Violeta Sànchez i Nogué is a Chemical Engineer at the National Renewable Energy National Laboratory. She received her Ph.D. in Engineering from Lund University (Sweden) in the Department of Chemistry in 2013 studying the industrial challenges in the use of Saccharomyces cerevisiae for ethanolic fermentation of lignocellulosic biomass. Currently she works at NREL as fermentation engineer in different multidisciplinary projects for the production of fuel precursors and platform chemicals, using yeast and bacteria. She is interested in process scale-up, and the development of biotechnological processes with non-conventional microorganisms and non-conventional feedstocks. Within the Agile BioFoundry, she is involved in the process integration and scale-up efforts.
Projects in the Agile BioFoundry
- Process Integration and Scale-Up Task
V Sànchez i Nogué*, BA Black*, JS Kruger*, CA Singer, KJ Ramirez, ML Reed, NS Cleveland, ER Singer, X Yi, RY Yeap, JG Linger and GT Beckham, “Integrated renewable diesel production from lignocellulosic biomass via oleaginous yeast”, Green Chemistry, 2018.
EKR Hanko, CM Denby, V Sànchez i Nogué, W Lin, KJ Ramirez, CA Singer, GT Beckham, JD Keasling, “Engineering β-oxidation in Yarrowia lipolytica for methyl ketone production”, Metabolic Engineering, 2018.
EM Karp*, TR Eaton*, V Sànchez i Nogué*, V Vorotnikov*, MJ Biddy, ECD Tan, DG Brandner, RM Cywar, R Liu, LP Manker, WE Michener, M Gilhespy, Z Skoufa, MJ Watson, OS Fruchey, DR Vardon, RT Gill, AD Bratis and GT Beckham, “Renewable Acrylonitrile Production”, Science, 2017.
SR Pereira, V Sànchez i Nogué, CJR Frazão, LS Serafim, MF Gorwa-Grauslund and AMRB Xavier, “Adaptation of Scheffersomyces stipitis to hardwood spent sulfite liquor by evolutionary engineering”, Biotechnology for Biofuels, 2015.
V Sànchez i Nogué, V Narayanan and MF Gorwa-Grauslund, “Short-term adaptation improves the fermentation performance of Saccharomyces cerevisiae at low pH and in the presence of acetic acid”, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2013.
J Blomqvist, V Sànchez i Nogué, MF Gorwa-Grauslund and V Passoth, “Physiological requirements for growth and competitiveness of Dekkera bruxellensis under oxygen-limited or anaerobic conditions”, Yeast, 2012.