487 Biobased Fuels and Chemicals II: Moving Beyond Glucose

Wednesday, November 19, 2014: 12:30 PM
204 (Hilton Atlanta)
Biofuels and biochemicals represent a secure, renewable, and environmentally responsible alternative to petroleum-derived fuels and chemicals. Abundant but historically recalcitrant feedstocks such as lignocellulosic biomass, the non-edible portion of plant-derived biomass, are considered as cheap and renewable substrates with great potential in industry microbial fermentation to produce compounds with marginal profit. This session will focus on the biological production of fuels and chemicals from biomass. Projects describing progress on biomass degradation, sugar utilization, and microbial tolerance improvement to the inhibitors in lignocellulosic hydrolysates are particularly welcome. Consumption of other inexpensive yet recalcitrant feedstocks such as methane are also welcome.

Biorefinery Technologies for Forest Based Lignocellulosic Biomass (T4A)

Zengyi Shao
Email: zyshao@iastate.edu

Eric M. Young
Email: ericyoung7@gmail.com

Kang Wu
Email: kang.wu@unh.edu

12:48 PM
(487b) Engineering Cyanobacteria As Sustainable Biotechnology Platforms through Synthetic Biology Tools
Cheryl Immethun, Kenneth Ng, Ying-Chiang Lee, Ben Waldron-Feinstein and Tae Seok Moon

1:06 PM
(487c) Construction and Degradation Properties of Fusion Enzymes Composed of Bacterial Expansin and Endoglucanase
Kazunori Nakashima, Koji Endo, Naomi Shibasaki-Kitakawa and Toshikuni Yonemoto

1:24 PM
(487d) Characterization of a Butanol Producing Mutant of Clostridium Pasteurianum Evolved on Crude Glycerol
Nicholas R. Sandoval, Keerthi P. Venkataramanan, Matthew T. Ralston and Eleftherios T. Papoutsakis

1:42 PM

1:48 PM

2:24 PM
(487g) Yarrowia Lipolytica: A Novel Bioproduction Platform to Utilize Xylose, Biomass Hydrolysates, and Lignin-Derived Compounds
Murtaza Shabbir-Hussain, Hayden Campbell, Jeremy Fowler, Sarah Knowles, Joseph Redzikowski and Mark A. Blenner
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