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Biological Conversion of Pyrolytic Products to Ethanol and Lipids
Pyrolysis is a promising technology that can convert up to 75 % of lignocellulosic biomass into crude bio-oil. However, due to the complex chemical compositions of bio-oil, its further refining into fuels and high value ...
TWO-STAGE HETEROTROPHIC AND PHOTOTROPHIC CULTURE TECHNOLOGY FOR MICROALGAL BIOFUEL PRODUCTION
Microalgae are attractive feedstocks for producing renewable biofuels. In this dissertation, I developed a two-stage heterotrophic and phototrophic microalgae culture system for biofuel production. Heterotrophic cultures ...
ELUCIDATING GENES AND PATHWAYS REQUIRED FOR MEIOSIS IN YEAST AND MAMMALS
Meiosis is an important developmental program that determines the quality and quantity of the next generation. The process is conserved in a range of organisms from unicellular budding yeast to multi-cellular mammals. ...
MIXOTROPHIC AND EXTREMOPHILIC ALGAE FOR PHOTOSYNTHETIC BIOREFINERY
Mass outdoor cultivation of microalgae faces challenges of low productivity, contamination, inefficient CO2 supply, and difficulties in harvesting. A two-stage cultivation process was developed to address some of these ...
LIGNIN UNLOCKING PROCESS IN WOOD-FEEDING TERMITES FOR EFFECTIVE BIOMASS SUGAR RELEASE
This study explored a unique lignin unlocking process in wood-feeding termite (WFT) Coptotermes formosanus (Shiraki) for subsequent effective polysaccharide utilization during the digestion of woody biomass. Utilization ...