Mintian Gao

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With increasing concerns of microalgal-biodiesel, algal residues after lipid extraction are raising great attention for energy production. A batch test of 15 days under mesophilic condition was conducted to evaluate the effects of inoculum to substrate ratios (ISRs) on the methane production by anaerobic digestion of Chlorella sp. residue. The stability and(More)
Five autotrophic strains isolated from non-photosynthetic microbial communities (NPMCs), which were screened from oceans with high CO2 fixing capability, were identified as Ochrobactrum sp. WH-2, Stenotrophomonas sp. WH-11, Ochrobactrum sp. WH-13, Castellaniella sp. WH-14, and Sinomicrobium oceani WH-15. The CO2 fixation pathways of all these strains were(More)
Acetone–butanol–ethanol (ABE) production from corncob was achieved using an integrated process combining wet disk milling (WDM) pretreatment with enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation by Clostridium acetobutylicum SE-1. Sugar yields of 71.3 % for glucose and 39.1 % for xylose from pretreated corncob were observed after enzymatic hydrolysis. The relationship(More)
A novel white rot fungus strain Hohenbuehelia sp. ZW-16 was identified and first used for bioethanol production in this study. It was found that the strain could produce bioethanol with glucose, xylose and arabinose under limited oxygen condition. Then, corn straw hydrolysate and corncob hydrolysate (mainly composed of glucose, xylose, and arabinose) were(More)
Waste-grown microalgae are a potentially important biomass for wastewater treatment. The lipid accumulated in microalgae could be utilized as feedstocks for biodiesel production. The algal residues, as major by-products derived from lipid extraction, mainly consist of carbohydrate and protein, making anaerobic digestion an efficient way to recover energy.(More)
Most butanol-producing strains of Clostridium prefer glucose over xylose, leading to a slower butanol production from lignocellulose hydrolysates. It is therefore beneficial to find and use a strain that can simultaneously use both glucose and xylose. Clostridium beijerinckii SE-2 strain assimilated glucose and xylose simultaneously and produced ABE(More)
The DvCRP1 gene obtained from Dunaliella viridis is a cadmium-resistance gene that induces cadmium accumulation in microbial and plant cells. In the present study, Saccharomyces cerevisiae was used as a model system to investigate the effect of DvCRP1 on both cadmium detoxification and ethanol production. Inhibitory effects of cadmium (50-300 µmol/L) on(More)
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