Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Clean Technology
Clean Technology
Recombinant Yeast Having Increased Tolerance To Ionic Liquids And Methods Of Use
WARF: P150201US02

Inventors: Jeff Piotrowski, Robert Landick, Scott Bottoms, Quinn Dickinson

The Invention
The present invention relates to materials and methods for the production of ethanol. More particularly, the present invention provides genetically modified strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae having enhanced tolerance for ionic liquid (IL) toxicity. Also provided are methods of using such genetically engineered yeast strains for improved IL-mediated hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass for industrial-scale production of various fuels, chemical feedstocks, and synthetic polymers.
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