Skip to main content

USDA-NIFA Grants a Center Project to Develop a Platform for Butanol Production via Co-fermentation of Lignocellulosic Biomass

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Dr. Hasan Atiyeh, Professor of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at Oklahoma State University (OSU), Stillwater, OK, received a two-year USDA-NIFA Award ($292,721) through the South Central Sun Grant Program’s Center Competitive Grants Program to conduct a study on “Development of Clostridium carboxidivorans as a platform for butanol production via co-fermentation of lignocellulosic biomass.” Dr. Atiyeh collaborates with Dr. Thaddeus Ezeji from The Ohio State University’s Department of Animal Sciences.

 

The project aims is to develop a novel C. carboxidivorans based platform coupled with compatible process technology for producing butanol from switchgrass and fermentation gas. The long-term goal is to develop viable alternative biobased building blocks for efficient and economically viable biorefinery operation to enhance economic opportunities in rural areas of the U.S.

Back To Top
SVG directory not found.