Transformation of glycerol and cellulosic materials into high energy fuels
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The present invention includes a system and method for making a biofuel comprising: providing a nitrogen-limiting, minimal growth media comprising glycerol, sugars generated from cellulosic biomass or both, under conditions in which an oleaginous microbe converts the growth media into at least one of triacylglycerol, neutral lipids, fatty acids, long-chain fatty acids, and hydrocarbons that is secreted by the microbe.
De Figueiredo, Paul; Li, Lei; Nikolov, Zivko; Shaw, Brian D.; Dickman, Martin B.; Louzada, Eliezer S.; Sturino, Joseph M.; Chang, Ying-ying (2016). Transformation of glycerol and cellulosic materials into high energy fuels. United States. Patent and Trademark Office; Texas A&M University. Libraries. Available electronically from