Skip to main content

Articles

Page 2 of 49

  1. Lipids are important precursors in the biofuel and oleochemical industries. Yarrowia lipolytica is among the most extensively studied oleaginous microorganisms and has been a focus of metabolic engineering to imp...

    Authors: Annapurna Kamineni, Andrew L. Consiglio, Kyle MacEwen, Shuyan Chen, Gamuchirai Chifamba, A. Joe Shaw and Vasiliki Tsakraklides

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:113

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  2. Zymomonas mobilis is an aerotolerant α-proteobacterium, which has been genetically engineered for industrial purposes for decades. However, a comprehensive comparison of existing strains on the genomic level in c...

    Authors: Magdalena M. Felczak, Robert M. Bowers, Tanja Woyke and Michaela A. TerAvest

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:112

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  3. The biomanufacturing of d-glucaric acid has attracted increasing interest because it is one of the top value-added chemicals produced from biomass. Saccharomyces cerevisiae is regarded as an excellent host for d-

    Authors: Chaofeng Li, Xiaofeng Lin, Xing Ling, Shuo Li and Hao Fang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:110

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  4. An efficient supply of reducing equivalent is essential for chemicals production by engineered microbes. In phototrophic microbes, the NADPH generated from photosynthesis is the dominant form of reducing equiv...

    Authors: Hengkai Meng, Wei Zhang, Huawei Zhu, Fan Yang, Yanping Zhang, Jie Zhou and Yin Li

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:109

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  5. Lignin peroxidases catalyze a variety of reactions, resulting in cleavage of both β-O-4′ ether bonds and C–C bonds in lignin, both of which are essential for depolymerizing lignin into fragments amendable to b...

    Authors: Le Thanh Mai Pham, Kai Deng, Trent R. Northen, Steven W. Singer, Paul D. Adams, Blake A. Simmons and Kenneth L. Sale

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:108

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  6. During the biomass-to-bio-oil conversion process, many studies focus on studying the association between biomass and bio-products using near-infrared spectra (NIR) and chemical analysis methods. However, the c...

    Authors: Chao Yin, Xiaohua Deng, Zhiqiang Yu, Zechun Liu, Hongxiang Zhong, Ruting Chen, Guohua Cai, Quanxing Zheng, Xiucai Liu, Jiawei Zhong, Pengfei Ma, Wei He, Kai Lin, Qiaoling Li and Anan Wu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:106

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  7. On-site enzyme production using Trichoderma reesei can improve yields and lower the overall cost of lignocellulose saccharification by exploiting the fungal gene regulatory mechanism that enables it to continuous...

    Authors: Vera Novy, Fredrik Nielsen, Daniel Cullen, Grzegorz Sabat, Carl J. Houtman and Christopher G. Hunt

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:105

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  8. Recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) are an essential component of sustainable inland seafood production. Still, nutrient removal from these systems can result in substantial environmental problems, or pres...

    Authors: Andreas Heyland, Jordan Roszell, Jeremy Chau, Kevin Chai, Andrew Eaton, Kathleen Nolan, Kyle Madden and Wael H. Ahmed

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:104

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  9. Understanding how the digestibility of lignocellulosic biomass is affected by its morphology is essential to design efficient processes for biomass deconstruction. In this study, we used a model based on a set...

    Authors: Jessica C. Rohrbach and Jeremy S. Luterbacher

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:103

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  10. Plant biomass is a highly abundant renewable resource that can be converted into several types of high-value-added products, including chemicals, biofuels and advanced materials. In the last few decades, an in...

    Authors: Peng Ning, Guofeng Yang, Lihong Hu, Jingxin Sun, Lina Shi, Yonghong Zhou, Zhaobao Wang and Jianming Yang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:102

    Content type: Review

    Published on:

  11. Mitigation of climate change requires that new routes for the production of fuels and chemicals be as oil-independent as possible. The microbial conversion of lignocellulosic feedstocks into terpene-based biof...

    Authors: James Kirby, Gina M. Geiselman, Junko Yaegashi, Joonhoon Kim, Xun Zhuang, Mary Bao Tran-Gyamfi, Jan-Philip Prahl, Eric R. Sundstrom, Yuqian Gao, Nathalie Munoz, Kristin E. Burnum-Johnson, Veronica T. Benites, Edward E. K. Baidoo, Anna Fuhrmann, Katharina Seibel, Bobbie-Jo M. Webb-Robertson…

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:101

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  12. 4-Hydroxyphenylacetic acid (4HPAA) is an important raw material for the synthesis of drugs, pesticides and biochemicals. Microbial biotechnology would be an attractive approach for 4HPAA production, and cofact...

    Authors: Yu-Ping Shen, Yu-Ling Liao, Qian Lu, Xin He, Zhi-Bo Yan and Jian-Zhong Liu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:100

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  13. Duckweed is considered a promising feedstock for bioethanol production due to its high biomass and starch production. The starch content can be promoted by plant growth regulators after the vegetative reproduc...

    Authors: Yerong Zhu, Xiaoxue Li, Xuan Gao, Jiqi Sun, Xiaoyuan Ji, Guodong Feng, Guangshuang Shen, Beibei Xiang and Yong Wang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:99

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  14. Miscanthus is a commercial lignocellulosic biomass crop owing to its high biomass productivity and low chemical input requirements. Within an interspecific Miscanthus cross, progeny with high biomass yield were s...

    Authors: Jose J. De Vega, Ned Peel, Sarah J. Purdy, Sarah Hawkins, Lain Donnison, Sarah Dyer and Kerrie Farrar

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:98

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  15. Xylo-oligosaccharide is the spotlight of functional sugar that improves the economic benefits of lignocellulose biorefinery. Acetic acid acidolysis technology provides a promising application for xylo-oligosac...

    Authors: Jianming Guo, Kaixuan Huang, Rou Cao, Junhua Zhang and Yong Xu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:97

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  16. Wood-decay basidiomycetes are effective for the degradation of highly lignified and recalcitrant plant substrates. The degradation of lignocellulosic materials by brown-rot strains is carried out by carbohydra...

    Authors: Fernanda Lopes de Figueiredo, Ana Carolina Piva de Oliveira, Cesar Rafael Fanchini Terrasan, Thiago Augusto Gonçalves, Jaqueline Aline Gerhardt, Geizecler Tomazetto, Gabriela Felix Persinoti, Marcelo Ventura Rubio, Jennifer Andrea Tamayo Peña, Michelle Fernandes Araújo, Maria Augusta de Carvalho Silvello, Telma Teixeira Franco, Sarita Cândida Rabelo, Rosana Goldbeck, Fabio Marcio Squina and André Damasio

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:96

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  17. Rhodosporidium strain, a well-known oleaginous yeast, has been widely used as a platform for lipid and carotenoid production. However, the production of squalene for application in lipid-based biofuels is not rep...

    Authors: Shahryar Shakeri, Farshad Khoshbasirat and Mahmood Maleki

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:95

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  18. Seed germination is the most important stage for the formation of a new plant. This process starts when the dry seed begins to absorb water and ends when the radicle protrudes. The germination rate of seed fro...

    Authors: Bingchao Wu, Min Sun, Huan Zhang, Dan Yang, Chuang Lin, Imran Khan, Xiaoshan Wang, Xinquan Zhang, Gang Nie, Guangyan Feng, Yanhong Yan, Zhou Li, Yan Peng and Linkai Huang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:94

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  19. Wild-type yeasts have been successfully used to obtain food products, yet their full potential as fermenting microorganisms for large-scale ethanol fuel production has to be determined. In this study, wild-typ...

    Authors: Enrique Romero-Frasca, Sharon B. Velasquez-Orta, Viviana Escobar-Sánchez, Raunel Tinoco-Valencia and María Teresa Orta Ledesma

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:93

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  20. Presence of inhibitory chemicals in lignocellulose hydrolysates is a major hurdle for production of second-generation bioethanol. Especially cheaper pre-treatment methods that ensure an economical viable produ...

    Authors: Gert Vanmarcke, Mekonnen M. Demeke, Maria R. Foulquié-Moreno and Johan M. Thevelein

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:92

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  21. Caldicellulosiruptor kronotskyensis has gained interest for its ability to grow on various lignocellulosic biomass. The aim of this study was to investigate the growth profiles of C. kronotskyensis in the presenc...

    Authors: Thitiwut Vongkampang, Krishnan Sreenivas, Jonathan Engvall, Carl Grey and Ed W. J. van Niel

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:91

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  22. Burning fast-growing trees for energy production can be an effective alternative to coal combustion. Thus, lignocellulosic material, which can be used to obtain chemicals with a high added value, is highly abu...

    Authors: Alberto Palma, Javier Mauricio Loaiza, Manuel J. Díaz, Juan Carlos García, Inmaculada Giráldez and Francisco López

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:89

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  23. Cocksfoot grass (Dactylis glomerata L.) with high biomass yield and rich cellulose can be used to produce bioethanol as fuel additive. In view of this, ultrasonic and hydrothermal pretreatments followed by succes...

    Authors: Shao-Chao Sun, Dan Sun and Xue-Fei Cao

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:88

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  24. Global issues such as environmental problems and food security are currently of concern to all of us. Circular bioeconomy is a promising approach towards resolving these global issues. The production of bioene...

    Authors: Hui Yi Leong, Chih-Kai Chang, Kuan Shiong Khoo, Kit Wayne Chew, Shir Reen Chia, Jun Wei Lim, Jo-Shu Chang and Pau Loke Show

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:87

    Content type: Review

    Published on:

  25. Bioethanol from abundant and inexpensive agricultural and industrial wastes possesses the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Bioethanol as renewable fuel addresses elevated production costs, as well...

    Authors: Anita Ejiro Nwaefuna, Karl Rumbold, Teun Boekhout and Nerve Zhou

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:86

    Content type: Review

    Published on:

  26. Wheat straw, one of the most abundant agricultural residues worldwide, can be used to produce biogas, which is considered one of the most efficiently produced renewable energies. Wheat grown with the dual-purp...

    Authors: Nadia Gabbanelli, Elisa Erbetta, Maria Eugenia Sanz Smachetti, Máximo Lorenzo, Paola Mónica Talia, Ignacio Ramírez, Magdalena Vera, Ignacio Durruty, Ana Clara Pontaroli and Maria Mercedes Echarte

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:85

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  27. Laccases and laccase-like multicopper oxidases (LMCOs) oxidize a vast array of phenolic compounds and amines, releasing water as a byproduct. Their low substrate specificity is responsible for their tremendous...

    Authors: A. Zerva, C. Pentari, A. Termentzi, A. H. P. America, D. Zouraris, S. K. Bhattacharya, A. Karantonis, G. I. Zervakis and E. Topakas

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:83

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  28. The unicellular alga Haematococcus pluvialis has achieved considerable interests for its capacity to accumulate large amounts of triacylglycerol and astaxanthin under various environmental stresses. To our knowle...

    Authors: Qunju Hu, Danqiong Huang, Anguo Li, Zhangli Hu, Zhengquan Gao, Yongli Yang and Chaogang Wang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:82

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  29. Most of the organic content of waste activated sludge (WAS) comprises microbial cells hard to degrade, which must be pre-treated for energy recovery by anaerobic digestion (AD). Electrooxidation pre-treatment ...

    Authors: J. A. Barrios, A. Cano, F. F. Rivera, M. E. Cisneros and U. Durán

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:81

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  30. Phytases are widely used commercially as dietary supplements for swine and poultry to increase the digestibility of phytic acid. Enzyme development has focused on increasing thermostability to withstand the hi...

    Authors: Laura Navone, Thomas Vogl, Pawarisa Luangthongkam, Jo-Anne Blinco, Carlos H. Luna-Flores, Xiaojing Chen, Juhani von Hellens, Stephen Mahler and Robert Speight

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:80

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  31. Products made from recycled organic materials are an important part of a circular economy, but the question is whether they will be adopted by the public. Such products can elicit strong emotional responses an...

    Authors: Madeline Judge, Olivia de Hoog, Goda Perlaviciute, Nadja Contzen and Linda Steg

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:79

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  32. Plant cell wall-derived biomass serves as a renewable source of energy and materials with increasing importance. The cell walls are biomacromolecular assemblies defined by a fine arrangement of different class...

    Authors: Brian T DeVree, Lisa M Steiner, Sylwia Głazowska, Felix Ruhnow, Klaus Herburger, Staffan Persson and Jozef Mravec

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:78

    Content type: Review

    Published on:

  33. Knowledge with respect to regulatory systems for cellulase production is prerequisite for exploitation of such regulatory networks to increase cellulase production, improve fermentation efficiency and reduce t...

    Authors: Ai-Ping Pang, Haiyan Wang, Funing Zhang, Xin Hu, Fu-Gen Wu, Zhihua Zhou, Wei Wang, Zuhong Lu and Fengming Lin

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:77

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  34. Engineering triacylglycerol (TAG) accumulation in vegetative tissues of non-food crops has become a promising way to meet our increasing demand for plant oils, especially the renewable production of biofuels. ...

    Authors: Yu Gao, Yan Sun, Huiling Gao, Ying Chen, Xiaoqing Wang, Jinai Xue, Xiaoyun Jia and Runzhi Li

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:76

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

    The Correction to this article has been published in Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:139

  35. Suberin is a hydrophobic biopolymer of significance in the production of biomass-derived materials and in biogeochemical cycling in terrestrial ecosystems. Here, we describe suberin structure and biosynthesis,...

    Authors: Anne E. Harman-Ware, Samuel Sparks, Bennett Addison and Udaya C. Kalluri

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:75

    Content type: Review

    Published on:

  36. The transition to a biobased economy involving the depolymerization and fermentation of renewable agro-industrial sources is a challenge that can only be met by achieving the efficient hydrolysis of biomass to...

    Authors: Sophie C. Brandt, Hévila Brognaro, Arslan Ali, Bernhard Ellinger, Katharina Maibach, Martin Rühl, Carsten Wrenger, Hartmut Schlüter, Wilhelm Schäfer, Christian Betzel, Stefan Janssen and Martin Gand

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:74

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  37. Rhodotorula toruloides is a robust producer of triacylglycerol owing to its fast growth rate and strong metabolic flux under conditions of high cell density fermentation. However, the molecular basis of fatty aci...

    Authors: Yanbin Liu, Chong Mei John Koh, Sihui Amy Yap, Lin Cai and Lianghui Ji

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:73

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  38. In view of the natural resistance of hemicelluloses in lignocellulosic biomass on bioconversion of cellulose into fermentable sugars, alkali extraction is considered as an effective method for gradually fracti...

    Authors: Shao-Fei Sun, Jing Yang, Da-Wei Wang, Hai-Yan Yang, Shao-Ni Sun and Zheng-Jun Shi

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:72

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

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

    Authors: Xiao Han, Yi An, Yangyan Zhou, Chao Liu, Weilun Yin and Xinli Xia

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:71

    Content type: Correction

    Published on:

    The original article was published in Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:139

  40. Oxidation and peroxidation of lipids in microorganisms result in increased levels of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive aldehydes, and consequent reduction of cell growth and lipid accumu...

    Authors: Xiao Han, Zhaohui Li, Ying Wen and Zhi Chen

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:70

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  41. Methods to produce XOS have been intensively investigated, including enzymatic hydrolysis, steam explosion, and acid hydrolysis. Acid hydrolysis is currently the most widely used method to produce XOS due to i...

    Authors: Rou Cao, Xinlu Liu, Jianming Guo and Yong Xu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:69

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  42. A single-step ethanol production is the combination of raw cassava starch hydrolysis and fermentation. For the development of raw starch consolidated bioprocessing technologies, this research was to investigat...

    Authors: Morakot Krajang, Kwanruthai Malairuang, Jatuporn Sukna, Krongchan Rattanapradit and Saethawat Chamsart

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:68

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  43. Cumulative reported evidence has indicated that renewable feedstocks are a promising alternative source to fossil platforms for the production of fuels and chemicals. In that regard, the development of new, hi...

    Authors: Gabriel Orlando Ferrero, Edgar Maximiliano Sánchez Faba and Griselda Alejandra Eimer

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:67

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  44. Epidermal cell walls have special structural and biological roles in the life of the plant. Typically they are multi-ply structures encrusted with waxes and cutin which protect the plant from dehydration and p...

    Authors: Liza A. Wilson, Fabien Deligey, Tuo Wang and Daniel J. Cosgrove

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:66

    Content type: Methodology

    Published on:

  45. Crude glycerol (CG) and hemicellulose hydrolysate (HH) are low—value side-products of biodiesel transesterification and pulp—and paper industry or lignocellulosic ethanol production, respectively, which can be...

    Authors: Mikolaj Chmielarz, Johanna Blomqvist, Sabine Sampels, Mats Sandgren and Volkmar Passoth

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:65

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  46. The production of microalgal biofuels, despite their sustainable and renowned potential, is not yet cost-effective compared to current conventional fuel technologies. However, the biorefinery concept increases...

    Authors: Gonzalo M. Figueroa-Torres, Jon K. Pittman and Constantinos Theodoropoulos

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:64

    Content type: Research

    Published on: