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Maobing Tu


  • PhD : University of British Columbia
  • PhD : East China Univesity of Science and Technology
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Research Interests

  • Biomass Processing Chemistry
  • Biofuels and Bioenergy
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Yeast and Bacterial Metabolomics
  • Microbiome Engineering
  • Environmental Biotechnology

Peer Reviewed Publications

Li, Jing; Zhang, Yu; Shi, Suan; Tu, Maobing 2020. Effect of residual extractable lignin on acetone-butanol-ethanol production in SHF and SSF processes. Biotechnology for biofuels, 13 , 67

Li, Jing; Shi, Suan; Tu, Maobing; Via, Brain; Sun, Fubao Fuelbio; Adhikari, Sushil 2018. Detoxification of Organosolv-Pretreated Pine Prehydrolysates with Anion Resin and Cysteine for Butanol Fermentation. Applied biochemistry and biotechnology, 186 3, 662-680

Ma, Hongzhi; Peng, Cheng; Jia, Yan; Wang, Qunhui; Tu, Maobing; Gao, Ming 2018. Effect of fermentation stillage of food waste on bioelectricity production and microbial community structure in microbial fuel cells. Royal Society open science, 5 9, 180457

Zhang, Yu; Xia, Changlei; Lu, Mingming; Tu, Maobing 2018. Effect of overliming and activated carbon detoxification on inhibitors removal and butanol fermentation of poplar prehydrolysates. Biotechnology for biofuels, 11 , 178

Huang, Yang; Sun, Shaolong; Huang, Chen; Yong, Qiang; Elder, Thomas; Tu, Maobing 2017. Stimulation and inhibition of enzymatic hydrolysis by organosolv lignins as determined by zeta potential and hydrophobicity. Biotechnology for biofuels, 10 , 162

Guan, Wenjian; Shi, Suan; Tu, Maobing; Lee, Yoon Y 2016. Acetone-butanol-ethanol production from Kraft paper mill sludge by simultaneous saccharification and fermentation. Bioresource technology, 200 , 713-21

R. Xie, M. Tu, T. Elder 2016. Substituent Effect of Phenolic Aldehydes Inhibition on Alcoholic Fermentation by Saccharomyces cerevisiae Energy & Fuel, 30 , 3078-3084

S. Sun, Y. Huang, R. Sun, M. Tu 2016. The strong association of condensed phenolic moieties in isolated lignins with their inhibition of enzymatic hydrolysis Green Chemistry, ,

Sun, Fubao Fuelbiol; Bai, Renhui; Yang, Huimin; Wang, Fei; He, Jing; Wang, Chundi; Tu, Maobing 2016. Heterologous expression of codon optimized Trichoderma reesei Cel6A in Pichia pastoris. Enzyme and microbial technology, 92 , 107-16

W. Guan, S. Shi, M. Tu, YY. Lee 2016. Acetone–butanol–ethanol production from Kraft paper mill sludge by simultaneous saccharification and fermentation Bioresource Technology, 200 , 713-721

C. Lai, M. Tu, Q, Yong, S. Yu 2015. Disparate roles of solvent extractable lignin and residual bulk lignin in enzymatic hydrolysis of pretreated sweetgum RSC Advances, 119 , 97966-97974

Li, Jing; Zhu, Caiqing; Tu, Maobing; Han, Pingping; Wu, Yonnie 2015. Effect of carbonyl inhibitors and their H2O2 detoxification on lactic acid fermentation. Applied biochemistry and biotechnology, 175 8, 3657-72

R. Xie, M. Tu*, Y. Wu 2015. Detoxification of biomass hydrolysates with nucleophilic amino acids enhances alcoholic fermentation Bioresource Technology, 186 , 106-113

Xie, Rui; Tu, Maobing; Carvin, Jamarius; Wu, Yonnie 2015. Detoxification of biomass hydrolysates with nucleophilic amino acids enhances alcoholic fermentation. Bioresource technology, 186 , 106-13

Cao, Dongxu; Tu, Maobing; Xie, Rui; Li, Jing; Wu, Yonnie; Adhikari, Sushil 2014. Inhibitory activity of carbonyl compounds on alcoholic fermentation by Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 62 4, 918-26

Lai, Chenhuan; Tu, Maobing; Li, Mi; Yu, Shiyuan 2014. Remarkable solvent and extractable lignin effects on enzymatic digestibility of organosolv pretreated hardwood. Bioresource technology, 156 , 92-9

Lai, Chenhuan; Tu, Maobing; Shi, Zhiqiang; Zheng, Ke; Olmos, Luis G; Yu, Shiyuan 2014. Contrasting effects of hardwood and softwood organosolv lignins on enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulose. Bioresource technology, 163 , 320-7

Shi, Hao; Zhang, Ying; Xu, Baiyun; Tu, Maobing; Wang, Fei 2014. Characterization of a novel GH2 family ?-L-arabinofuranosidase from hyperthermophilic bacterium Thermotoga thermarum. Biotechnology letters, 36 6, 1321-8

Li, Mi; Tu, Maobing; Cao, Dongxu; Bass, Patrick; Adhikari, Sushil 2013. Distinct roles of residual xylan and lignin in limiting enzymatic hydrolysis of organosolv pretreated loblolly pine and sweetgum. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 61 3, 646-54

Yang, Xuepeng; Tu, Maobing; Xie, Rui; Adhikari, Sushil; Tong, Zhaohui 2013. A comparison of three pH control methods for revealing effects of undissociated butyric acid on specific butanol production rate in batch fermentation of Clostridium acetobutylicum. AMB Express, 3 1, 3

Xie, R.,Tu, M.,Wu, Y.,Taylor, S. 2012. Reducing sugars facilitated carbonyl condensation in detoxification of carbonyl aldehyde model compounds for bioethanol fermentation. RSC Advances , 2 20, 7699-7707

Thangalazhy-Gopakumar, Suchithra; Adhikari, Sushil; Gupta, Ram B; Tu, Maobing; Taylor, Steven 2011. Production of hydrocarbon fuels from biomass using catalytic pyrolysis under helium and hydrogen environments. Bioresource technology, 102 12, 6742-9

Xie, Rui; Tu, Maobing; Wu, Yonnie; Adhikari, Sushil 2011. Improvement in HPLC separation of acetic acid and levulinic acid in the profiling of biomass hydrolysate. Bioresource technology, 102 7, 4938-42

Thangalazhy-Gopakumar, Suchithra; Adhikari, Sushil; Ravindran, Harideepan; Gupta, Ram B; Fasina, Oladiran; Tu, Maobing; Fernando, Sandun D 2010. Physiochemical properties of bio-oil produced at various temperatures from pine wood using an auger reactor. Bioresource technology, 101 21, 8389-95

Tu, Maobing; Saddler, Jack N 2010. Potential enzyme cost reduction with the addition of surfactant during the hydrolysis of pretreated softwood. Applied biochemistry and biotechnology, 161 1-8, 274-87

Tu, Maobing; Pan, Xuejun; Saddler, Jack N 2009. Adsorption of cellulase on cellulolytic enzyme lignin from lodgepole pine. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 57 17, 7771-8

Tu, Maobing; Zhang, Xiao; Paice, Mike; MacFarlane, Paul; Saddler, Jack N 2009. The potential of enzyme recycling during the hydrolysis of a mixed softwood feedstock. Bioresource technology, 100 24, 6407-15

Tu, Maobing; Zhang, Xiao; Paice, Mike; McFarlane, Paul; Saddler, Jack N 2009. Effect of surfactants on separate hydrolysis fermentation and simultaneous saccharification fermentation of pretreated lodgepole pine. Biotechnology progress, 25 4, 1122-9

Hutton, Eileen K; Saunders, Carolyn A; Tu, Maobing; Stoll, Kathrin; Berkowitz, Jonathan 2008. Factors associated with a successful external cephalic version in the early ECV trial. Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstétrique et gynécologie du Canada : JOGC, 30 1, 23-8

Tu, Maobing; Chandra, Richard P; Saddler, Jack N 2007. Recycling cellulases during the hydrolysis of steam exploded and ethanol pretreated Lodgepole pine. Biotechnology progress, 23 5, 1130-7

Tu, Maobing; Chandra, Richard P; Saddler, Jack N 2007. Evaluating the distribution of cellulases and the recycling of free cellulases during the hydrolysis of lignocellulosic substrates. Biotechnology progress, 23 2, 398-406

Tu, Maobing; Zhang, Xiao; Kurabi, Arwa; Gilkes, Neil; Mabee, Warren; Saddler, Jack 2006. Immobilization of beta-glucosidase on Eupergit C for lignocellulose hydrolysis. Biotechnology letters, 28 3, 151-6

Berlin, Alex; Gilkes, Neil; Kurabi, Arwa; Bura, Renata; Tu, Maobing; Kilburn, Douglas; Saddler, John 2005. Weak lignin-binding enzymes: a novel approach to improve activity of cellulases for hydrolysis of lignocellulosics. Applied biochemistry and biotechnology, 121-124 , 163-70