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Metabolic Engineering of Clostridium cellulolyticum for Production of Isobutanol from Cellulose

Description:
Producing biofuels directly from cellulose, known as consolidated bioprocessing, is believed to reduce costs substantially compared to a process in which cellulose degradation and fermentation to fuel are accomplished in separate steps. This research presents a metabolic engineering example for the development of a Clostridium cellulolyticum strain for isobutanol synthesis directly from cellulose.

Related Topics:
4. Various sources of energy are used to power human activities.

Associated Grade Levels:
9-1011-12

Related Sub-Topics

4.7 Different sources of energy and different ways energy is transformed, transported, and stored.