Session 19: Microbial Conversion Factories
Tuesday, July 26, 2016: 1:00 PM-4:30 PM
Grand Chenier, 5th Fl (Sheraton New Orleans)
Yoram Barak - BASF Corporation and Mary Ann Franden - NREL
Although, microorganisms have been used extensively for the past few centuries for the production of many useful compounds, recently they are playing a more important role as microbial conversion factories for the production of various goods ranging from conventional metabolites, proteins, food, drugs, fuels and industrial chemicals.  The process can be made more sustainable by using renewable feedstocks.  Key considerations for a successful process requires an analysis from end to end which comprises of the economics (e.g. stoichiometry, supply and distribution), metabolic engineering of the microbe to output maximal yield and productivity, cultivation process development, and downstream processing.  This session will focus on integrated approaches for a successful implementation of microbial conversion factories
2:00 PM
End to end analysis is imperative for biobased projects success 
Yoram Barak, Fine Chemicals & Biocatalysis, BASF Corporation, Tarrytown, NY
2:30 PM
Break, Grand Ballroom 5th Fl
3:00 PM
Syngas fermentation: What’s important for production of ethanol?
Hanno Richter, Dr. Bastian Molitor, Ludmilla Aristilde and Largus T. Angenent, Department of Biological & Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
3:30 PM
A fungal process to enhance the nutritional value of soybean meal for fish and weaning livestock
William Gibbons1, Michael Brown2, Jill Anderson3, Nirosh Senevirathne3, Crystal Levesque4, Sue Sinn4 and Scott Sindelar5, (1)Biology/Microbiology, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, (2)Natural Resource Management, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, (3)Dairy Science, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, (4)Animal Science Department, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, (5)Aquaculture Nutrition, Prairie AquaTech, Brookings, SD
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