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  1. Efficient deconstruction of lignocellulosic biomass into simple sugars in an economically viable manner is a prerequisite for its global acceptance as a feedstock in bioethanol production. This is achieved in ...

    Authors: Rahul Singh, Joseph P. Bennett, Mayank Gupta, Medha Sharma, Danish Eqbal, Anna M. Alessi, Adam A. Dowle, Simon J. McQueen-Mason, Neil C. Bruce and Syed Shams Yazdani

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:265

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  2. Corn stover (CS) is evaluated as the most favorable candidate feedstock for butanol production via microbial acetone–butanol–ethanol (ABE) fermentation by Clostridium acetobutylicum. By independent acid pretreatm...

    Authors: Youduo Wu, Yidi Bai, Daojing Zhang, Chi Cheng, Lijie Chen, Fengwu Bai and Chuang Xue

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:264

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  3. Itaconic acid is an unsaturated, dicarboxylic acid which finds a wide range of applications in the polymer industry and as a building block for fuels, solvents and pharmaceuticals. Currently, Aspergillus terreus ...

    Authors: Hamed Hosseinpour Tehrani, Johanna Becker, Isabel Bator, Katharina Saur, Svenja Meyer, Ana Catarina Rodrigues Lóia, Lars M. Blank and Nick Wierckx

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:263

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  4. Biobutanol has great potential as biofuel of the future. However, only a few organisms have the natural ability to produce butanol. Amongst them, Clostridium spp. are the most efficient producers. The high toxici...

    Authors: Hannes Russmayer, Hans Marx and Michael Sauer

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:262

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  5. Macroalgae and microalgae, as feedstocks for third-generation biofuel, possess competitive strengths in terms of cost, technology and economics. The most important compound in brown macroalgae is alginate, and...

    Authors: Danrong Lu, Qingdong Zhang, Shumin Wang, Jingwen Guan, Runmiao Jiao, Naihan Han, Wenjun Han and Fuchuan Li

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:260

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  6. Waste lipids are attractive substrates for co-digestion with primary and activated sewage sludge (PASS) to improve biogas production at wastewater treatment plants. However, slow conversion rates of long-chain...

    Authors: Sepehr Shakeri Yekta, Tong Liu, Mette Axelsson Bjerg, Luka Šafarič, Anna Karlsson, Annika Björn and Anna Schnürer

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:259

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  7. To produce second-generation biofuels, enzymatic catalysis is required to convert cellulose from lignocellulosic biomass into fermentable sugars. β-Glucosidases finalize the process by hydrolyzing cellobiose i...

    Authors: Mu-Rong Kao, Hsion-Wen Kuo, Cheng-Chung Lee, Kuan-Ying Huang, Ting-Yen Huang, Chen-Wei Li, C. Will Chen, Andrew H. -J. Wang, Su-May Yu and Tuan-Hua David Ho

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:258

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  8. Due to its inevitable formation during biodiesel production and its relatively high degree of reduction, glycerol is an attractive carbon source for microbial fermentation processes. However, glycerol is catab...

    Authors: Maximilian R. Aßkamp, Mathias Klein and Elke Nevoigt

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:257

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  9. Euglena gracilis, a unicellular flagellated microalga, is regarded as one of the most promising species as microalgal feedstock for biofuels. Its lipids (mainly wax esters) are suitable for biodiesel and jet fuel...

    Authors: Tadashi Toyama, Tsubasa Hanaoka, Koji Yamada, Kengo Suzuki, Yasuhiro Tanaka, Masaaki Morikawa and Kazuhiro Mori

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:205

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  10. Trametes trogii is a member of the white-rot fungi family, which has a unique ability to break down recalcitrant lignin polymers to CO2 and water, and they have enormous potential to biodegrade a wide range of to...

    Authors: Yuan Liu, Yuanyuan Wu, Yu Zhang, Xulei Yang, En Yang, Huini Xu, Qiliang Yang, Irbis Chagan, Xiuming Cui, Weimin Chen and Jinping Yan

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:256

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  11. Recent evidence points to the nutritional importance of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in the human diet. Thraustochytrids are heterotrophic marine oleaginous microorganisms capable of synthesizing high amounts of...

    Authors: Alok Patel, Ulrika Rova, Paul Christakopoulos and Leonidas Matsakas

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:255

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  12. Many kinds of wastewaters contain appreciable quantities of protein. Anaerobic processes are suitable for the treatment of wastewater high in organics to achieve pollution control and recovery of energy as met...

    Authors: Thu Hang Duong, Katja Grolle, Tran Thi Viet Nga, Grietje Zeeman, Hardy Temmink and Miriam van Eekert

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:254

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  13. Recently, exploring fermentative or chemical pathways that convert biomass-derived sugars to fuels/chemicals has attracted a lot of interest from many researchers. We are investigating a hydrocarbon pathway fr...

    Authors: Wei Wang, Ashutosh Mittal, Heidi Pilath, Xiaowen Chen, Melvin P. Tucker and David K. Johnson

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:253

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  14. The extraction of lipids from microalgae requires a pretreatment process to break the cell wall and subsequent extraction processes to obtain the lipids for biofuels production. The multistep operation tends t...

    Authors: Guo Yong Yew, Kit Wayne Chew, Marlinda Abdul Malek, Yeek-Chia Ho, Wei-Hsin Chen, Tau Chuan Ling and Pau Loke Show

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:252

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  15. The increasing emission of flue gas from industrial plants contributes to environmental pollution, global warming, and climate change. Microalgae have been considered excellent biological materials for flue ga...

    Authors: Hsiang-Hui Chou, Hsiang-Yen Su, Xiang-Di Song, Te-Jin Chow, Chun-Yen Chen, Jo-Shu Chang and Tse-Min Lee

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:251

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  16. Sugar alcohols are commonly used as low-calorie sweeteners and can serve as potential building blocks for bio-based chemicals. Previous work has shown that the oleaginous yeast Rhodosporidium toruloides IFO0880 c...

    Authors: Sujit Sadashiv Jagtap, Ashwini Ashok Bedekar, Jing-Jing Liu, Yong-Su Jin and Christopher V. Rao

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:250

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  17. Biomass fuel has been used to supply heat or crude materials in industry to replace the traditional fossil fuel which was one of the chief causes of climate warming. However, the large-scale utilization of bio...

    Authors: Ren Tu, Yan Sun, Yujian Wu, Xudong Fan, Jiamin Wang, Shuchao Cheng, Zhiwen Jia, Enchen Jiang and Xiwei Xu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:249

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  18. Poplars are considered suitable dedicated energy crops, with abundant cellulose and hemicellulose, and huge surplus biomass potential in China. Xylan, the major hemicellulosic component, contributes to the str...

    Authors: Kaixuan Huang, Lalitendu Das, Jianming Guo and Yong Xu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:248

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  19. Lignocellulosic biomass is recognized as a promising renewable feedstock for the production of biofuels. However, current methods for converting biomass into fermentable sugars are considered too expensive and...

    Authors: K. Hodgson-Kratky, G. Papa, A. Rodriguez, V. Stavila, B. Simmons, F. Botha, A. Furtado and R. Henry

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:247

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  20. Modern society is hugely dependent on finite oil reserves for the supply of fuels and chemicals. Moving our dependence away from these unsustainable oil-based feedstocks to renewable ones is, therefore, a crit...

    Authors: Guadalupe Alvarez-Gonzalez and Neil Dixon

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:246

    Content type: Review

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  21. Esters are versatile chemicals and potential drop-in biofuels. To develop a sustainable production platform, microbial ester biosynthesis using alcohol acetyltransferases (AATs) has been studied for decades. V...

    Authors: Hyeongmin Seo, Jong-Won Lee, Sergio Garcia and Cong T. Trinh

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:245

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  22. Trichoderma reesei is widely used for cellulase production and accepted as an example for cellulase research. Cre1-mediated carbon catabolite repression (CCR) can significantly inhibit the transcription of cellul...

    Authors: Fangzhong Wang, Ruiqin Zhang, Lijuan Han, Wei Guo, Zhiqiang Du, Kangle Niu, Yucui Liu, Chunjiang Jia and Xu Fang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:244

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  23. One of the main obstacles preventing solventogenic clostridia from achieving higher yields in biofuel production is the toxicity of produced solvents. Unfortunately, regulatory mechanisms responsible for the s...

    Authors: Karel Sedlar, Jan Kolek, Markus Gruber, Katerina Jureckova, Barbora Branska, Gergely Csaba, Maryna Vasylkivska, Ralf Zimmer, Petra Patakova and Ivo Provaznik

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:243

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  24. Current efforts on the optimization of the two-stage cultivation using stress-induced lipid accumulation have mostly focused only on the lipid induction stage. Although recent studies have shown that stress-in...

    Authors: Seung Hwan Oh, Yong Keun Chang and Jay Hyung Lee

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:242

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  25. Limonene is an important biologically active natural product widely used in the food, cosmetic, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industries. However, the low abundance of limonene in plants renders their isola...

    Authors: Yaru Pang, Yakun Zhao, Shenglong Li, Yu Zhao, Jian Li, Zhihui Hu, Cuiying Zhang, Dongguang Xiao and Aiqun Yu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:241

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  26. Microalgae are 10 to 20 times more productive than the current agricultural biodiesel producing oleaginous crops. However, they require larger energy supplies, so that their environmental impacts remain uncert...

    Authors: Marjorie Morales, Arnaud Hélias and Olivier Bernard

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:239

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  27. Biorefineries, designed for the production of lignocellulose-based chemicals and fuels, are receiving increasing attention from the public, governments, and industries. A major obstacle for biorefineries to ad...

    Authors: Vera Novy, Fredrik Nielsen, Bernhard Seiboth and Bernd Nidetzky

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:238

    Content type: Review

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  28. Recent trends in bioprocessing have underlined the significance of lignocellulosic biomass conversions for biofuel production. These conversions demand at least 90% energy upgradation of cellulosic sugars to g...

    Authors: Pratik Prashant Pawar, Annamma Anil Odaneth, Rajeshkumar Natwarlal Vadgama and Arvind Mallinath Lali

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:237

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  29. The Xilingol grassland ecosystem has abundant superficial coal reserves. Opencast coal mining and burning of coal for electricity have caused a series of environmental challenges. Biogenic generation of methan...

    Authors: Bobo Wang, Yanfen Wang, Xiaoyong Cui, Yiming Zhang and Zhisheng Yu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:236

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  30. Enzyme-aided valorization of lignocellulose represents a green and sustainable alternative to the traditional chemical industry. The recently discovered lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) are importan...

    Authors: Riin Kont, Ville Pihlajaniemi, Anna S. Borisova, Nina Aro, Kaisa Marjamaa, Judith Loogen, Jochen Büchs, Vincent G. H. Eijsink, Kristiina Kruus and Priit Väljamäe

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:235

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  31. Methane, a main component of natural gas and biogas, has gained much attention as an abundant and low-cost carbon source. Methanotrophs, which can use methane as a sole carbon and energy source, are promising ...

    Authors: Jong Kwan Lee, Sujin Kim, Wonsik Kim, Sungil Kim, Seungwoo Cha, Hankyeol Moon, Dong Hoon Hur, Seon-Young Kim, Jeong-Geol Na, Jin Won Lee, Eun Yeol Lee and Ji-Sook Hahn

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:234

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  32. Bio-based production of organic acids promises to be an attractive alternative for the chemicals industry to substitute petrochemicals as building-block chemicals. In recent years, itaconic acid (IA, methylene...

    Authors: Abeer H. Hossain, Roy van Gerven, Karin M. Overkamp, Peter S. Lübeck, Hatice Taşpınar, Mustafa Türker and Peter J. Punt

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:233

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  33. The quest for novel enzymes for cellulosic biomass-degradation has recently been focussed on lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs/PMOs), Cu-containing proteins that catalyse the oxidative degradation of ...

    Authors: Claire. A. Fowler, Federico Sabbadin, Luisa Ciano, Glyn R. Hemsworth, Luisa Elias, Neil Bruce, Simon McQueen-Mason, Gideon J. Davies and Paul H. Walton

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:232

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  34. The filamentous ascomycete T. reesei is industrially used to produce cellulases and xylanases. Cost-effective production of cellulases is a bottleneck for biofuel production. Previously, different strain and proc...

    Authors: Christian Derntl, Robert L. Mach and Astrid R. Mach-Aigner

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:231

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  35. One of the European Union directives indicates that 10% of all fuels must be bio-synthesized by 2020. In this regard, biobutanol—natively produced by clostridial strains—poses as a promising alternative biofue...

    Authors: Sofia Ferreira, Rui Pereira, Filipe Liu, Paulo Vilaça and Isabel Rocha

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:230

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  36. Metabolic engineering has expanded from a focus on designs requiring a small number of genetic modifications to increasingly complex designs driven by advances in multiplex genome editing technologies. However...

    Authors: Dingyu Liu, Can Huang, Jiaxin Guo, Peiji Zhang, Tao Chen, Zhiwen Wang and Xueming Zhao

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:197

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  37. Particular species of the genus Coniochaeta (Sordariomycetes) exhibit great potential for bioabatement of furanic compounds and have been identified as an underexplored source of novel lignocellulolytic enzymes, ...

    Authors: Stephen J. Mondo, Diego Javier Jiménez, Ronald E. Hector, Anna Lipzen, Mi Yan, Kurt LaButti, Kerrie Barry, Jan Dirk van Elsas, Igor V. Grigoriev and Nancy N. Nichols

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:229

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  38. Gas-fermenting acetogens have received a great deal of attention for their ability to grow on various syngas and waste gas containing carbon monoxide (CO), producing acetate as the primary metabolite. Among th...

    Authors: Joungmin Lee, Jin Woo Lee, Cheol Gi Chae, Soo Jae Kwon, Yun Jae Kim, Jung-Hyun Lee and Hyun Sook Lee

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:228

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  39. The mixed-feedstock fermentation is a promising approach to enhancing the co-generation of cellulosic ethanol and methane from sugarcane bagasse (SCB) and molasses. However, the unmatched supply of the SCB and...

    Authors: Meishan Fan, Jun Li, Guican Bi, Guangying Ye, Hongdan Zhang and Jun Xie

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:227

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  40. Green organic solvents such as lactate esters have broad industrial applications and favorable environmental profiles. Thus, manufacturing and use of these biodegradable solvents from renewable feedstocks help...

    Authors: Jong-Won Lee and Cong T. Trinh

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:226

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  41. Brassica napus is one of the most important oilseed crops, and can supply considerable amounts of edible oil as well as provide raw materials for the production of biodiesel in the biotechnology industry. Lysopho...

    Authors: Kai Zhang, Liluo Nie, Qiqi Cheng, Yongtai Yin, Kang Chen, Fuyu Qi, Dashan Zou, Haohao Liu, Weiguo Zhao, Baoshan Wang and Maoteng Li

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:225

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  42. Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) is a warm-season perennial grass. Improving its cold tolerance is important for its sustainable production in cooler regions. Through genome-wide bioinformatic analysis of switchgra...

    Authors: Zheni Xie, Wenjing Lin, Guohui Yu, Qiang Cheng, Bin Xu and Bingru Huang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:224

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  43. Branched-chain higher alcohols (BCHAs), including isobutanol and 2-methyl-1-butanol, are promising advanced biofuels, superior to ethanol due to their higher energy density and better compatibility with existi...

    Authors: Yanfei Zhang, Stephan Lane, Jhong-Min Chen, Sarah K. Hammer, Jake Luttinger, Lifeng Yang, Yong-Su Jin and José L. Avalos‬

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:223

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  44. The acid buffering capacity of high free ash in waste wheat straw (WWS) has been revealed to be a significant hindrance on the efficiency of autohydrolysis pretreatment. Previous researches have mainly relied ...

    Authors: Wei Tang, Xinxing Wu, Chen Huang, Caoxing Huang, Chenhuan Lai and Qiang Yong

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:222

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  45. Microalgae are efficient producers of lipid-rich biomass, making them a key component in developing a sustainable energy source, and an alternative to fossil fuels. Chlorella species are of special interest becau...

    Authors: Luca Dall’Osto, Stefano Cazzaniga, Zeno Guardini, Simone Barera, Manuel Benedetti, Giuseppe Mannino, Massimo E. Maffei and Roberto Bassi

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:221

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  46. Myceliophthora thermophila is a thermophilic ascomycete fungus that is used as a producer of enzyme cocktails used in plant biomass saccharification. Further development of this species as an industrial enzyme fa...

    Authors: Ana Carolina dos Santos Gomes, Daniel Falkoski, Evy Battaglia, Mao Peng, Maira Nicolau de Almeida, Nancy Coconi Linares, Jean-Paul Meijnen, Jaap Visser and Ronald P. de Vries

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:220

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  47. Butanol production by fermentation has recently attracted increasingly more attention because of its mild reaction conditions and environmentally friendly properties. However, traditional feedstocks, such as c...

    Authors: Zhangnan Lin, Hongjuan Liu, Jing Wu, Petra Patakova, Barbora Branska and Jianan Zhang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:219

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