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Pentose fermentation of normally toxic lignocellulose prehydrolysate with strain of Pichia stipitis yeast using air

United States Patent

December 24, 2002
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Strains of the yeast Pichia stipitis NPw9 (ATCC PTA-3717) useful for the production of ethanol using oxygen for growth while fermenting normally toxic lignocellulosic prehydrolysates.
Keller, Jr.; Fred A. (Lakewood, CO), Nguyen; Quang A. (Golden, CO)
Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, MO)
09/ 886,581
June 21, 2001
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC36-99G010337 between the United States Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a Division of the Midwest Research Institute.