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  1. The discovery of lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMO) has changed our perspective on enzymatic degradation of plant biomass. Through an oxidative mechanism, these enzymes are able to cleave and depolymer...

    Authors: F. Calderaro, M. Keser, M. Akeroyd, L. E. Bevers, V. G. H. Eijsink, A. Várnai and M. A. van den Berg

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:195

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  2. Lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) are oxidative, copper-dependent enzymes that function as powerful tools in the turnover of various biomasses, including lignocellulosic plant biomass. While LPMOs ar...

    Authors: Tina Rise Tuveng, Marianne Slang Jensen, Lasse Fredriksen, Gustav Vaaje-Kolstad, Vincent G. H. Eijsink and Zarah Forsberg

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:194

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  3. Stress tolerance is one of the important desired microbial traits for industrial bioprocesses, and global regulatory protein engineering is an efficient approach to improve strain tolerance. In our study, IrrE...

    Authors: Li Wang, Xin Wang, Zhi-Qiang He, Si-Jie Zhou, Li Xu, Xiao-Yu Tan, Tao Xu, Bing-Zhi Li and Ying-Jin Yuan

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:193

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  4. Lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) are indispensable redox enzymes used in industry for the saccharification of plant biomass. LPMO-driven cellulose oxidation can be enhanced considerably through phot...

    Authors: N. Dodge, D. A. Russo, B. M. Blossom, R. K. Singh, B. van Oort, R. Croce, M. J. Bjerrum and P. E. Jensen

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:192

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  5. Oscillation is a special cell behavior in microorganisms during continuous fermentation, which poses threats to the output stability for industrial productions of biofuels and biochemicals. In previous study, ...

    Authors: Jin-Jie Zhou, Jun-Tao Shen, Xiao-Li Wang, Ya-Qin Sun and Zhi-Long Xiu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:191

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  6. The diauxic growth of Saccharomyces cerevisiae on glucose and xylose during cellulose-to-ethanol processes extends the duration of the fermentation and reduces productivity. Despite the remarkable advances in str...

    Authors: Pau Cabaneros Lopez, Isuru Abeykoon Udugama, Sune Tjalfe Thomsen, Christoph Bayer, Helena Junicke and Krist V. Gernaey

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:190

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  7. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Nan Wang, Ping Chi, Yawen Zou, Yirong Xu, Shuo Xu, Muhammad Bilal, Patrick Fickers and Hairong Cheng

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:189

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    The original article was published in Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:176

  8. Functional sugar alcohols have been widely used in the food, medicine, and pharmaceutical industries for their unique properties. Among these, erythritol is a zero calories sweetener produced by the yeast Yarrowi...

    Authors: Nan Wang, Ping Chi, Yawen Zou, Yirong Xu, Shuo Xu, Muhammad Bilal, Patrick Fickers and Hairong Cheng

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:176

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:189

  9. The presence of soluble lignin, furfural and hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) in industrial pre-hydrolysis liquor (PHL) from the pulping process can inhibit its bioconversion into bioethanol and other biochemicals....

    Authors: Caoxing Huang, Yayue Zheng, Wenqian Lin, Yuxuan Shi, Guohong Huang and Qiang Yong

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:188

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  10. Application of raw starch-degrading enzymes (RSDEs) in starch processing for biofuel production can effectively reduce energy consumption and processing costs. RSDEs are generally produced by filamentous fungi...

    Authors: Li-Sha Gu, Ming-Zhu Tan, Shi-Huan Li, Ting Zhang, Qi-Qiang Zhang, Cheng-Xi Li, Xue-Mei Luo, Jia-Xun Feng and Shuai Zhao

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:187

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  11. Zymomonas mobilis has recently been shown to be capable of producing the valuable platform biochemical, 2,3-butanediol (2,3-BDO). Despite this capability, the production of high titers of 2,3-BDO is restricted by...

    Authors: Venkataramanan Subramanian, Vladimir V. Lunin, Samuel J. Farmer, Markus Alahuhta, Kyle T. Moore, Angela Ho, Yogesh B. Chaudhari, Min Zhang, Michael E. Himmel and Stephen R. Decker

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:186

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  12. Enforced ATP wasting has been recognized as a promising metabolic engineering strategy to enhance the microbial production of metabolites that are coupled to ATP generation. It also appears to be a suitable ap...

    Authors: Ahmed Zahoor, Katrin Messerschmidt, Simon Boecker and Steffen Klamt

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:185

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  13. Synthetic biology efforts often require high-throughput screening tools for enzyme engineering campaigns. While innovations in chromatographic and mass spectrometry-based techniques provide relevant structural...

    Authors: Brett M. Garabedian, Corey W. Meadows, Florence Mingardon, Joel M. Guenther, Tristan de Rond, Raya Abourjeily and Taek Soon Lee

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:184

    Content type: Methodology

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  14. For the economic production of biofuels and other valuable products from lignocellulosic waste material, a consolidated bioprocessing (CBP) organism is required. With efficient fermentation capability and attr...

    Authors: Elizabeth L. I. Wightman, Heinrich Kroukamp, Isak S. Pretorius, Ian T. Paulsen and Helena K. M. Nevalainen

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:182

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  15. Biotechnologically produced microbial lipids are of interest as potential alternatives for crude and plant oils. Their lipid profile is similar to plant oils and can therefore be a substitute for the productio...

    Authors: Olga Gorte, Michaela Kugel and Katrin Ochsenreither

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:181

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  16. Molasses is a wildly used feedstock for fermentation, but it also poses a severe wastewater-disposal problem worldwide. Recently, the wastewater from yeast molasses fermentation is being processed into fulvic ...

    Authors: Yazhou Li, Jianghan Wang, Na Liu, Luxin Ke, Xiuyun Zhao and Gaofu Qi

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:180

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  17. Miscanthus × giganteus is widely recognized as a promising lignocellulosic biomass crop due to its advantages of high biomass production, low environmental impacts, and the potential to be cultivated on marginal ...

    Authors: Xiaofei Zeng, Jiajing Sheng, Fenglin Zhu, Tianzi Wei, Lingling Zhao, Xiaohu Hu, Xingfei Zheng, Fasong Zhou, Zhongli Hu, Ying Diao and Surong Jin

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:179

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  18. The use of thermotolerant yeast strains can improve the efficiency of ethanol fermentation, allowing fermentation to occur at temperatures higher than 40 °C. This characteristic could benefit traditional bio-e...

    Authors: Cleiton D. Prado, Gustavo P. L. Mandrujano, Jonas. P. Souza, Flávia B. Sgobbi, Hosana R. Novaes, João P. M. O. da Silva, Mateus H. R. Alves, Kevy P. Eliodório, Gabriel C. G. Cunha, Reinaldo Giudici, Diele P. Procópio, Thiago O. Basso, Iran Malavazi and Anderson F. Cunha

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:178

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  19. To meet the present transportation demands and solve food versus fuel issue, microbial lipid-derived biofuels are gaining attention worldwide. This study is focussed on high-throughput screening of oleaginous ...

    Authors: Kukkala Kiran Kumar, Farha Deeba, Sauraj, Yuvraj Singh Negi and Naseem A. Gaur

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:175

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  20. Cellulose degradation by cellulase is brought about by complex communities of interacting microorganisms, which significantly contribute to the cycling of carbon on a global scale. β-Glucosidase (BGL) is the r...

    Authors: Xinyue Zhang, Bo Ma, Jiawen Liu, Xiehui Chen, Shanshan Li, Erlie Su, Liyuan Gao and Hongtao Li

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:174

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  21. Bioelectrochemical methane oxidation catalysed by anaerobic methanotrophic archaea (ANME) is constrained by limited methane bioavailability as well as by slow kinetics of extracellular electron transfer (EET) ...

    Authors: Xueqin Zhang, Hesamoddin Rabiee, Joshua Frank, Chen Cai, Terra Stark, Bernardino Virdis, Zhiguo Yuan and Shihu Hu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:173

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  22. Schizochytrium species are known for their abundant production of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Low temperatures can promote the biosynthesis of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in many species. This study inves...

    Authors: Fan Hu, April L. Clevenger, Peng Zheng, Qiongye Huang and Zhaokai Wang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:172

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  23. Simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF) of pre-treated lignocellulosics to biofuels and other platform chemicals has long been a promising alternative to separate hydrolysis and fermentation proce...

    Authors: J. Vishnu Prasad, Tridweep K. Sahoo, S. Naveen and Guhan Jayaraman

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:171

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  24. Newly formed polyploids may experience short-term adaptative changes in their genome that may enhance the resistance of plants to stress. Considering the increasingly serious effects of drought on biofuel plan...

    Authors: Peilin Chen, Jing Chen, Min Sun, Haidong Yan, Guangyan Feng, Bingchao Wu, Xinquan Zhang, Xiaoshan Wang and Linkai Huang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:170

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  25. Microbial electrolysis is a promising technology for converting aqueous wastes into hydrogen. However, substrate adaptability is an important feature, seldom documented in microbial electrolysis cells (MECs). ...

    Authors: Scott J. Satinover, Miguel Rodriguez Jr., Maria F. Campa, Terry C. Hazen and Abhijeet P. Borole

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:169

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  26. Product toxicity is one of the bottlenecks for microbial production of biofuels, and transporter-mediated biofuel secretion offers a promising strategy to solve this problem. As a robust microbial host for ind...

    Authors: Xiao Bu, Jing-Yuan Lin, Jing Cheng, Dong Yang, Chang-Qing Duan, Mattheos Koffas and Guo-Liang Yan

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:168

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  27. Fungal enzymes are vital for industrial biotechnology, including the conversion of plant biomass to biofuels and bio-based chemicals. In recent years, there is increasing interest in using enzymes from thermop...

    Authors: Raphael Gabriel, Julia Prinz, Marina Jecmenica, Carlos Romero-Vazquez, Pallas Chou, Simon Harth, Lena Floerl, Laure Curran, Anne Oostlander, Linda Matz, Susanne Fritsche, Jennifer Gorman, Timo Schuerg, André Fleißner and Steven W. Singer

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:167

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  28. Biobutanol is promising and renewable alternative to traditional fossil fuels and could be produced by Clostridium species from lignocellulosic biomass. However, biomass is recalcitrant to be hydrolyzed into ferm...

    Authors: Guochao Xu, Hao Li, Wanru Xing, Lei Gong, Jinjun Dong and Ye Ni

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:166

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  29. The conversion of lignocellulosic biomass from agricultural waste into biofuels and chemicals is considered a promising way to provide sustainable low carbon products without compromising food security. Howeve...

    Authors: Duong T. Nguyen, Leonardo D. Gomez, Andrea Harper, Claire Halpin, Robbie Waugh, Rachael Simister, Caragh Whitehead, Helena Oakey, Huong T. Nguyen, Tuat V. Nguyen, Tu X. Duong and Simon J. McQueen-Mason

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:165

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  30. Highly efficient enzymatic saccharification of pretreated lignocellulose is a key step in achieving lignocellulosic biorefinery. Cellobiohydrolase I (Cel7A) secreted by Trichoderma reesei is an industrially used ...

    Authors: Yuki Tokunaga, Takashi Nagata, Keiko Kondo, Masato Katahira and Takashi Watanabe

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:164

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  31. Lignocellulosic biomass is a promising resource of renewable biochemicals and biofuels. However, the presence of inhibitors existing in lignocellulosic hydrolysates (LCH) is a great challenge to acetone-butano...

    Authors: Huanhuan Liu, Jing Zhang, Jian Yuan, Xiaolong Jiang, Lingyan Jiang, Zhenjing Li, Zhiqiu Yin, Yuhui Du, Guang Zhao, Bin Liu and Di Huang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:163

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  32. Extracellular electron transfer (EET) is essential in improving the power generation performance of electrochemically active bacteria (EAB) in microbial fuel cells (MFCs). Currently, the EET mechanisms of diss...

    Authors: Yating Guo, Guozhen Wang, Hao Zhang, Hongyu Wen and Wen Li

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:162

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  33. Microalgae are considered as a source of low pollution and renewable fuel due to their ability to synthesize an abundance of lipids. Conventional methods for lipid quantification are time-consuming and chemica...

    Authors: Yongni Shao, Weimin Gu, Y ating Qiu, Shengfeng Wang, Yan Peng, YiMing Zhu and Songlin Zhuang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:161

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  34. Despite the great potential of marine diatoms in biofuel sector, commercially viable biofuel production from native diatom strain is impractical. Targeted engineering of TAG pathway represents a promising appr...

    Authors: Xiang Wang, Si-Fen Liu, Ruo-Yu Li, Wei-Dong Yang, Jie-Sheng Liu, Carol Sze Ki Lin, Srinivasan Balamurugan and Hong-Ye Li

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:160

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  35. Crude glycerol as a promising feedstock for microbial lipid production contains several impurities that make it toxic stress inducer at high amount. Under stress conditions, microorganisms can accumulate l-prolin...

    Authors: Rasool Kamal, Yuxue Liu, Qiang Li, Qitian Huang, Qian Wang, Xue Yu and Zongbao Kent Zhao

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:159

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  36. Trichoderma reesei is an ascomycete fungus that has a tremendous capability of secreting extracellular proteins, mostly lignocellulose-degrading enzymes. Although many aspects of the biology of this organism have...

    Authors: Sami Havukainen, Mari Valkonen, Kari Koivuranta and Christopher P. Landowski

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:158

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  37. Commercial ethanol fermentation facilities traditionally rely on antibiotics for bacterial contamination control. Here we demonstrate an alternative approach to treat contamination using a novel peptidoglycan ...

    Authors: Shao-Yeh Lu, Kenneth M. Bischoff, Joseph O. Rich, Siqing Liu and Christopher D. Skory

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:157

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  38. The integration of first- and second-generation bioethanol processes has the potential to accelerate the establishment of second-generation bioethanol on the market. Cofermenting pretreated wheat straw with a ...

    Authors: Michael Persson, Mats Galbe and Ola Wallberg

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:156

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  39. Biomass recalcitrance towards pretreatment and further processing can be related to the compositional and structural features of the biomass. However, the exact role and relative importance to those structural...

    Authors: Dennis Weidener, Murali Dama, Sabine K. Dietrich, Benedict Ohrem, Markus Pauly, Walter Leitner, Pablo Domínguez de María, Philipp M. Grande and Holger Klose

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:155

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  40. Similar to biofuels, numerous chemicals produced from petroleum resources can also be made from biomass. In this research we investigate cradle to biorefinery exit gate life cycle impacts of producing acetic a...

    Authors: Erik Budsberg, Rodrigo Morales-Vera, Jordan T. Crawford, Renata Bura and Rick Gustafson

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:154

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  41. During the last decades, the impact of hyperthermophiles and their enzymes has been intensively investigated for implementation in various high-temperature biotechnological processes. Biocatalysts of hyperther...

    Authors: Marcel Suleiman, Anna Krüger and Garabed Antranikian

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:153

    Content type: Review

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  42. Phosphopantetheinyl transferase (PPTase) can change the acyl-carrier protein (ACP) from an inactive apo-ACP to an active holo-ACP that plays a key role in fatty acids biosynthesis. Currently, the PPTase has be...

    Authors: Sen Wang, Chuanzeng Lan, Zhuojun Wang, Weijian Wan, Qiu Cui and Xiaojin Song

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:152

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  43. Pretreatment processes and subsequent enzymatic hydrolysis are prerequisites to utilize lignocellulosic sugar for fermentation. However, the resulting hydrolysate frequently hinders fermentation processes due ...

    Authors: Jungwoo Yang, Ha Eun Kim, Young Hoon Jung, Jungyeon Kim, Do Hyoung Kim, Adrian R. Walmsley and Kyoung Heon Kim

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:151

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  44. Understanding the extracellular electron transport pathways in cyanobacteria is a major factor towards developing biophotovoltaics. Stressing cyanobacteria cells environmentally and then probing changes in phy...

    Authors: Tonny I. Okedi, Adrian C. Fisher and Kamran Yunus

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:150

    Content type: Methodology

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  45. Akebia trifoliata (Thunb.) Koidz may have applications as a new potential source of biofuels owing to its high seed count, seed oil content, and in-field yields. However, the pericarp of A. trifoliata cracks long...

    Authors: Juan Niu, Yaliang Shi, Kunyong Huang, Yicheng Zhong, Jing Chen, Zhimin Sun, Mingbao Luan and Jianhua Chen

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:149

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  46. While keeping in view various aspects of energy demand, quest for the renewable energy sources is utmost. Biomass has shown great potential as green energy source with supply of approximately 14% of world tota...

    Authors: Nadeem Tahir, Muhammad Naveed Tahir, Mujeeb Alam, Wang Yi and Quangou Zhang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:148

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  47. Dunaliella salina can produce glycerol under salt stress, and this production can quickly adapt to changes in external salt concentration. Notably, glycerol is an ideal energy source. In recent years, it has been...

    Authors: Ziyi Tang, Xiyue Cao, Yiping Zhang, Jia Jiang, Dairong Qiao, Hui Xu and Yi Cao

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:147

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  48. The yield of microalgae biomass is the key to affect the accumulation of fatty acids. A few microalgae can assimilate organic carbon to improve biomass yield. In mixotrophic cultivation, microalgae can use org...

    Authors: Yibo Xiao, Jianying Guo, Huachang Zhu, Anwar Muhammad, Haiteng Deng, Zhangli Hu and Qingyu Wu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:146

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