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Larry Cameron Anthony, Lori Ann Maggio Hall: Enhanced pyruvate to acetolactate conversion in yeast. Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels, Christine M Lhulier, March 11, 2014: US08669094 (20 worldwide citation)

A high flux in conversion of pyruvate to acetolactate was achieved in yeast through expression of acetolactate synthase in the cytosol in conjunction with reduction in pyruvate decarboxylase activity. Additional manipulations to improve flux to acetolactate are reduced pyruvate dehydrogenase activit ...


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Gail K Donaldson, Andrew C Eliot, Lori Ann Maggio Hall, Vasantha Nagarajan, Charles E Nakamura, Jean Francois Tomb: Fermentive production of four carbon alcohols. Butamax Advanced Biofuels, Andrew P Baraniak, September 9, 2014: US08828704 (20 worldwide citation)

Methods for the fermentive production of four carbon alcohols are provided. Specifically, butanol, preferably 2-butanol is produced by the fermentive growth of a recombinant bacteria expressing a 2-butanol biosynthetic pathway. The recombinant microorganisms and methods of the invention can also be ...


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Christof Lafleur, Harry Bouknight Jr, Harry Bouknight Sr: System for creating a biofuel. Biofuels Allied, Powertech International Holding, Buskop Law Group PC, Wendy Buskop, November 18, 2008: US07452515 (20 worldwide citation)

A system for making a biodiesel fuel using a biofuel reactor with at least one chamber and at least a two atomizers in each chamber, at least one atomizer with biofuel feedstock nozzles, and a second atomizer with alcohol with catalyst nozzles to simultaneously atomize and quickly react the biofuel ...


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Horton Colin: Biodiesel production. Greenergy Biofuels, Horton Colin, FJ CLEVELAND, October 11, 2007: WO/2007/113530 (20 worldwide citation)

The disclosure elates to the field of biodiesel production to provide fuel for diesel internal combustion engines. In particular, the disclosure seeks to provide an improved process for manufacturing diesel fuels having at least a component derived from waste natural (non- synthetic) oils which are ...


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Michael G Bramucci, Andrew C Eliot, Lori Ann Maggio Hall, Charles E Nakamura: Butanol dehydrogenase enzyme from the bacterium. Butamax Advanced Biofuels, Christine M Lhulier, April 8, 2014: US08691540 (19 worldwide citation)

From a bacterial strain isolated from an environmental sample, after enrichment in medium containing 1-butanol as the carbon source, a new enzyme with butanol dehydrogenase activity was identified. The enzyme can convert butyraldehyde to 1-butanol, isobutyraldehyde to isobutanol, as well as 2-butano ...


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Michael Dauner, Lori Ann Maggio Hall, Jean Francois Tomb: Recombinant host cells comprising phosphoketolases. Butamax Advanced Biofuels, Andrew P Baraniak, October 28, 2014: US08871488 (19 worldwide citation)

The present invention is related to recombinant host cells comprising: (i) at least one deletion, mutation, and/or substitution in an endogenous gene encoding a polypeptide that converts pyruvate to acetaldehyde, acetyl-phosphate or acetyl-CoA; and (ii) a heterologous polynucleotide encoding a polyp ...


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Michael G Bramucci, Robert A Larossa, Dana R Smulski: Yeast with increased butanol tolerance involving high osmolarity/glycerol response pathway. Butamax Advanced Biofuels, Christine M Lhulier, June 4, 2013: US08455225 (19 worldwide citation)

Increasing tolerance to butanol in yeast has been accomplished by increasing activity of the high osmolarity/glycerol response pathway. Yeast with increased expression of PBS2p, a mitogen activated protein kinase kinase of the MAPK module of the high osmolarity/glycerol response pathway may be used ...


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Gail K Donaldson, Andrew C Eliot, Dennis Flint, Lori Ann Maggio Hall, Vasantha Nagarajan: Fermentive production of four carbon alcohols. Butamax Advanced Biofuels, February 10, 2015: US08951774 (18 worldwide citation)

Methods for the fermentative production of four carbon alcohols is provided. Specifically, butanol, preferably isobutanol is produced by the fermentative growth of a recombinant bacterium expressing an isobutanol biosynthetic pathway.


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Michael J Haas: Fuels as solvents for the conduct of enzymatic reactions. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, M Howard Silverstein, John Fado, Janelle S Graeter, December 16, 1997: US05697986 (18 worldwide citation)

The present invention describes a method of producing biofuels by carrying out the enzymatic transesterification of fatty acid-containing materials directly in automotive fuels.


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Liao James C, Atsumi Shota, Smith Kevin M, Shen Roa Pu Claire, Cann Anthony F, Connor Michael R: Biofuel production by recombinant microorganisms. The Regents Of The University Of California, Liao James C, Atsumi Shota, Smith Kevin M, Shen Roa Pu Claire, Cann Anthony F, Connor Michael R, BAKER Joseph R Jr, August 14, 2008: WO/2008/098227 (18 worldwide citation)

Provided herein are metabolically-modif ied microorganisms useful for producing biofuels. More specifically, provided herein are methods of producing high alcohols including isobutanol, 1-butanol, 1-propanol, 2-methyl-l-butanol, 3- methyl-1-butanol and 2-phenylethanol from a suitable substrate.



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