This research involves the discovery and manipulation of genes encoding the enzymes of biosynthetic pathways, the regulation of those pathways and associated processes, and transport of metabolites and products across compartments and secretion form the cell. Complementary to this work is his interest in fungal genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and modeling for more efficient identification of genetic targets and foundational understanding of fungal systems under the stress of producing high concentrations of desirable biofuels or bioproducts.
Within the ABF, Dr. Magnuson focuses on leading research and development of fungal hosts for production of bioproduct and biofuel targets by utilization of the DBTL approach. The first tier filamentous fungal host is the acidotolerant species Aspergillus pseudoterreus, which is being employed to produce organic acids without pH neutralization, thus avoiding salt formation in downstream processing. Finally, he directs the scale up and testing of fungal bioprocesses at intermediate scales in stirred tank reactors to support the scaling and integration task.
Advances In Fungal Biotechnology For Industry, Agriculture, And Medicine 2004
In: Methods in Molecular Biology. One such technology developed at PNNL, hydrothermal liquefaction, mimics the geological conditions the Earth uses to create crude oil. Using high pressure and temperature, this process achieves in minutes what typically takes millions of years. Researchers are teaming with other national lab partners and industry to understand where potential biofuel feedstocks—wastes—are most greatly concentrated across the nation.
Their aim is to help the biofuels industry boost production capability. The aviation industry now has a way to make such jet fuel blends that meet jet standards and are more cost competitive than ever. PNNL possesses a robust suite of bioenergy analysis tools in the areas of liquefaction, gasification, and catalytic hydrothermal gasification, and fermentation.
One example is the Biomass Assessment Tool, which resolves questions about the amount of energy that can be produced, where production can occur, and how much land, water, and nutrient resources will be required. And in a unique partnership with Washington State University, the Bioproducts, Sciences, and Engineering Laboratory houses labs for fungal strain and bioprocess development and optimization, as well as a biorefinery for technology development.
Animal manure, sludge, and food waste are just garbage to most people. Skip to main content. Bioenergy Technologies. JUNE 12, MAY 14,