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  1. Consolidated bioprocessing (CBP) of lignocellulosic biomass to hydrogen offers great potential for lower cost and higher efficiency compared to processes featuring dedicated cellulase production. Current studi...

    Authors: Guang-Li Cao, Lei Zhao, Ai-Jie Wang, Zhen-Yu Wang and Nan-Qi Ren
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:82
  2. Sterols are vital structural and regulatory components in eukaryotic cells; however, their biosynthetic pathways and functional roles in microalgae remain poorly understood.

    Authors: Yandu Lu, Wenxu Zhou, Li Wei, Jing Li, Jing Jia, Fei Li, Steven M Smith and Jian Xu
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:81
  3. Clostridium thermocellum is a thermophilic anaerobic bacterium that degrades cellulose by using a highly effective cellulosome, a macromolecular complex consisting of multiple cellulose degrading enzymes organize...

    Authors: Wei Hong, Jie Zhang, Yingang Feng, Georg Mohr, Alan M Lambowitz, Gu-Zhen Cui, Ya-Jun Liu and Qiu Cui
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:80
  4. Biological fermentation routes can provide an environmentally friendly way of producing H2 since they use renewable biomass as feedstock and proceed under ambient temperature and pressure. In particular, photo-fe...

    Authors: Dong-Hoon Kim, Ji-Hye Lee, Seoktae Kang, Patrick C Hallenbeck, Eui-Jin Kim, Jeong K Lee and Mi-Sun Kim
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:79
  5. Furfural is a major growth inhibitor in lignocellulosic hydrolysates and improving furfural tolerance of microorganisms is critical for rapid and efficient fermentation of lignocellulosic biomass. In this stud...

    Authors: Han Xiao and Huimin Zhao
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:78
  6. Mixing is an energy demanding process which has been previously shown to affect enzymatic hydrolysis. Concentrated biomass slurries are associated with high and non-Newtonian viscosities and mixing in these sy...

    Authors: Adnan Kadić, Benny Palmqvist and Gunnar Lidén
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:77
  7. Pretreatment is a vital but expensive step in biomass biofuel production. Overall, most of this past effort has been directed at maximizing sugar yields from hemicellulose and cellulose through trials with dif...

    Authors: Lishi Yan, Libing Zhang and Bin Yang
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:76
  8. Switchgrass is an abundant and dedicated bioenergy feedstock, however its inherent recalcitrance is one of the economic hurdles for producing biofuels. The downregulation of the caffeic acid O-methyl transfera...

    Authors: Kelsey L Yee, Miguel Rodriguez Jr, Olivia A Thompson, Chunxiang Fu, Zeng-Yu Wang, Brian H Davison and Jonathan R Mielenz
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:75
  9. Biomass recalcitrance is affected by a number of chemical, physical and biological factors. In this study we looked into the differences in recalcitrance between two major anatomical fractions of wheat straw b...

    Authors: Heng Zhang, Lisbeth G Thygesen, Kell Mortensen, Zsófia Kádár, Jane Lindedam, Henning Jørgensen and Claus Felby
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:74
  10. The Rapid Bioconversion with Integrated recycle Technology (RaBIT) process reduces capital costs, processing times, and biocatalyst cost for biochemical conversion of cellulosic biomass to biofuels by reducing...

    Authors: Cory Sarks, Mingjie Jin, Trey K Sato, Venkatesh Balan and Bruce E Dale
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:73
  11. In a biorefinery producing cellulosic biofuels, biomass pretreatment will significantly influence the efficacy of enzymatic hydrolysis and microbial fermentation. Comparison of different biomass pretreatment t...

    Authors: Nirmal Uppugundla, Leonardo da Costa Sousa, Shishir PS Chundawat, Xiurong Yu, Blake Simmons, Seema Singh, Xiadi Gao, Rajeev Kumar, Charles E Wyman, Bruce E Dale and Venkatesh Balan
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:72
  12. Pretreatment is essential to realize high product yields from biological conversion of naturally recalcitrant cellulosic biomass, with thermochemical pretreatments often favored for cost and performance. In th...

    Authors: Xiadi Gao, Rajeev Kumar, Seema Singh, Blake A Simmons, Venkatesh Balan, Bruce E Dale and Charles E Wyman
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:71
  13. Many microalgae accumulate carbohydrates simultaneously with triacylglycerol (TAG) upon nitrogen starvation, and these products compete for photosynthetic products and metabolites from the central carbon metab...

    Authors: Guido Breuer, Lenny de Jaeger, ValentinP G Artus, Dirk E Martens, Jan Springer, René B Draaisma, Gerrit Eggink, René H Wijffels and Packo P Lamers
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:70
  14. Microalgae are a promising platform for producing neutral lipids, to be used in the application for biofuels or commodities in the feed and food industry. A very promising candidate is the oleaginous green mic...

    Authors: Lenny de Jaeger, Ruben EM Verbeek, René B Draaisma, Dirk E Martens, Jan Springer, Gerrit Eggink and René H Wijffels
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:69
  15. The potential biofuel plant Jatropha curcas L. is affected by larvae of Archips micaceanus (Walker), a moth of the family Tortricidae. The hybrid Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) δ-endotoxin protein Cry1Ab/1Ac confers...

    Authors: Keyu Gu, Huizhu Mao and Zhongchao Yin
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:68
  16. The industrially important yeast Blastobotrys (Arxula) adeninivorans is an asexual hemiascomycete phylogenetically very distant from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Its unusual metabolic flexibility allows it to use a ...

    Authors: Gotthard Kunze, Claude Gaillardin, Małgorzata Czernicka, Pascal Durrens, Tiphaine Martin, Erik Böer, Toni Gabaldón, Jose A Cruz, Emmanuel Talla, Christian Marck, André Goffeau, Valérie Barbe, Philippe Baret, Keith Baronian, Sebastian Beier, Claudine Bleykasten…
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:66
  17. Microbial bioconversion of photosynthetic biomass is a promising approach to the generation of biofuels and other bioproducts. However, rapid, high-yield, and simple processes are essential for successful appl...

    Authors: K Benedikt Möllers, David Cannella, Henning Jørgensen and Niels-Ulrik Frigaard
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:64
  18. Heavy usage of gasoline, burgeoning fuel prices, and environmental issues have paved the way for the exploration of cellulosic ethanol. Cellulosic ethanol production technologies are emerging and require conti...

    Authors: Anuj K Chandel, Felipe AF Antunes, Virgilio Anjos, Maria JV Bell, Leonarde N Rodrigues, Igor Polikarpov, Eduardo R de Azevedo, Oigres D Bernardinelli, Carlos A Rosa, Fernando C Pagnocca and Silvio S da Silva
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:63
  19. Globally, the development of a cost-effective long-term renewable energy infrastructure is one of the most challenging problems faced by society today. Microalgae are rich in potential biofuel substrates such ...

    Authors: Ganapathy Sivakumar, Kwangkook Jeong and Jackson O Lay Jr
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:62
  20. Although the system for producing yellow corn grain is well established in the US, its role among other biofeedstock alternatives to petroleum-based energy sources has to be balanced with its predominant purpo...

    Authors: Rita H Mumm, Peter D Goldsmith, Kent D Rausch and Hans H Stein
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:61
  21. The development of ‘energycane’ varieties of sugarcane is underway, targeting the use of both sugar juice and bagasse for ethanol production. The current study evaluated a selection of such ‘energycane’ cultiv...

    Authors: Yuda Benjamin, Maria P García-Aparicio and Johann F Görgens
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:60
  22. Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) are the best components for biodiesel when considering the low temperature fluidity and oxidative stability. However, biodiesel derived from vegetable oils or microbial lipi...

    Authors: Yujin Cao, Wei Liu, Xin Xu, Haibo Zhang, Jiming Wang and Mo Xian
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:59
  23. Rapid, real-time and label-free measurement of the cellular contents of biofuel molecules such as triacylglycerol (TAG) in populations at single-cell resolution are important for bioprocess control and underst...

    Authors: Tingting Wang, Yuetong Ji, Yun Wang, Jing Jia, Jing Li, Shi Huang, Danxiang Han, Qiang Hu, Wei E Huang and Jian Xu
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:58
  24. There is considerable interest in the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to liquid fuels to provide substitutes for fossil fuels. Pretreatments, conducted to reduce biomass recalcitrance, usually remove at ...

    Authors: Wei Wang, Xiaowen Chen, Bryon S Donohoe, Peter N Ciesielski, Rui Katahira, Erik M Kuhn, Kabindra Kafle, Christopher M Lee, Sunkyu Park, Seong H Kim, Melvin P Tucker, Michael E Himmel and David K Johnson
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:57
  25. Cyanobacteria are an attractive candidate for the production of biofuel because of their ability to capture carbon dioxide by photosynthesis and grow on non-arable land. However, because huge quantities of wat...

    Authors: Kotone Miyake, Koichi Abe, Stefano Ferri, Mitsuharu Nakajima, Mayumi Nakamura, Wataru Yoshida, Katsuhiro Kojima, Kazunori Ikebukuro and Koji Sode
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:56
  26. Lipase-catalyzed biotransformation of acylglycerides or fatty acids into biodiesel via immobilized enzymes or whole cell catalysts has been considered as one of the most promising methods to produce renewable ...

    Authors: Jinyong Yan, Xianliang Zheng, Lei Du and Shengying Li
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:55
  27. Economically feasible cellulosic ethanol production requires that the process can be operated at high solid loadings, which currently imparts technical challenges including inefficient mixing leading to heat a...

    Authors: Rakesh Koppram and Lisbeth Olsson
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:54
  28. Bioethanol production from biomass is becoming a hot topic internationally. Traditional static solid state fermentation (TS-SSF) for bioethanol production is similar to the traditional method of intermittent o...

    Authors: Hong-Zhang Chen, Zhi-Hua Liu and Shu-Hua Dai
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:53

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8:182

  29. Many different feedstocks are under consideration for the practical production of biofuels from lignocellulosic materials. The best choice under any particular combination of economic, agronomic, and environme...

    Authors: Dina Jabbour, Evan R Angelos, Achira Mukhopadhyay, Alec Womboldt, Melissa S Borrusch and Jonathan D Walton
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:52
  30. Furfural and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) are the degradation products of lignocellulose during pretreatment operations and significantly inhibit the consequent enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation processes...

    Authors: Hong Ran, Jian Zhang, Qiuqiang Gao, Zhanglin Lin and Jie Bao
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:51
  31. Agave, which is well known for tequila and other liquor production in Mexico, has recently gained attention because of its attractive potential to launch sustainable bioenergy feedstock solutions for semi-arid...

    Authors: Hongjia Li, Sivakumar Pattathil, Marcus B Foston, Shi-You Ding, Rajeev Kumar, Xiadi Gao, Ashutosh Mittal, John M Yarbrough, Michael E Himmel, Arthur J Ragauskas, Michael G Hahn and Charles E Wyman
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:50
  32. Lignocellulose hydrolyzates present difficult substrates for ethanol production by the most commonly applied microorganism in the fermentation industries, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. High resistance towards inhibit...

    Authors: Vera Novy, Stefan Krahulec, Manfred Wegleiter, Gerdt Müller, Karin Longus, Mario Klimacek and Bernd Nidetzky
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:49
  33. A two-stage chemical pretreatment of corn stover is investigated comprising an NaOH pre-extraction followed by an alkaline hydrogen peroxide (AHP) post-treatment. We propose that conventional one-stage AHP pre...

    Authors: Tongjun Liu, Daniel L Williams, Sivakumar Pattathil, Muyang Li, Michael G Hahn and David B Hodge
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:48
  34. Lignocellulosic biomass is a renewable, naturally mass-produced form of stored solar energy. Thermochemical pretreatment processes have been developed to address the challenge of biomass recalcitrance, however...

    Authors: Peter N Ciesielski, Wei Wang, Xiaowen Chen, Todd B Vinzant, Melvin P Tucker, Stephen R Decker, Michael E Himmel, David K Johnson and Bryon S Donohoe
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:47
  35. The production of bioethanol from lignocellulosic feedstocks will only become economically feasible when the majority of cellulosic and hemicellulosic biopolymers can be efficiently converted into bioethanol. ...

    Authors: Ana Cristina Colabardini, Laure Nicolas Annick Ries, Neil Andrew Brown, Thaila Fernanda dos Reis, Marcela Savoldi, Maria Helena S Goldman, João Filipe Menino, Fernando Rodrigues and Gustavo Henrique Goldman
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:46
  36. The use of a microwave synthesis reactor has allowed kinetic data for the hydrothermal reactions of straw biomass to be established from short times, avoiding corrections required for slow heating in conventio...

    Authors: Roger Ibbett, Sanyasi Gaddipati, Darren Greetham, Sandra Hill and Greg Tucker
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:45
  37. 2,3-Butanediol (2,3-BD) is a high-value chemical usually produced petrochemically but which can also be synthesized by some bacteria. To date, Klebsiella pneumoniae is the most powerful 2,3-BD producer which can ...

    Authors: Xuewu Guo, Chunhong Cao, Yazhou Wang, Chaoqun Li, Mingyue Wu, Yefu Chen, Cuiying Zhang, Huadong Pei and Dongguang Xiao
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:44
  38. Cane molasses, an important residue of the sugar industry, have the potential as a cost-effective carbon source that could serve as nutrients for industrial enzyme-producing microorganisms, especially filament...

    Authors: Jun He, Ai-min Wu, Daiwen Chen, Bing Yu, Xiangbing Mao, Ping Zheng, Jie Yu and Gang Tian
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:43
  39. The filamentous fungus Trichoderma reesei is a major producer of lignocellulolytic enzymes utilized by bioethanol industries. However, to achieve low cost second generation bioethanol production on an industrial ...

    Authors: Lilian dos Santos Castro, Wellington Ramos Pedersoli, Amanda Cristina Campos Antoniêto, Andrei Stecca Steindorff, Rafael Silva-Rocha, Nilce M Martinez-Rossi, Antonio Rossi, Neil Andrew Brown, Gustavo H Goldman, Vitor M Faça, Gabriela F Persinoti and Roberto Nascimento Silva
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:41
  40. Clostridium autoethanogenum strain JA1-1 (DSM 10061) is an acetogen capable of fermenting CO, CO2 and H2 (e.g. from syngas or waste gases) into biofuel ethanol and commodity chemicals such as 2,3-butanediol. A dr...

    Authors: Steven D Brown, Shilpa Nagaraju, Sagar Utturkar, Sashini De Tissera, Simón Segovia, Wayne Mitchell, Miriam L Land, Asela Dassanayake and Michael Köpke
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:40

    The Related Article to this article has been published in Scientific Data 2015 2:150014

  41. Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is an important forage crop in North America owing to its high biomass production, perennial nature and ability to fix nitrogen. Feruloyl esterase (EC 3.1.1.73) hydrolyzes ester linkages...

    Authors: Ajay Badhan, Long Jin, Yuxi Wang, Shuyou Han, Katarzyna Kowalczys, Daniel CW Brown, Carlos Juarez Ayala, Marysia Latoszek-Green, Brian Miki, Adrian Tsang and Tim McAllister
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:39
  42. Non-productive cellulase adsorption onto lignin has always been deemed to negatively affect the enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic feedstocks. Therefore, understanding enzyme-lignin interactions is essent...

    Authors: Fenfen Guo, Wenjing Shi, Wan Sun, Xuezhi Li, Feifei Wang, Jian Zhao and Yinbo Qu
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:38
  43. Triacylglycerols (TAGs) are the most abundant form of storage oil in plants. They consist of three fatty acid chains (usually C16 or C18) covalently linked to glycerol. SDP1 is a specific lipase for the first ...

    Authors: Mi Jung Kim, Seong Wook Yang, Hui-Zhu Mao, Sivaramakrishnan P Veena, Jun-Lin Yin and Nam-Hai Chua
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:36
  44. The issue of indirect land use changes (ILUC) caused by the promotion of transport biofuels has attracted considerable attention in recent years. In this paper, we reviewed the current literature on modelling ...

    Authors: Serina Ahlgren and Lorenzo Di Lucia
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:35

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Biotechnology for Biofuels 2016 9:40

  45. The yeast Metschnikowia pulcherrima, previously utilised as a biological control agent, was evaluated for its potential to produce lipids for biofuel production.

    Authors: Fabio Santamauro, Fraeya M Whiffin, Rod J Scott and Christopher J Chuck
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:34

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:42

  46. Worldwide, ethylene is the most produced organic compound. It serves as a building block for a wide variety of plastics, textiles, and chemicals, and a process has been developed for its conversion into liquid...

    Authors: Carrie Eckert, Wu Xu, Wei Xiong, Sean Lynch, Justin Ungerer, Ling Tao, Ryan Gill, Pin-Ching Maness and Jianping Yu
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014 7:33