bioconversion


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bioconversion

(bī′ō-kən-vûr′zhən)
n.
The conversion of organic materials, such as plant or animal waste, into usable products or energy sources by biological processes or agents, such as certain microorganisms.

bioconversion

Biochemistry
The conversion of one form of energy (e.g., organic waste) into another by the action of plants or microorganisms—e.g., conversion of biomass to ethanol, methanol or methane.

Industrial microbiology
The use of bacteria to convert a chemical in a reaction to another chemical.

bi·o·con·ver·sion

(bī'ō-kŏn-vĕr'zhŭn)
Transformation of organic matter into energy.
[bio- + conversion]

bioconversion

the conversion of a substance (SUBSTRATE) into another substance (product) as a result of biological activity, using for example living CELLS or isolated ENZYMES. See, for example, IMMOBILIZED CELLS, IMMOBILIZED ENZYMES.
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Additionally through its superior yield potential versus other microbes and utilization of low-cost natural gas feedstock for fermentation, Intrexon's methanotroph bioconversion platform has the potential to drive industry-leading margins for the fuels and chemicals it produces including BDO.
The bioconversion efficiency (BCE) (yield of dry mushroom per kg substrate on dry weight basis) was calculated by the formula recommended by Elenwo and Okere [19] as:
Life-cycle assessment (LCA) of ethanol produced by bioconversion of willow has been investigated for Europe using the information of feedstock production available in literature from the United Kingdom (Stephenson et al.
Economics of new bioconversion technologies are highly dependent on volatile feedstock and biofuels prices.
We'd have a more efficient bioconversion process if all the enzymes that are needed were in the yeasts," says Wong.
received notification that its patent application entitled, "Low Oxygen Organic Waste Bioconversion System" has been granted by the Mexican Patent Office.
ENERGY RESOURCE-20 March 2009-EcoSystem Submits Grant to DOE for Bioconversion Project Based on 'Voracious' Flies(C)2009 JeraOne - http://www.
may be produced by the bioconversion of mushroom and crustacean waste to food products.
Marsha McLean, a founder of the group that fought the landfill proposed for Elsmere Canyon and united landfill opponents across the county, said technologies for converting trash to energy and bioconversion are promising.
Intrexon's proprietary methanotroph bioconversion platform has the potential to transform the gas-to-liquids (GTL) industry through use of optimized microbial cell lines to convert natural gas into higher carbon compounds such as isobutanol and farnesene under ambient temperatures and pressures.