Tolerating Even More: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Improving Yeast Tolerance to Lignocellulosic Feedstocks


Wouldn’t it be great if we could boost fermentation of high-toxicity biomass hydrolysates? Well, folks are working on this via enhanced biocatalytic tolerance. At the recent DOE BETO 2019 Project Peer Review, Felix Lam and Gregory Stephanopoulos from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, shared how they are working on a yeast bioprocess that is tolerant to wide concentration range of inhibitor cocktails, how this will increase scale via wider diversity of biomass and pretreatment processes, and compatibility with existing infrastructure, lower feedstock costs, increase production, and more.

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