Challenges in ethanol production with fusarium oxysporum through consolidated bioprocessing
Journal article, 2014

Fusarium oxysporum has been reported as being able to both produce the enzymes necessary to degrade lignocellulosic biomass to sugars and also ferment the monosaccharides to ethanol under anaerobic or microaerobic conditions. However, in order to become an economically feasible alternative to other ethanol-producing microorganisms, a better understanding of its physiology, metabolic pathways, and bottlenecks is required, together with an improvement in its efficiency and robustness. In this report, we describe the challenges for the future and give additional justification for our recent publication.

Fusarium oxysporum

Lignocellulose

Biomass

Ethanol

Author

George E Anasontzis

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Industrial biotechnology

P. Christakopoulos

Luleå University of Technology

Bioengineered Bugs

1949-1026 (eISSN)

Vol. 5 6 393-395

Subject Categories

Industrial Biotechnology

DOI

10.4161/bioe.36328

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5/14/2018