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20090311763Production Of Peracids Using An Enzyme Having Perhydrolysis Activity - A process is provided for producing peroxycarboxylic acids from carboxylic acid esters. More specifically, carboxylic acid esters are reacted with an inorganic peroxide, such as hydrogen peroxide, in the presence of an enzyme catalyst having perhydrolysis activity. The present perhydrolase catalysts are classified as members of the carbohydrate esterase family 7 (CE-7) based on the conserved structural features. Further, disinfectant formulations comprising the peracids produced by the processes described herein are provided.12-17-2009
20110195470Production of Isoprenoids - The invention provides a biological method of producing isoprenoids.08-11-2011
20130040352PRODUCTION OF FATTY ALCOHOLS WITH FATTY ALCOHOL FORMING ACYL-COA REDUCTASES (FAR) - The disclosure relates to methods of producing fatty alcohols from recombinant host cells comprising genes encoding heterologous fatty acyl-CoA reductase (FAR) enzymes. The disclosure further relates to FAR enzymes and functional fragments thereof derived from marine bacterium and particularly marine gamma proteobacterium such as 02-14-2013
20130052706PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ISOPRENOL FROM MEVALONATE EMPLOYING A DIPHOSPHO-MEVOLONATE DECARBOXYLASE - Described is a method for the enzymatic production of isoprenol using mevalonate as a substrate and enzymatically converting it by a decarboxylation step into isoprenol as well as the use of an enzyme which is capable of catalyzing the decarboxylation of mevalonate for the production of isoprenol from mevalonate. Furthermore described is the use of mevalonate as a starting material for the production of isoprenol in an enzymatically catalysed reaction. Also disclosed is a method for the production of isoprene comprising the method for the production of isoprenol using mevalonate as a substrate and enzymatically converting it by a decarboxylation step into isoprenol and further comprising the step of converting the produced isoprenol into isoprene as well as a method for the production of isoamyl alcohol comprising the method for the production of isoprenol using mevalonate as a substrate and enzymatically converting it by a decarboxylation step into isoprenol and further comprising the step of converting the produced isoprenol into isoamyl alcohol.02-28-2013
20130071900PROCESS FOR PROCESSING A LIGNOCELLULOSIC MATERIAL - Calcium-containing lignocellulosic material is converted at a temperature in the range from equal to or more than 120° C. to equal to or less than 210° C. with an aqueous acid solution containing one or more inorganic acids and having a pH in the range from equal to or more than 1.8 to equal to or less than 4.0 to produce a mixture, containing pretreated lignocellulosic material and aqueous acid solution, having an overall pH in the range from equal to or more than 3.0 to equal to or less than 4.5. The process allows reduction in the formation of insoluble salts.03-21-2013
20130164805Recombinant Microorganisms Having Enhanced Propanol and Method for Preparing Propanol Using the Same - The present invention relates to mutant microorganisms having the ability to produce propanol in high concentration and high yield, and to a method of producing propanol using the same. More particularly, the invention relates to mutant microorganisms having the ability to produce propanol in high concentration and high yield, which have introduced therein genes that encodes enzymes which are involved in the biosynthesis of propanol from threonine, and to a method of producing propanol using the same06-27-2013
20110045560METHOD FOR PRODUCING OPTICALLY ACTIVE 2-METHYL-ALKANOLS - A process for preparing optically active 2-methylalkan-1-ol of the general formula (III) comprising the following steps: 02-24-2011
20090137014PRODUCTION OF ISOPRENOIDS - Provided herein are methods for a robust production of isoprenoids via one or more biosynthetic pathways. Also provided herein are nucleic acids, enzymes, expression vectors, and genetically modified host cells for carrying out the subject methods. Also provided herein are fermentation methods for high productivity of isoprenoids from genetically modified host cells.05-28-2009
20120237992ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL-PRODUCING BACTERIUM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL - The present invention provides an isopropyl alcohol-producing 09-20-2012
20090081743TRANSPORTABLE ALGAE BIODIESEL SYSTEM - A portable system and method for producing biofuel from algae are disclosed. In the portable system, a chemostat and a plug flow reactor formed from plastic bladders are interconnected. Further, an algae separator is in fluid communication with the plug flow reactor for removing algae cells. Also, the system includes a device for processing biofuel from the algae cells. Importantly, the system includes a temperature controller to maintain desired temperatures in the chemostat and plug flow reactor for algae growth and intracellular algae production. In order to further support algae cell growth, the system includes a device for capturing carbon dioxide and delivering the carbon dioxide to the chemostat.03-26-2009
20090246842ENGINEERED MICROORGANISMS FOR PRODUCING PROPANOL - Methods and compositions for the production of bio-based material precursors are provided.10-01-2009
20100112653Process of Producing a Fermentation Product - The present invention relates to processes for producing a fermentation product from starch-containing material comprising: (a) saccharifying starch-containing material with an alpha-amylase at a temperature below the initial gelatinization temperature of said starch-containing material; (b) fermenting using a fermenting organism, wherein a phytase is present during steps (a) and/or (b).05-06-2010
20110171705PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ALCOHOL - The invention provides a process for the production of an alcohol which comprises cleaving polysaccharides in a cellulosic material in an aqueous medium at a temperature of at least 45° C. using a thermophilic microorganism to yield fermentable sugars, fermenting an aqueous solution of said sugars at a temperature of at least 45° C. with a thermophilic microorganism to yield an alcohol or an alkanoate, if necessary reducing said alkanoate to yield an alcohol, and removing said alcohol from said aqueous solution.07-14-2011
20110250663METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS RELATED TO FATTY ALCOHOL BIOSYNTHETIC ENZYMES - Compositions and methods for producing fatty acid derivatives using recombinant microorganisms are described herein.10-13-2011
20100120105CARBON PATHWAY OPTIMIZED PRODUCTION HOSTS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ISOBUTANOL - A microbial host cell is provided for the production of isobutanol. Carbon flux in the cell is optimized through the Entner-Doudoroff pathway.05-13-2010
20090280545MOLECULE PRODUCTION BY PHOTOSYNTHETIC ORGANISMS - The present invention provides compositions and methods for producing products by photosynthetic organisms. The photosynthetic organisms are genetically modified to effect production, secretion, or both, of products. The methods and compositions are particularly useful in the petrochemical industry.11-12-2009
20120288909MICROBIAL PRODUCTION OF PENTANOL FROM GLUCOSE OR GLYCEROL - The invention relates to the production of pentanol through recombinant gene expression and metabolic engineering.11-15-2012
20080305534Novel Glycerol Dehydrogenase, Gene Therefor, and Method of Utilizing the Same - The present invention provides a polypeptide having physicochemical characteristics of (1) to (5) described below: 12-11-2008
20080213847PROCESS FOR PRODUCING PRENYL ALCOHOLS - A method of producing a prenyl alcohol(s) by culturing a mutant cell into which a fusion gene of farnesyl diphosphate synthase gene and geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase gene has been introduced and recovering the prenyl alcohol(s) from the resultant culture.09-04-2008
20090325251Methods and Systems for Biomass Conversion to Carboxylic Acids and Alcohols - The disclosure includes a method, process and apparatus for the conversion of biomass to carboxylic acids and/or primary alcohols. The system may include a pretreatment/fermentation subsystem operable to produce a fermentation broth containing carboxylic acid salts from biomass, such as lignocellulosic biomass. The system may also include a dewatering subsystem operable to remove excess water from the fermentation broth to produce a concentrated product. The system may also includes an acid springing subsystem operable to produce a mixed carboxylic acid product. The system may also include a hydrogenation subsystem operable to produce an alcohol mixture, such as a mixture containing primary alcohols. Methods of operating this system or other systems to obtain a carboxylic acid or alcohol mixture are also provided.12-31-2009
20120244589Photoalkanogens with Increased Productivity - The present disclosure identifies methods and compositions for modifying photoautotrophic organisms as hosts, such that the organisms efficiently convert inorganic carbon and light into n-alkanes, and in particular the use of such organisms for the commercial production of n-alkanes and related molecules.09-27-2012
20090098623PROCESS FOR THE RACEMIZATION OF OPTICALLY ACTIVE SECONDARY ALCOHOLS WITH THE USE OF ALCOHOL DEHYDROGENASE - A method for racemizing optically active secondary alcohols by incubating these alcohols with at least one alcohol dehydrogenase of the E.C. 1.1.1. class.04-16-2009
20090081744Method of processing slops - A method of processing slops including production of biogas characterized in that slops are exposed to anaerobic fermentation in a anaerobic fermenter under generation of biogas and at least a portion of the biogas containing methane and carbon dioxide is fed into a first photo-bioreactor, where the carbon dioxide or a part thereof is consumed during a photosynthesis process producing micro-algae and methane and the residual carbon dioxide are hen withdrawn for further processing.03-26-2009
20100311136RECOMBINANT YEAST AND BRANCHED ALCOHOL PRODUCTION METHOD USING RECOMBINANT YEAST - This invention provides a recombinant yeast that can produce branched alcohol appropriate for automotive fuel and the like and a branched alcohol production method whereby branched alcohol can be produced at low cost with the use of the recombinant yeast.12-09-2010
20110244537REGIO- AND ENANTIOSELECTIVE ALKANE HYDROXYLATION WITH MODIFIED CYTOCHROME P450 - Cytochrome P450 BM-3 from 10-06-2011
20100055751KETOREDUCTASE POLYPEPTIDES AND USES THEREOF - The present disclosure provides engineered ketoreductase enzymes having improved properties as compared to a naturally occurring wild-type ketoreductase enzyme including the capability of stereo specifically reducing (R)-2-methylpentanal to (R)-2-methylpentanol. Also provided are polynucleotides encoding the engineered ketoreductase enzymes, host cells capable of expressing the engineered ketoreductase enzymes, and methods of using the engineered ketoreductase enzymes to produce (R)-2-methylpentanol and related compounds.03-04-2010
20110070617Liquid methanol fuel production from methane gas at bio-normal temperatures and presure - Through staged and monitored control of gas, liquid, and solid source materials, the highly-efficient enzymatic ‘natural factory’ of specific methanotropic bacteria, which evolved dual, alternative, metabolic channels, can be manipulated for human goals. The first stage sets these bacteria to producing liquid methanol by oxidation of methane gas under aerobic conditions (their high-energy channel), which is harvested at the peak. The second stage, by establishing anaerobic conditions and providing supplementary metals, forces the bacteria to use their lower-energy channel for inorganic hydrogen-donor to organic-energy-transport, during which the older and weaker organisms become ‘food’ for newer and (relatively) stronger organisms. This accomplishes the desired result of liquid methanol production without employing a human-engineered industrial-chemical process with the costly high energy requirements associated with temperatures and pressures required by the prior art for converting methane gas to liquid methanol.03-24-2011
20120202260HYBRID BIOREFINING AND GASIFICATION OF LIGNOCELLULOSIC FEEDSTOCKS - Processes and systems for concurrent recovery of lignin derivatives and syngas from a lignocellulosic feedstock. The processes and systems therefor generally comprise the steps of: (a) perfusing and cooking the lignocellulosic feedstock with a suitable organic solvent for a suitable period of time thereby producing a cellulosic solids output stream and a spent liquid solvent stream, said spent liquid solvent stream comprising solubilized lignin derivatives and other organic compounds; (b) separating said cellulosic solids output stream and said spent liquid solvent stream; (c) recovering lignin derivatives from the spent liquid solvent stream thereby producing at least a partially de-lignified spent liquid solvent stream; (d) recovering a portion of the organic solvent from the at least partially de-lignified spent liquid solvent stream thereby producing a stillage; and (e) gasifying the cellulosic solids output stream thereby producing a combustible syngas.08-09-2012
20100311137Microorganisms Having Enhanced Tolerance To Inhibitors and Stress - The present invention provides genetically modified strains of microorganisms that display enhanced tolerance to stress and/or inhibitors such as sodium acetate and vanillin. The enhanced tolerance can be achieved by increasing the expression of a protein of the Sm-like superfamily such as a bacterial Hfq protein and a fungal Sm or Lsm protein. Further, the present invention provides methods of producing alcohol from biomass materials by using the genetically modified microorganisms of the present invention.12-09-2010
20110250662Methods for gasification of carbonaceous materials - The present disclosure is generally directed to process of gasification of carbonaceous materials to produce synthesis gas or syngas. The present disclosure provides improved methods of gasification comprising: adding one or more carbonaceous materials, adding a molecular oxygen-containing gas, adding carbon dioxide gas and optionally adding water into said gasifier. This disclosure is also directed to process of production of one or more alcohols from said syngas via fermentation or digestion in the presence of at least one microorganism.10-13-2011
20090137015METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PREPARING MATERIAL FOR MICROBIOLOGICAL FERMENTATIONS - The present invention relates to a method for preparing organic material for microbiological fermentations of municipal waste water sludge for reducing the waste water sludge and/or of cellulosic material for the production of biofuels, with at least one of the following steps: disintegrating and/or liquefying the organic and/or cellulosic material by using a jet pump and/or creating a supersonic shock zone in a jet pump the organic and/or cellulosic material is supplied to in order to disintegrate and/or liquefy the organic and/or cellulosic material and/or applying high pressure steam to an annular ring chamber enclosing a tube of a jet pump and directing the steam into the tube of the jet pump thereby sucking organic and/or cellulosic material into the tube and creating a supersonic shock zone in the jet pump in order to disintegrate and/or liquefy the organic and/or cellulosic material. The present invention also relates to an apparatus for preparing organic material for microbiological fermentations of municipal waste water sludge for reducing the waste water sludge and/or of cellulosic material for production of biofuels comprising a jet pump.05-28-2009
20110256599ENHANCED PRODUCTION OF FATTY ACID DERIVATIVES - Genetically engineered cells and microorganisms are provided that produce fatty alcohols from the fatty acid biosynthetic pathway, as well as methods of their use.10-20-2011
20090203096Process for Production of Optically Active Alcohol - The present invention provides methods for producing (S)-1,1,1-trifluoro-2-propanol, which include the step of reacting an enzyme of any one of alcohol dehydrogenase CpSADH, alcohol dehydrogenase ReSADH, carbonyl reductase ScoPAR, (2S,3S)-butanediol dehydrogenase ZraSBDH, carbonyl reductase ScGCY1, tropinone reductase HnTR1, tropinone reductase DsTR1, or alcohol dehydrogenase BstADHT, a microorganism or a transformant strain that functionally expresses the enzyme, or a processed material thereof, with 1,1,1-trifluoroacetone. The present invention also provides methods for producing (R)-1,1,1-trifluoro-2-propanol, which include the step of reacting alcohol dehydrogenase PfODH, a microorganism or a transformant strain that functionally expresses the enzyme, or a processed material thereof, with 1,1,1-trifluoroacetone.08-13-2009
20100323417CARBON CAPTURE IN FERMENTATION - The invention relates to methods of capturing carbon by microbial fermentation of a gaseous substrate comprising CO. The methods of the invention include converting CO to one or more products including alcohols and/or acids and optionally capturing CO2 to improve overall carbon capture. In certain aspects, the invention relates to processes for producing alcohols, particularly ethanol, from industrial waste streams, particularly steel mill off-gas.12-23-2010
20120040426PRIMARY ALCOHOL PRODUCING ORGANISMS - The invention provides a non-naturally occurring microbial organism having a microbial organism having at least one exogenous gene insertion and/or one or more gene disruptions that confer production of primary alcohols. A method for producing long chain alcohols includes culturing these non-naturally occurring microbial organisms.02-16-2012
20080274523PRODUCTION OF ISOPRENOIDS - The present invention provides methods for a robust production of isoprenoids via one or more biosynthetic pathways. The invention also provides nucleic acids, enzymes, expression vectors, and genetically modified host cells for carrying out the subject methods. The invention also provides fermentation methods for high productivity of isoprenoids from genetically modified host cells.11-06-2008
20120009640FATTY ALCOHOL FORMING ACYL REDUCTASES (FARS) AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The present disclosure provides methods useful for producing fatty alcohol compositions from recombinant host cells. The disclosure further provides variant fatty acyl-CoA reductase (FAR) enzymes, polynucleotides encoding the variant FAR enzymes, and vectors and host cells comprising the same.01-12-2012
20110165642TRANSFORMANT OF CORYNEFORM BACTERIA CAPABLE OF PRODUCING ISOPROPANOL - A transformant capable of producing isopropanol which is constructed by transferring the following genes (a) to (d) into a coryneform bacterium: 07-07-2011
20110165643Separation of Lignin From Hydrolyzate - A method for the production water insoluble reactive lignin having low sulfur content and lignosulfonates from lignocellulosic material in a batch or continuous process. Lignocellulosic material is fractionated to produce water insoluble native lignin and lignosulfonates in various ratios, while preserving the cellulose and hydrolyzed hemicelluloses using water, ethanol and sulfur dioxide.07-07-2011
20120156745METHYL BUTENOL SYNTHASE - The present invention provides novels genes encoding methyl butenol (MBO) synthase, methy butenol synthases and their use in methyl butenol production.06-21-2012
20120135486Methods and Compositions for the Extracellular Transport of Biosynthetic Hydrocarbons and Other Molecules - The present disclosure identifies methods and compositions for modifying photoautotrophic organisms as hosts, such that the organisms efficiently convert carbon dioxide and light into hydrocarbons, e.g., n-alkanes and n-alkenes, wherein the n-alkanes are secreted into the culture medium via recombinantly expressed transporter proteins. In particular, the use of such organisms for the commercial production of n-alkanes and related molecules is contemplated.05-31-2012
20120135485SORBENT AND PROCESS FOR REMOVING FERMENTATION INHIBITORS - The invention pertains to, for example, an improved sorbent and process for removing fermentation inhibitors such as furfural and/or HMF in microbial processes utilizing fermentable sugars obtained from biomass including, for example, in the production of bioalcohols. The sorbent is capable of separating one or more inhibitors from monosaccharides and is characterized by: (1) a K05-31-2012
20100062504Nerolidol, Terpene, and Terpene Deriviative Synthesis - According to one embodiment, the description relates to a method of nerolidol production. The method includes culturing a yeast strain lacking functional squalene synthase and overproducing HMG CoA reductase in synthetic medium lacking uracil and producing nerolidol. The pH of the medium may be adjusted to an acidic level to further increase nerolidol production. Other chemicals may also be produced by this method. The nerolidol or other chemicals may be removed from the yeast or medium or both. The medium may additionally contain a polyaromatic resin, which may adsorb nerolidol or other chemicals.03-11-2010
20090061493Lipid Pathway Modification in Oil-Bearing Microorganisms - The invention provides methods of modifying the lipids produced by microbial organisms through genetic engineering. The invention also provides genetically engineered microbes and methods of fermenting microbes for oil production. Also provided are oils, fuels, oleochemicals, chemical precursors, and other compounds manufactured by such modified microorganisms. Exemplary oil-bearing organisms include organisms containing one or more exogenous genes encoding a fatty acyl-ACP thioesterase, fatty acyl-CoA/aldehyde reductase, fatty acyl-CoA reductase, fatty aldehyde reductase, fatty aldehyde decarbonylase, and/or an acyl carrier protein.03-05-2009
20120225462NUTRIENT COMPOSITION FOR SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE AND METHOD FOR USING THE SAME - Nutrient composition for 09-06-2012
20120264184ALTERNATIVE PATHS TO ALCOHOLS AND HYDROCARBONS FROM BIOMASS - A method of producing alcohols, hydrocarbons, or both from biomass, the method including converting biomass into a carboxylic acid; reacting the carboxylic acid with an olefin to produce an ester; and hydrogenolyzing the ester to produce alcohol. The steps of reacting the carboxylic acid with an olefin to produce an ester, and hydrogenolyzing the ester to produce an alcohol, may both be carried out in the same reactor.10-18-2012
20100221800MICROORGANISM ENGINEERED TO PRODUCE ISOPROPANOL - Provided herein are metabolically-modified microorganisms useful for producing biofuels.09-02-2010
20110124068RECOVERY OF HIGHER ALCOHOLS FROM DILUTE AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS - This invention is directed to methods for recovery of C3-C6 alcohols from dilute aqueous solutions, such as fermentation broths. Such methods provide improved volumetric productivity for the fermentation and allow recovery of the alcohol. Such methods also allow for reduced energy use in the production and drying of spent fermentation broth due to increased effective concentration of the alcohol product by the simultaneous fermentation and recovery process which increases the quantity of alcohol produced and recovered per quantity of fermentation broth dried. Thus, the invention allows for production and recovery of C3-C6 alcohols at low capital and reduced operating costs.05-26-2011
20120322117ENZYMATIC PRODUCTION OF ALCOHOL ESTERS FOR RECOVERY OF DIOLS PRODUCED BY FERMENTATION - Diols produced in fermentation are processed in broth by esterification of the product diol with a carboxylic acid (e.g., fatty acid) and a catalyst (e.g., lipase) capable of esterifying the product diol, such as 1,3-propanediol, with the carboxylic acid to form the diol esters. The diol esters can be extracted from the broth, and the product diol recovered from the diol esters. The carboxylic acid can also serve as an extractant for removal of the diol esters from the fermentation medium.12-20-2012
20100203604TRANSFORMANT CAPABLE OF PRODUCING ISOPROPANOL - A transformant capable of producing isopropanol which is constructed by transferring the following genes (a) to (d) into an aerobic bacterium or a facultative anaerobic bacterium: 08-12-2010
20100233769Biomass treatment process - A process for the treatment of biomass is provided. The process comprises forming a biomass slurry by mixing biomass with a working fluid, and inducing the biomass slurry to flow through an inlet into a passage. A high velocity transport fluid is injected into the slurry through a nozzle communicating with the passage. The injection of the high velocity transport fluid applies a shear force to the slurry such that the working fluid is atomised and forms a vapour and droplet flow regime, an at least partial vacuum is formed within the passage downstream of the nozzle, and a condensation shock wave is generated within the passage downstream of the nozzle and vacuum by condensation of the transport fluid. An apparatus for treating biomass using the aforementioned process is also provided.09-16-2010
20120329112Microorganisms Having Enhanced Tolerance To Inhibitors and Stress - The present invention provides genetically modified strains of microorganisms that display enhanced tolerance to stress and/or inhibitors such as sodium acetate and vanillin. The enhanced tolerance can be achieved by increasing the expression of a protein of the Sm-like superfamily such as a bacterial Hfq protein and a fungal Sm or Lsm protein. Further, the present invention provides methods of producing alcohol from biomass materials by using the genetically modified microorganisms of the present invention.12-27-2012
20130011891MICROORGANISMS FOR PRODUCING BUTADIENE AND METHODS RELATED THERETO - The invention provides non-naturally occurring microbial organisms having a butadiene or crotyl alcohol pathway. The invention additionally provides methods of using such organisms to produce butadiene or crotyl alcohol.01-10-2013
20130011892RECOMBINANT YEAST AND BRANCHED ALCOHOL PRODUCTION METHOD USING RECOMBINANT YEAST - This invention provides a recombinant yeast that can produce branched alcohol appropriate for automotive fuel and the like and a branched alcohol production method whereby branched alcohol can be produced at low cost with the use of the recombinant yeast. A recombinant yeast in which a hydroxymethyl glutaryl-CoA reductase gene has been expressed to a high degree and the ADP-ribose pyrophosphatase gene and/or the yhfR gene are introduced so as to be expressed therein is provided.01-10-2013
20080220489Efficient use of biogas carbon dioxide in liquid fuel synthesis - The invention provides methods for producing methanol, higher alcohols (containing 2 or more carbons), in particular ethanol, or diesel fuel from biological wastes such as manure, sewage, and crop wastes, as well as from other organic materials. In the methods, organic material is first fermented by anaerobic microorganisms to a biogas consisting primarily of methane and carbon dioxide. The biogas is then converted to synthesis gas consisting primarily of CO and H09-11-2008
20080220488Process for making isooctenes from dry 1-butanol - The present invention relates to a process for making isooctenes using dry 1-butanol derived from fermentation broth. The isooctenes so produced are useful for the production of fuel additives.09-11-2008
20130177954METHOD FOR PRODUCING ISOPROPANOL AND RECOMBINANT YEAST CAPABLE OF PRODUCING ISOPROPANOL - Isopropanol is produced with good productivity via fermentation processes. Specifically, isopropanol is produced at a high level in a medium by culturing recombinant yeast into which an acetoacetyl CoA synthase gene and a group of genes (isopropanol synthesis-related gene group) encoding a group of enzymes for synthesis of isopropanol from acetoacetyl CoA have been introduced.07-11-2013
20130203140PRODUCTION OF ISOPRENOIDS UNDER NEUTRAL pH CONDITIONS - Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a process for producing isoprenoid precursor molecules and/or isoprenoids from a starch substrate by saccharification and/or fermentation. The saccharification is effectively catalyzed by a glucoamylase at a pH in the range of 5.0 to 8.0. At a pH of 6.0 or above, the glucoamylase possesses at least 50% activity relative to its maximum activity. The saccharification and fermentation may be performed as a simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF) process.08-08-2013
20110250661Methods for gasification of carbonaceous materials - The present disclosure is generally directed to process of gasification of carbonaceous materials to produce synthesis gas or syngas. The present disclosure provides improved methods of gasification comprising: adding one or more carbonaceous materials, adding a molecular oxygen-containing gas, adding a methane-containing gas and optionally adding water or steam into said gasifier. This disclosure is also directed to process of production of one or more alcohols from said syngas via fermentation or digestion in the presence of at least one microorganism.10-13-2011
20100311135ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL- PRODUCING BACTERIUM AND METHOD OF PRODUCING ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL USING THE SAME - The invention provides: an isopropyl alcohol-producing bacterium which has an acetoacetate decarboxylase activity, an isopropyl alcohol dehydrogenase activity, a CoA transferase activity and a thiolase activity having been imparted thereto and is capable of producing isopropyl alcohol from a plant-derived material; a method of producing isopropyl alcohol whereby isopropyl alcohol is produced from a plant-derived material by using this isopropyl alcohol-producing bacterium; and an apparatus therefor.12-09-2010
20130095542ENGINEERED MICROORGANISMS AND INTEGRATED PROCESS FOR PRODUCING N-PROPANOL, PROPYLENE AND POLYPROPYLENE - The invention provides fermentative methods for producing n-propanol. The methods of the invention involve providing a suitable carbon source, a microorganism expressing the dicarboxylic acid pathway, reducing equivalents, and at least one gene coding for an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of propionate/propionyl-CoA into n-propanol. The methods further involve contacting the carbon source and reducing equivalents with the microorganism under conditions favorable for the production of n-propanol. Also provided are methods for producing propylene and polypropylene from the n-propanol and microorganisms suitable for use in the methods of the invention.04-18-2013

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