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Xylose-Fermenting Recombinant Yeast Strains

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The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is seeking commercial partners interested in developing a recombinant yeast strain that can increase conversion of xylose-containing biomass into ethanol and is not inhibited by xylulokinase overexpression.


1) Improves production of ethanol from xylose 2) Increases efficiency of xylose-to-ethanol conversion 3) Does not show inhibition of growth on xylose caused by overexpression of xylulokinase 4) S. cerevisiase has been used for centuries in ethanol fermentations is ethanol tolerant and is generally regarded as safe.

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