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GMO YEAST: A Journey Through Discovery, Handling & Practice
Recorded: Thursday, June 9, 2016 | 2:00 PM CDT

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Sue Retka Schill

Managing Editor, Ethanol Producer Magazine
Dr. Pauline Teunissen
Applications Research Leader, Danisco-DuPont
Nancy Dowe
Bioprocess Development Research Manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Dr. Marina Chow
Senior Scientist, DuPont Industrial Biosciences

It’s an exciting time in yeast innovation for the fuel ethanol market. Gene editing technology has allowed for the development of pathway engineering to create yeast strains that produce ever-increasing ethanol yield while also delivering the enzymes needed to help break down sugars. We’ll walk through what it takes to develop a new yeast and how best to safely handle and use this type of technology. We’ll also hear from a plant manager on what it’s like to use a GMO yeast in a dry grind, hot cook operation, the troubleshooting required to optimize its use and how it’s different than using a traditional yeast.