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dc.contributor.authorBirgen, Cansu
dc.contributor.authorDürre, Peter
dc.contributor.authorPreisig, Heinz A.
dc.contributor.authorWentzel, Alexander
dc.identifier.citationBiotechnology for Biofuels volume 12, Article number: 167 (2019)nb_NO
dc.description.abstractAfter just more than 100 years of history of industrial acetone–butanol–ethanol (ABE) fermentation, patented by Weizmann in the UK in 1915, butanol is again today considered a promising biofuel alternative based on several advantages compared to the more established biofuels ethanol and methanol. Large-scale fermentative production of butanol, however, still suffers from high substrate cost and low product titers and selectivity. There have been great advances the last decades to tackle these problems. However, understanding the fermentation process variables and their interconnectedness with a holistic view of the current scientific state-of-the-art is lacking to a great extent. To illustrate the benefits of such a comprehensive approach, we have developed a dataset by collecting data from 175 fermentations of lignocellulosic biomass and mixed sugars to produce butanol that reported during the past three decades of scientific literature and performed an exploratory data analysis to map current trends and bottlenecks. This review presents the results of this exploratory data analysis as well as main features of fermentative butanol production from lignocellulosic biomass with a focus on performance indicators as a useful tool to guide further research and development in the field towards more profitable butanol manufacturing for biofuel applications in the future.nb_NO
dc.publisherBMC - part of Springer Nature.nb_NO
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.subjectABE fermentationnb_NO
dc.subjectLignocellulosic biomassnb_NO
dc.subjectMixed sugarsnb_NO
dc.subjectExploratory data analysisnb_NO
dc.titleButanol production from lignocellulosic biomass: revisiting fermentation performance indicators with exploratory data analysisnb_NO
dc.typeJournal articlenb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.rights.holderThis article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0)(, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver ( applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.nb_NO
dc.source.journalBiotechnology for Biofuelsnb_NO
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 246821nb_NO
cristin.unitnameBioteknologi og nanomedisin

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