HIGHLIGHTS

Year

Month

Title

2024

March

Discovery of cellulose synthase 1 antagonist illuminates the mechanism of cellulose biosynthesis in plants

2024

March

Comprehensive Review on Plant Cell Walls 

2024

March

Mn/Zr-mediated autooxidation for carbon-carbon bond cleavage of lignin

2024

February

Fractionation of biomass with CELF enables biorefineries with diverse, low-carbon product portfolios

2024

February

Variation in switchgrass yield and composition impacts economics and sustainability

2024

February

Microbial consortium effect depends on poplar genotype

2024

January

Engineering a synthetic Escherichia coli coculture for compartmentalized de novo biosynthesis increases production of esters from biomass mixed sugars

2024

January

Tailoring olefin distribution via tuning rare earth metals in bifunctional Cu-RE/beta-zeolite catalysts for ethanol upgrading

2024

January

Autoxidation catalysis for C-C bond cleavage in lignin increases the theoretical aromatic monomer yield

2024

January

Solid State NMR informs the selection of atomistic secondary cell wall molecular models

2023

December

Furfural a key model inhibitor in the development of lignocellulosic hydrolysate strains

2023

December

Lignin conversion to a performance advantaged biochemical via Pseudomonas putida

2023

December

Cloud native compute and data infrastructure for the Center for Bioenergy Innovation

2023

October

Carbon Capture from Corn Stover Ethanol Production via Mature CBP Enables Large Negative Biorefinery GHG Emissions and Fossil Fuel-Competitive Economics

2023

October

SAGE Technology Developed for Engineering Non-model Microbes Licensed by Two Companies

2023

October

Gene Fitness Profiling Elucidates Aromatic Catabolism in bacterium Sphingobium sp. SYK-6

2023

September

A Key Regulator is Confirmed for Adventitious Root Formation in Populus

2023

September

Few-Shot Learning Enables Population-scale Analysis of Leaf Traits in Populus trichocarpa

2023

September

Testing Cas9/Cas12a Endonucleases to Improve CRISPR Editing Rates in Rice

2023

August

REDUCED WALL ACETYLATION C (RWA C) A Target Gene for Overcoming Biomass Recalcitrance in Populus

2023

August

Validation of a Metabolite GWAS Network for Populus trichocarpa Family 1 UDP Glycosyltransferases

2023

August

Flowering Time in Switchgrass is Affected by an Amino Acid Variant in a Key Gene

2023

July

Novel Split Selectable Markers Allow for Multi-gene Transformation in Plants

2023

July

Rewiring Metabolism of Clostridium thermocellum for Consolidated Bioprocessing of Lignocellulosic Biomass Poplar to Produce Short-Chain Esters

2023

July

Double DAP-seq –A New Technical Platform for Studying Synergistic DNA binding of Interacting Transcription Factors

2023

June

Enabling High-Precision Genetic Engineering in Poplar

2023

June

Re-examining Pyrophosphate Metabolism in Clostridium thermocellum through Genome-Scale Modeling leads to new Hypotheses

2023

June

Pentafluoropyridine with 19F NMR offers a safe and cost-effective alternative to quantify phenolic groups in lignin and lignin-derived products

2023

May

Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Allows Rapid Measurement of In Situ Nutrient Element Distributions in Plants and Soils

2023

May

Rapid Screening of Poplar Leaves for Aromatic Metabolites

2023

May

RB-TnSeqUsed to Identify Novel Bacterial Tolerance Mechanisms

2023

April

Progress in Measuring Plant Respiration as a Major Carbon Flux

2023

April

Fertilization Alters Plant–Fungal Interactions

2023

April

Bacterium that Switches from Ethanol to Propanediol Production

2023

March

Structural and Biochemical Insight into Populus trichocarpa β-1,4-Galactan Synthase

2023

March

How Fatty Acid Biosynthesis is Initiated in Pseudomonas putida KT2440

2023

March

The Development of Better Biomimetic Substrates to Study Xylan-modifying Enzymes

2023

February

Extreme-scale Vector Comparison Enables High-resolution Climate Analysis

2023

February

New Enzyme Mechanism Elucidated for Carbon–Carbon Bond Cleavage in a Lignin Dimer Compound

2023

January

In Vitro Flowering in Poplar for Rapid Reproductive Trait Improvement

2023

January

Genetically Engineering Biosensors in Plants

2023

January

Identification of First RG-I GalA transferase RGGAT1: Opening the Door to Studies of Plant Cell Architecture, Cell:Cell Adhesion and Biomass Recalcitrance

2022

December

Plant Synthetic Biology – New Techniques for Sustainable Production of Biofuels and Biomaterials

2022

December

Hotspots and Sex-Biased Recombination in Populus trichocarpa 

2022

November

Lignin Hydrodeoxygenation Catalyst Yields Aviation-Range Aromatics

2022

November

Engineering Auxotrophic Agrobacterium Improves Plant Transformation

2022

November

Engineering Clostridium thermocellum Glycolysis with ATP-pfk Creates a More Favorable Thermodynamic Driving Force

2022

October

Anaerobic Microbiomes Possess Powerful Enzymatic Strategies to Maintain Lignocellulose Deconstruction at High Biomass Solids

2022

October

A New Enzyme – a Rieske Non-Heme Iron Monooxygenases – Allows Rapid Guaiacol O-Demethylation for Lignin Catabolism

2022

October

Lignin-First Biorefining of Nordic Poplar Produces Cellulose Fibers which could Displace Cotton Production on Agricultural Lands

2022

September

Drought-Tolerant Poplar Enrich for Potentially Beneficial Microbes

2022

September

PdWND1B Transcription Factor Alters Lignocellulosic Biomass and Sugar Release in Populus 

2022

September

Inter-Ecotypic Switchgrass Populations Provide QTLS Explaining Most Phenotypic Variation

2022

August

ZSM-5 Modifications Enhance Liquid Hydrocarbon Yields and Carbon Numbers for Jet Fuel Produced from Biologically Derived Alcohols

2022

August

Cosolvent Enhanced Lignocellulosic Fractionation Tailoring Lignin Chemistry to Enhance Lignin Bioconversion

2022

August

Laccase Specificity Determines Lignin Composition

2022

July

Lignin Pathway Modifications in a Model Grass Show Central Role of Ammonia Lyases in Carbon and Nitrogen Allocation

2022

July

Cu-La/Beta – Bifunctional Zeolitic Catalyst for One step Ethanol Conversion to Hexene and Octene rich Olefins

2022

July

Butanol or Isobutanol as a Value-added Fuel Additive to Inhibit Microbial Degradation of Stored Gasoline

2022

July

Biocatalytically Synthesized Xylans Self assemble into Microparticles with Tunable Properties

2022

June

Proteome Reallocation Enables the Selective de novo Biosynthesis of Non-Linear, Branched-Chain Acetate Esters

2022

June

Vapor-Phase Pyrolysis Screening Links Feedstock Type to Performance in Catalytic Upgrading to Generate Renewable Aromatic Products

2022

April

Demonstration of an In-Silico Approach for the Broad Screening of Carbohydrate Active EnZyme Capacities in Microbiome Bioreactors

2022

April

Rhamnogalacturonan I (RG-I) A Target for Improving Solubilization of Poplar Biomass by Clostridium thermocellum

2022

April

Deep Rooting in Switchgrass for Greater Nitrogen Uptake

2022

March

Diverse Aromatic-catabolic Enzymes are Reviewed for Lignin Valorization

2022

March

Harnessing Natural Diversity of Enzymes to Improve Metabolic Flux

2022

March

Rooting for Success across the Bioenergy Research Centers

2022

February

Multiple Arabidopsis galacturonosyltransferases play a role in the synthesize polymeric homogalacturonans

2022

February

Measuring plant roots is for everyone: RhizoVision Explorer

2022

February

Unusually high tricin lignin levels found in Vanilla planifolia aerial roots

2022

January

Increased Lactate Tolerance of Clostridium thermocellum

2022

January

Alternation of KNAT7 transcription factory expression in poplar changes cell wall characteristics and increases saccharification efficiency

2022

January

Protoplast fusion in Bacillus species produces frequent, unbiased, genome-wide homologous recombination to create a diverse library

2021

December

Hybrid Biological/Catalytic Processes Are Advantageous for Cellulosic Biofuels

2021

December

Controlling Selectivity of Modular Microbial Biosynthesis of Butyryl-CoA-Derived Designer Esters

2021

November

Research Highlighted on the Cover of Journal of Physical Chemistry

2021

November

Barriers and Solutions for Genetic Tool Development for Rapid Domestication of Non model Microorganisms

2021

November

A Gene-Editing Strategy for Overcoming Growth Defects in Plants with Engineered Cell Walls

2021

November

Inter-BRC Report on Frontiers and Opportunities in Bioenergy Crop Microbiome Research Networks

2021

October

Serendipita Fungi Modulate the Switchgrass Root Transcriptome to Circumvent Host Defenses and Establish a Symbiotic Relationship

2021

October

Dynamic Changes in the Populus Leaf Proteome Revealed Across a Diurnal Period

2021

September

A High Throughput Screening Platform Probes Enzymes for Designer Ester Biosynthesis

2021

September

Rational Enzyme Design for Controlled Functionalization of Acetylated Xylan

2021

August

Bioresource Technology Article Awards 2020 Presented at BIORESTEC 2021

2021

August

Recent Metabolic Modeling Advanced by Leveraging Stoichiometry, Thermodynamics and Kinetics with Constraint and Machine Learning based Methods

2021

August

Computational Design and Analysis of Modular Cells for Large Libraries of Exchangeable Product Synthesis Modules

2021

July

Elucidating the Mechanisms of Enhanced Lignin Bioconversion by an Alkali Sterilization Strategy

2021

July

An Integrated Experimental/Informatic Approach to Characterize Proteins of Unknown Function (PUFs) in Bioenergy-Relevant Microbes

2021

June

Advances and Application of CRISPR Cas Systems and Protein Engineering

2021

June

Cross-National Analysis of Food Security Drivers

2021

June

Engineering Promiscuity of Chloramphenicol Acetyltransferase for Microbial Designer Ester Biosynthesis

2021

May

Virtual Early Career Appointee at CBI Anne “Liz” Ware

2021

May

Characterization of aromatic acid/proton symporters in P. putida KT2440 may allow more efficient microbial conversion of lignin related aromatics

2021

May

Metabolic Fluxes of Nitrogen and Pyrophosphate in Chemostat Cultures of C. thermocellum and T. saccharolyticum may control excess amino acids

2021

May

Water movement can supply motive force for chain entanglement between pectin chains and films

2021

April

Guidelines for Performing Lignin-first Biorefining

2021

April

Cytochromes P450 are effective biocatalysts for aromatic Odemethylation of alkylguaiacol substrates from lignin first biorefining

2021

April

Engineering of a CO2 fixing gene from desert plant Agave improves both plant growth and stress tolerance

2021

March

Lignin Utilization Strategies: From Processing to Applications

2021

March

2021 DOE Genomic Sciences Program Annual Principal Investigator (PI) Meeting, Feb. 22-24, 2021

2021

March

Economic Potential for Eucalyptus Production for Jet Fuel Additives in the U.S.

2021

March

Sucrose Trafficking and Water Use in Poplar is Modulated by a Key Transporter

2021

February

Adaptive Evolution of Pseudomonas PutidaKT2440 Improves Aromatic Catabolism and Tolerance

2021

February

A Novel Laccase Enzyme Facilitates Engineering of C-lignin

2021

February

BioFPRJournal Cover “Economic Impact of Yield and Composition Variation in Bioenergy Crops: Populus Trichocarpa”

2021

January

Combined Analytics and Modeling Probing Polymer-Polymer Interactions Within Secondary Cell Walls Leads to Better Structural Insights

2021

January

Enzymatic Synthesis of Artificial Polysaccharides Leads to New Biomaterials

2021

January

Impacts of Lignin Structures on the Lignin-grafted Polycaprolactone Copolymer, a New Biomaterial

2020

December

Enzymatic Synthesis of Artificial Polysaccharides Leads to New Biomaterials

2020

December

Combined Analytics and Modeling Probing Polymer-Polymer Interactions Within Secondary Cell Walls leads to better structural insights

2020

December

Impacts of Lignin Structures on the Lignin-grafted Polycaprolactone Copolymer, a new biomaterial

2020

December

Jessy Labbe awarded 2020 Innovation Award

2020

November

Recent Advances in Biomass Characterization and Modeling – Special Journal Issue led by CBI researchers

2020

October

Future Perspective of Plant BioDesign Research

2020

October

Methods for Metabolic Engineering of Thermoanaerobacterium saccharolyticum

2020

October

Characterization of the willow sex determination system

2020

September

Plant hosts modify the response of the belowground microbial community to extreme drought

2020

September

Variation in Poplar Yield and Composition Impacts Biofuel Economics

2020

September

Plant Biosystems Design for a Carbon Carbon-neutral Bioeconomy

2020

August

Assessing the potential for greenhouse gas mitigation and carbon management with advanced biofuels

2020

August

Genome-wide QTL detection for biofuel traits in switchgrass 

2020

August

Reconfiguring Plant Metabolism for Biodegradable Plastic Production

2020

July

Compensatory plasticity of lignification in poplar

2020

July

Techniques for Determining the Function of Unknown Proteins in the O-Methylation of Plant Polysaccharides

2020

July

Modular engineering of biomass degradation pathways

2020

June

A novel green biomass pretreatment using cellulose-derived solvent Cyrene

2020

June

Development of a genome-scale metabolic model of Clostridium thermocellum and its applications for integration of multi-omics datasets and computational strain design

2020

June

Silencing folylpolyglutamate synthetase1 (FPGS1) in switchgrass (PanicumvirgatumL.) improves lignocellulosic biofuel production

2020

May

Recent CBI Journal Photo Cover- PNAS Cover

2020

May

Recent CBI Journal Photo Cover- Biotechnology and Bioengineering

2020

May

Development of a novel approach for 100x faster identification of all five gene’s structural classes for the non-coding, catalytic RNase P

2020

May

Harnessing metabolism modules to designan optimal modular chassis cell for production of diverse chemicals

2020

April

P.putida secretes outer membrane vesiclesfor extracellular aromatic breakdown

2020

April

Heterogeneous Catalyst Design Principles for the Conversion of Lignin into High‐Value Commodity Fuels and Chemicals

2020

April

Endogenous carbohydrate esterases of Clostridium thermocellum are identified and disrupted for enhanced isobutylacetate production from cellulose

Supported by the DOE Office of Science, Biological and Environmental Research