Cañada, René Ullrich, Martin Hofrichter, Miguel Alcalde, Patricia Ferreira and Angel T. Martínez

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:86

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  44. Content type: Research

    Trichoderma reesei is a saprophytic fungus implicated in the degradation of polysaccharides present in the cell wall of plants. T. reesei has been recognized as the most important industrial fungus that secretes ...

    Authors: Karoline M. V. Nogueira, Renato Graciano de Paula, Amanda Cristina Campos Antoniêto, Thaila F. dos Reis, Cláudia Batista Carraro, Alinne Costa Silva, Fausto Almeida, Carem Gledes Vargas Rechia, Gustavo H. Goldman and Roberto N. Silva

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:84

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  45. Content type: Research

    The enzymatic conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into fermentable sugars is a promising approach for producing renewable fuels and chemicals. However, the cost and efficiency of the fungal enzyme cocktails ...

    Authors: Rafael da Gama Ferreira, Adriano Rodrigues Azzoni and Sindelia Freitas

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:81

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  46. Content type: Research

    Lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMO) release a spectrum of cleavage products from their polymeric substrates cellulose, hemicellulose, or chitin. The correct identification and quantitation of these rele...

    Authors: Erik Breslmayr, Marija Hanžek, Aoife Hanrahan, Christian Leitner, Roman Kittl, Božidar Šantek, Chris Oostenbrink and Roland Ludwig

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:79

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  47. Content type: Research

    Due to its capability to secrete large quantities of plant biomass degrading enzymes (PBDE), Trichoderma reesei is widely applied for industrial purposes. In nature, expression of PBDE is efficiently regulated in...

    Authors: Petra Till, Marion E. Pucher, Robert L. Mach and Astrid R. Mach-Aigner

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:78

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