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Biocatalysts with enhanced inhibitor tolerance

United States Patent

December 8, 2015
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Disclosed herein are biocatalysts for the production of biofuels, including microorganisms that contain genetic modifications conferring tolerance to growth and fermentation inhibitors found in many cellulosic feedstocks. Methods of converting cellulose-containing materials to fuels and chemicals, as well as methods of fermenting sugars to fuels and chemicals, using these biocatalysts are also disclosed.
Yang; Shihui (Lakewood, CO), Linger; Jeffrey (Denver, CO), Franden; Mary Ann (Centennial, CO), Pienkos; Philip T. (Lakewood, CO), Zhang; Min (Lakewood, CO)
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)
14/ 265,039
April 29, 2014
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 between the United States Department of Energy and Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the Manager and Operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.