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XYLOSE UTILIZING OLEAGINOUS YEAST

United States Patent Application

20170088866
A1
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Presented herein are oleaginous strains of yeast such as Saccharomyces cerevisiae that have been modified to allow for xylose utilization. Such strains are also modified to allow for higher lipid accumulation utilizing a broad range of sugar monomers such as those released during pretreatment and enzymatic saccharification of lignocellulosic biomass. Methods of producing lipids and ethanol using these yeast strains are also disclosed.
KNOSHAUG, Eric P. (Golden, CO), ZHANG, Min (Lakewood, CO), SINGH, Arjun (Lakewood, CO), GUARNIERI, Michael T. (Denver, CO)
15/ 282,591
September 30, 2016
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-08G028308 between the United States Department of Energy and Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the Manager and Operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.