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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Process Technologies for Producing Biofuels and Coproducts from Lignocellulosic Feedstocks

Location: Bioenergy Research Unit

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Creation of a synthetic xylose-inducible promoter for Saccharomyces cerevisiae - (Abstract Only)
(20-Jul-14)
Triacetic acid lactone production from Saccharomyces cerevisiae - (Abstract Only)
(20-Jul-14)
Fuel ethanol production from alkaline peroxide pretreated corn stover - (Abstract Only)
Saha, B.C., Cotta, M.A. 2014. Fuel ethanol production from alkaline peroxide pretreated corn stover [abstract]. American Society for Microbiology. Poster No. 2250.
Biological abatement of inhibitors in rice hull hydrolyzate and fermentation to ethanol using conventional and engineered microbes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nichols, N.N., Hector, R.E., Saha, B.C., Frazer, S.E., Kennedy, G.J. 2014. Biological abatement of inhibitors in rice hull hydrolyzate and fermentation to ethanol using conventional and engineered microbes. Biomass and Bioenergy. 67:79-88.
Process integration for simultaneous saccharification, fermentation, and recovery (SSFR): Production of butanol from corn stover using Clostridium beijerinckii P260 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Qureshi, N., Singh, V., Liu, S., Ezeji, T.C., Saha, B.C., Cotta, M.A. 2014. Process integration for simultaneous saccharification, fermentation, and recovery (SSFR): Production of butanol from corn stover using Clostridium beijerinckii P260. Bioresource Technology. 154:222-228.
Bioconversion of barley straw and corn stover to butanol (a biofuel) in integrated fermentation and simultaneous product recovery bioreactors - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Qureshi, N., Cotta, M.A., Saha, B.C. 2014. Bioconversion of barley straw and corn stover to butanol (a biofuel) in integrated fermentation and simultaneous product recovery bioreactors. Food and Bioproducts Processing. 92:298-308.
Alkaline peroxide pretreatment of corn stover for enzymatic saccharification and ethanol production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Saha, B.C., Cotta, M.A. 2014. Alkaline peroxide pretreatment of corn stover for enzymatic saccharification and ethanol production. Industrial Biotechnology. 10(1):34-41.
Fuel ethanol production from agricultural residues - (Abstract Only)
Saha, B.C., Avci, A., Nichols, N.N., Qureshi, N., Cotta, M.A. 2013. Fuel ethanol production from agricultural residues [abstract SII]. 44th World Chemistry Congress, August 11-16, 2013, Istanbul, Turkey. Paper No. 3.
High temperature dilute phosphoric acid pretreatment of corn stover for furfural and ethanol production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Avci, A., Saha, B.C., Kennedy, G.J., Cotta, M.A. 2013. High temperature dilute phosphoric acid pretreatment of corn stover for furfural and ethanol production. Industrial Crops and Products. 50:478-484.
Growth and fermentation of D-xylose by Saccharomyces cerevisiae expressing a novel D-xylose isomerase originating from the bacterium Prevotella ruminicola TC2-24 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hector, R.E., Dien, B.S., Cotta, M.A., Mertens, J.A. 2013. Growth and fermentation of D-xylose by Saccharomyces cerevisiae expressing a novel D-xylose isomerase originating from the bacterium Prevotella ruminicola TC2-24. Biotechnology for Biofuels. 6:84.
Biological pretreatment of corn stover by Phlebia brevispora for enhanced enzymatic hydrolysis and efficient ethanol production - (Abstract Only)
Saha, B.C., Cotta, M.A. 2013. Biological pretreatment of corn stover by Phlebia brevispora for enhanced enzymatic hydrolysis and efficient ethanol production [abstract]. American Society for Microbiology. Poster No. 2475.
Isobutanol production from bioenergy crops - (Book / Chapter)
Ezeji, T.J., Qureshi, N., Ujor, V. 2014. Isobutanol production from bioenergy crops. In: Gupta, V.K., Tuohy, M., Kubicek, C.P., Saddler, J., Xu, F., editors. Bioenergy Research: Advances and Applications. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier BV. p. 109-118.
Dilute sulfuric acid pretreatment of corn stover for enzymatic hydrolysis and efficient ethanol production by recombinant Escherichia coli FBR5 without detoxification - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Avci, A., Saha, B.C., Kennedy, G.J., Cotta, M.A. 2013. Dilute sulfuric acid pretreatment of corn stover for enzymatic hydrolysis and efficient ethanol production by recombinant Escherichia coli FBR5 without detoxification. Bioresource Technology. 142:312-319.
Simultaneous bioconversion of barley straw to butanol and product recovery: use of concentrated sugar solution and process integration - (Abstract Only)
Qureshi, N., Saha, B.C., Cotta, M.A. 2013. Simultaneous bioconversion of barley straw to butanol and product recovery: use of concentrated sugar solution and process integration [abstract]. Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. Poster 3-29.
Production of ethanol and furfural from corn stover - (Abstract Only)
Saha, B.C., Avci, A., Yoshida, T., Dien, B.S., Kennedy, G.J., Cotta, M.A., Sonomoto, K. 2013. Production of ethanol and furfural from corn stover [abstract]. Americal Chemical Society. Paper No. CELL 293.
Scale-up of wheat straw conversion to fuel ethanol at 100 liter scale - (Abstract Only)
Saha, B.C., Nichols, N.N., Qureshi, N., Kennedy, G.J., Iten, L.B., Cotta, M.A. 2013. Scale-up of wheat straw conversion to fuel ethanol at 100 liter scale [abstract]. Americal Chemical Society. Paper No. CELL 299.
Comparison of separate hydrolysis and fermentation versus simultaneous saccharification and fermentation of pretreated wheat straw to ethanol by Saccharomyces cerevisiae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Saha, B.C., Nichols, N.N., Cotta, M.A. 2013. Comparison of separate hydrolysis and fermentation versus simultaneous saccharification and fermentation of pretreated wheat straw to ethanol by Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy. 7(3):409-414.
Response surface optimization of corn stover pretreatment using dilute phosphoric acid for enzymatic hydrolysis and ethanol production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Avci, A., Saha, B.C., Dien, B.S., Kennedy, G.J., Cotta, M.A. 2013. Response surface optimization of corn stover pretreatment using dilute phosphoric acid for enzymatic hydrolysis and ethanol production. Bioresource Technology. 130:603-612.
Hydrothermal pretreatment and enzymatic saccharification of corn stover for efficient ethanol production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Saha, B.C., Yoshida, T., Cotta, M.A., Sonomoto, K. 2013. Hydrothermal pretreatment and enzymatic saccharification of corn stover for efficient ethanol production. Industrial Crops and Products. 44:367-372.
An economic evaluation of biological conversion of wheat straw to butanol: A biofuel - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Qureshi, N., Saha, B.C., Cotta, M.A., Singh, V. 2013. An economic evaluation of biological conversion of wheat straw to butanol: A biofuel. Energy Conversion and Management. 65:456-462.
Fermentation technologies for ethanol production from wheat straw by a recombinant bacterium - (Abstract Only)
Saha, B.C., Nichols, N.N., Qureshi, N., Cotta, M.A. 2012. Fermentation technologies for ethanol production from wheat straw by a recombinant bacterium [abstract]. Society for Industrial Microbiology. Paper No. S77.
Furfural and ethanol production from corn stover by dilute phosphoric acid pretreatment - (Abstract Only)
Avci, A., Saha, B.C., Kennedy, G.J., Cotta, M.A. 2012. Furfural and ethanol production from corn stover by dilute phosphoric acid pretreatment [abstract]. Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. Paper No. P68.
Cloning and sequencing of CGTase genes of two Thermoanaerobacter strains - (Abstract Only)
Avci, A., Nichols, N.N., Saha, B.C., Cotta, M.A., Donmez, S. 2012. Cloning and sequencing of CGTase genes of two Thermoanaerobacter strains [abstract]. Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. Paper No. P43.
Microbial based pretreatment of corn stover by white rot fungus - (Abstract Only)
Saha, B.C., Cotta, M.A. 2012. Microbial based pretreatment of corn stover by white rot fungus [abstract]. American Society for Microbiology General Meeting. Poster No. 350.
Fuel ethanol production from corn stover under optimized dilute phosphoric acid pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis - (Abstract Only)
Avci, A., Saha, B.C. 2012. Fuel ethanol production from corn stover under optimized dilute phosphoric acid pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis [abstract]. American Society for Microbiology General Meeting. Poster No. 351.
Chemotaxis to furan compounds by furan-degrading Pseudomonas strains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nichols, N.N., Lunde, T.A., Graden, K.C., Hallock, K.A., Kowalchyk, C.K., Southern, R.M., Soskin, E.J., Ditty, J.L. 2012. Chemotaxis to furan compounds by furan-degrading Pseudomonas strains. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 78:6365-6368.
Genetically engineered Escherichia coli FBR5: Part I. Comparison of high cell density bioreactors for enhanced ethanol production from xylose - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Qureshi, N., Dien, B.S., Liu, S., Saha, B.C., Hector, R.E., Cotta, M.A., Hughes, S.R. 2012. Genetically engineered Escherichia coli FBR5: Part I. Comparison of high cell density bioreactors for enhanced ethanol production from xylose. Biotechnology Progress. 28(5):1167-1178.
Genetically engineered Escherichia coli FBR5: Part II. Ethanol production from xylose and simultaneous product recovery - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Qureshi, N., Dien, B.S., Liu, S., Saha, B.C., Cotta, M.A., Hughes, S.R., Hector, R.E. 2012. Genetically engineered Escherichia coli FBR5: Part II. Ethanol production from xylose and simultaneous product recovery. Biotechnology Progress. 28(5):1179-1185.
Microbial production of a biofuel (acetone-butanol-ethanol) in a continuous bioreactor: impact of bleed and simultaneous product removal - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ezeji, T.C., Qureshi, N., Blaschek, H.P. 2013. Microbial production of a biofuel (acetone-butanol-ethanol) in a continuous bioreactor: Impact of bleed and simultaneous product removal. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering. 36(1):109-116.
Optimization of dilute sulfuric acid pretreatment and enzymatic saccharification of corn stover for efficient ethanol production - (Abstract Only)
Avci, A., Saha, B.C. 2012. Optimization of dilute sulfuric acid pretreatment and enzymatic saccharification of corn stover for efficient ethanol production [abstract]. 34th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals. Poster No. 2-32.
Generation of low cost sugars from wheat straw: Progress, opportunities, and challenges - (Abstract Only)
Saha, B.C., Cotta, M.A. 2012. Generation of low cost sugars from wheat straw: Progress, opportunities, and challenges [abstract]. American Chemical Society. Paper No. BIOT 19.
Simultaneous saccharification and fermentation of pretreated wheat straw to fuel ethanol using a recombinant bacterium for improved efficiency - (Abstract Only)
Saha, B.C., Cotta, M.A. 2012. Simultaneous saccharification and fermentation of pretreated wheat straw to fuel ethanol using a recombinant bacterium for improved efficiency [abstract]. American Chemical Society. Paper No. CELL 286.
Ethanol production from lignocellulosic biomass by recombinant Escherichia coli strain FBR5 - (Review Article)
Saha, B.C., Cotta, M.A. 2012. Ethanol production from lignocellulosic biomass by recombinant Escherichia coli strain FBR5. Bioengineered. 3(4):197-202.
Prolonged conversion of n-butyrate to n-butanol with Clostridium saccharoperbutylacetonicum in a two-stage continuous culture with in-situ product removal - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Richter, H., Qureshi, N., Heger, S., Dien, B.S., Cotta, M.A., Angenent, L.T. 2012. Prolonged conversion of n-butyrate to n-butanol with Clostridium saccharoperbutylacetonicum in a two-stage continuous culture with in-situ product removal. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 109:913-921.
Effect of cellulosic sugar degradation products (furfural and hydroxymethylfurfural) on acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE) fermentation using Clostridium beijerinckii P260 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Qureshi, N., Bowman, M.J., Saha, B.C., Hector, R.E., Berhow, M.A., Cotta, M.A. 2012. Effect of cellulosic sugar degradation products (furfural and hydroxymethylfurfural) on acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE) fermentation using Clostridium beijerinckii P260. Journal of Food and Bioproducts Processing. 90:533-540.
Ethanol production from wheat straw by recombinant Escherichia coli strain FBR5 at high solid loading - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Saha, B.C., Nichols, N.N., Cotta, M.A. 2011. Ethanol production from wheat straw by recombinant Escherichia coli strain FBR5 at high solid loading. Bioresource Technology. 102(23):10892-10897.
Comparison of separate hydrolysis and fermentation and simultaneous saccharification and fermentation processes for ethanol production from wheat straw by recombinant Escherichia coli strain FBR5 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Saha, B.C., Nichols, N.N., Qureshi, N., Cotta, M.A. 2011. Comparison of separate hydrolysis and fermentation and simultaneous saccharification and fermentation processes for ethanol production from wheat straw by recombinant Escherichia coli strain FBR5. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 92:865-874.
Cellulosic butanol production from agricultural biomass and residues: Recent advances in technology - (Book / Chapter)
Qureshi, N., Liu, S., Ezeji, T.C. 2012. Cellulosic butanol production from agricultural biomass and residues: Recent advances in technology. In: Lee, J.W., editor. Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts. New York, NY: Springer Science and Business Media. p. 247-265.
Long-term conversion of n-butyrate to n-butanol with Clostridium saccharoperbutylacetonicum using a two-stage continuous culture and in-situ product removal - (Abstract Only)
Richter, H., Qureshi, N., Dien, B.S., Cotta, M.A., Angenent, L.T. 2011. Long-term conversion of n-butyrate to n-butanol with Clostridium saccharoperbutylacetonicum using a two-stage continuous culture and in-situ product removal [abstract]. Society for Industrial Microbiology. Paper No. 19556.
Assessment of in situ butanol recovery by vacuum during acetone butanol ethanol (ABE) fermentation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mariano, A.P., Qureshi, N., Filho, R.M., Ezeji, T.C. 2012. Assessment of in situ butanol recovery by vacuum during acetone butanol ethanol (ABE) fermentation. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology. 87:334-340.
Saccharomyces cerevisiae engineered for xylose metabolism requires gluconeogenesis and the oxidative branch of the pentose phosphate pathway for aerobic xylose assimilation     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hector, R.E., Mertens, J.A., Bowman, M.J., Nichols, N.N., Cotta, M.A., Hughes, S.R. 2011. Saccharomyces cerevisiae engineered for xylose metabolism requires gluconeogenesis and the oxidative branch of the pentose phosphate pathway for aerobic xylose assimilation. Yeast. 28:645-660.
Chemotaxis of Pseudomonas to furans - (Abstract Only)
Nichols, N.N., Ditty, J.L., Lunde, T.A., Hallock, K.A., Southern, R., Kowalchyk, C. 2011. Chemotaxis of Pseudomonas to furans[abstract]. American Society for Microbiology. Paper No. 2292.
Dilute-acid pretreated sugarcane bagasse with fungal treatment and fermentable by Saccharomyces cerevisiae - (Abstract Only)
Da Cruz, S.H., Salgado, G.M., Cotta, M.A. 2011. Dilute-acid pretreated sugarcane bagasse with fungal treatment and fermentable by Saccharomyces cerevisiae [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 33rd Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, May 2-5, 2011, Seattle, Washington. Paper No. 8-32.
Butanol productivity enhancers in wheat straw hydrolyzate: employing potential of enhanced reaction rate - (Abstract Only)
Qureshi, N., Bowman, M.J., Hector, R.E., Saha, B.C., Cotta, M.A. 2011. Butanol productivity enhancers in wheat straw hydrolyzate: employing potential of enhanced reaction rate [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 33rd Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, May 2-5, 2011, Seattle, Washington. Paper No. 11-11.
Bioproduction of butanol in bioreactors: new insights from simultaneous in situ butanol recovery to eliminate product toxicity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mariano, A.P., Qureshi, N., Filho, R.M., Ezeji, T.C. 2011. Bioproduction of butanol in bioreactors: new insights from simultaneous in situ butanol recovery to eliminate product toxicity. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 108(8):1757-1765.
Continuous ethanol production from wheat straw hydrolysate by recombinant ethanologenic Escherichia coli strain FBR5 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Saha, B.C., Cotta, M.A. 2011. Continuous ethanol production from wheat straw hydrolysate by recombinant ethanologenic Escherichia coli strain FBR5. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 90(2):477-487.
Transformation and electrophoretic karyotyping of Coniochaeta ligniaria NRRL30616     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nichols, N.N., Szynkarek, M., Skory, C.D., Gorsich, S.W., Lopez, M.J., Guisado, G.M., Nichols, W.A. 2011. Transformation and electrophoretic karyotyping of Coniochaeta ligniaria NRRL30616. Current Genetics. 57(3):169-175.
Process technologies for production of fuel ethanol from lignocellulosic biomass - (Abstract Only)
Saha, B.C., Cotta, M.A. 2010. Process technologies for production of fuel ethanol from lignocellulosic biomass [abstract]. In: Proceedings of 6th International Symposium on Biocatalysis and Biotechnology, November 17-19, 2010, Seoul, Korea. p. 60.
Engineering industrial Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains for xylose fermentation and comparison for switchgrass conversion - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hector, R.E., Dien, B.S., Cotta, M.A., Qureshi, N. 2011. Engineering industrial Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains for xylose fermentation and comparison for switchgrass conversion. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. 38(9):1193-1202.
Biotechnological production of mannitol and its application - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Saha, B.C., Racine, F.M. 2011. Biotechnological production of mannitol and its application. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 89(4):879-891.
Biomass to Butanol Conversion: Recent Technologies and Process Economics - (Abstract Only)
Qureshi, N., Saha, B.C., Cotta, M.A., Singh, V. 2010. Biomass to butanol conversion: Recent technologies and process economics [abstract]. In: Proceedings of Clostridium 11 Workshop, October 3-6, 2010, San Diego, California. p. 10.
Agricultural residues and energy crops as potentially economical and novel substrates for microbial production of butanol (a biofuel) - (Review Article)
Qureshi, N. 2010. Agricultural residues and energy crops as potentially economical and novel substrates for microbial production of butanol (a biofuel). Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux International. 5(59):1-8.
Novel developments in butanol fermentation: Microbial genetics to agricultural substrates, process technology, and downstream processing - (Abstract Only)
Qureshi, N., Liu, S., Saha, B.C., Cotta, M.A. 2010. Novel developments in butanol fermentation: Microbial genetics to agricultural substrates, process technology, and downstream processing [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 2010 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Midwest Regional Conference, September 30-October 1, 2010, Chicago, Illinois. p. 40.
Global Potential of Rice Hulls as a Renewable Feedstock for Fuel Ethanol Production - (Abstract Only)
Saha, B.C., Cotta, M.A. 2010. Global potential of rice hulls as a renewable feedstock for fuel ethanol production [abstract]. American Institute of Chemical Engineers. p. 33.
Fuel Ethanol Production from Agricultural Residues: Current Status and Future Prospects - (Abstract Only)
Saha, B.C., Qureshi, N., Nichols, N.N., Cotta, M.A. 2010. Fuel ethanol production from agricultural residues: current status and future prospects [abstract]. 14th International Biotechnology Symposium, September 14-18, 2010, Rimini, Italy. Paper No. 1158.
Continuous Production of Ethanol from Wheat Straw Hydrolyzate - (Abstract Only)
Saha, B.C., Cotta, M.A. 2010. Continuous Production of Ethanol from Wheat Straw Hydrolyzate [abstract]. Biotechnology and Biocatalysis. Paper No. 7.
Fuel Ethanol Production from Wheat Straw: Demonstration of Technology at the 100 Liter Scale - (Abstract Only)
Saha, B.C., Nichols, N.N., Qureshi, N., Cotta, M.A. 2010. Fuel Ethanol Production from Wheat Straw: Demonstration of Technology at the 100 Liter Scale [abstract]. Society of Industrial Microbiology. p. 102.
Effects of pH and Corn Steep Liquor Variability on Mannitol Production by Lactobacillus intermedius NRRL B-3693 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Saha, B.C., Racine, F.M. 2010. Effects of pH and Corn Steep Liquor Variability on Mannitol Production by Lactobacillus intermedius NRRL B-3693. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 87(2):553-560.
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