Second-Generation Biofuel: Isobutanol Producing Biocatalyst

With support from EPA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, Gevo launched a project to identify rate-limiting steps in the isobutanol pathway in yeast. This effort resulted in the development of genetic and biochemical assays to characterize each of the enzymes involved in the production of isobutanol in yeast.

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8. Wood based bio-fuels are one form of energy that is renewable

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8.1 Sources of cellulosic residuals used are found in forest operations and in industry process

8.5 Fermentation processess use specialized yeasts to create isobutanol.