Metabolism of biorenewable hydrolysates by extremophilic microorganisms

Tonya Peeples, T. Akim Nilausen, Kazeem Olanrewaju, Gary A. Aurand

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Abstract

Microorganisms from extreme environments represent an expanding pool of untapped transformation capacity and were applied in the conversion of cellulosic hydrolysates to organic acids. Novel metabolism of products from supercritical water hydrolysis by the hyperthermophilic bacterium, Thermotoga maritima, is presented. These results demonstrate the ability of extremophiles to transform components that inhibit conventional microbial systems. The expanded application of these research activities will help develop biocatalytic conversions as environmentally beneficial strategies for the production of fuels and chemicals. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the AIChE 2010 Spring National Meeting (San Antonio, TX 3/21-25/2010).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication10AIChE - 2010 AIChE Spring Meeting and 6th Global Congress on Process Safety
Publication statusPublished - Aug 31 2010
Event2010 AIChE Spring Meeting and 6th Global Congress on Process Safety, 10AIChE - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Mar 21 2010Mar 25 2010

Publication series

Name10AIChE - 2010 AIChE Spring Meeting and 6th Global Congress on Process Safety

Conference

Conference2010 AIChE Spring Meeting and 6th Global Congress on Process Safety, 10AIChE
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period3/21/103/25/10

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Safety Research

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Peeples, T., Akim Nilausen, T., Olanrewaju, K., & Aurand, G. A. (2010). Metabolism of biorenewable hydrolysates by extremophilic microorganisms. In 10AIChE - 2010 AIChE Spring Meeting and 6th Global Congress on Process Safety (10AIChE - 2010 AIChE Spring Meeting and 6th Global Congress on Process Safety).