Session 20: Metabolic engineering for utilization of alternative feedstocks
Tuesday, July 26, 2016: 1:00 PM-4:30 PM
Waterbury, 2nd Fl (Sheraton New Orleans)
Cong T. Trinh - University of Tennessee and Jay Fitzgerald - Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Utilization of alternative feedstocks for production of biofuels and biochemicals can enhance biorefinery economics and provide significant environmental benefits including greenhouse gas reductions. This section highlights recent advances in developing novel microbial platforms that harness non-conventional feedstocks (e.g., lignin from lignocellulosic biomass, methane, syngas, CO2, and waste streams) for transformation into biofuels or high-value chemicals.
1:00 PM
Engineering Clostridium thermocellum within the BioEnergy Science Center: recent advances in biofuel production from cellulose
Adam Guss1, Thomas Rydzak1, Beth Papanek1, Lee Lynd2, Daniel Olson2, Liang Tian2, James C. Liao3, Paul Lin3, Cong T. Trinh4, R. Adam Thompson4 and Daniel Amador-Noguez5, (1)Biosciences Division and BioEnergy Science Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, (2)Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, (3)Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, (4)Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, (5)Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
1:30 PM
Carbon catabolite de-repression enhances aromatic catabolism and muconate production in Pseudomonas putida KT2440
Christopher W. Johnson, Davinia SalvachĂșa, Holly Smith, Darren J. Peterson, Payal Khanna and Gregg T. Beckham, National Bioenergy Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO
2:00 PM
Biological and chemical design of lignin conversion
Shangxian Xie1, Lin Lu1, Cheng Zhao1, Arthur Ragauskas2, Yunqiao Pu2 and Joshua S. Yuan1, (1)Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, (2)Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Knoxville, TN
2:30 PM
Break, Grand Ballroom 5th Fl
3:00 PM
Biological upgrading of the carboxylate to ester platforms
Cong T. Trinh and Donovan Layton, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
3:30 PM
Bioconversion of methane to chemicals and protein products
Lori Giver and Carla Risso, Calysta Inc., Menlo Park, CA
4:00 PM
Development and analysis of novel microbial platforms for Syngas to biofuels and high value chemicals
Sharon Smolinski1, Stephanie Davis-Lopez2, John Reed2, Pin-Ching Maness1, Carrie A. Eckert3 and George Rudenko2, (1)Biosciences Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, (2)Kiverdi, Hayward, CA, (3)Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (NREL/University of Colorado, Boulder), Golden, CO
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