Method For Acetate Consumption During Ethanolic Fermentation Of Cellulosic Feedstocks

Abstract

The present invention provides for novel metabolic pathways to detoxify biomass- derived acetate via metabolic conversion to ethanol, acetone, or isopropanol. More specifically, the invention provides for a recombinant microorganism comprising one or more native and/or heterologous enzymes that function in one or more first engineered metabolic pathways to achieve: (1) conversion of acetate to ethanol; (2) conversion of acetate to acetone; or (3) conversion of acetate to isopropanol; and one or more native and/or heterologous enzymes that function in one or more second engineered metabolic pathways to produce an electron donor used in the conversion of acetate to less inhibitory compounds; wherein the one or more native and/or heterologous enzymes is activated, upregulated, or downregulated.


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