Bioconversion of biomass using a coculture of Thermotoga Maritima and Methanococcus Jannaschii

T. Akim Nilausen, Tonya L. Peeples

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The bioconversion of biomass is a means to produce industrially important chemicals such as lactate, acetate, and ethanol. For this purpose, the feasibility of using the hyperthermophiles Thermotoga maritima and Methanococcus jannaschii was evaluated. A more complete analysis of the pyrolysis and hydrolysis mixture compositions and of the products generated upon extremophilic conversion was presented. This will lead to the development a hybrid thermochemical and extremophile bioconversion process for the production of high value products from agricultural wastes. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the AIChE Annual Meeting (San Francisco, CA 11/12-17/2006).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2006 AIChE Annual Meeting
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event2006 AIChE Annual Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 12 2006Nov 17 2006

Publication series

NameAIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings


Other2006 AIChE Annual Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Bioengineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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