Biomass Conversion

Methods and Protocols

  • Michael E. Himmel

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 908)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Michael E. Himmel, Stephen R. Decker, David K. Johnson
    Pages 1-8
  3. Biomass Feedstock and Cellulose

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Malin Bergenstråhle-Wohlert, John W. Brady
      Pages 11-22
    3. Shi-You Ding, Yu-San Liu
      Pages 23-30
    4. Bryon S. Donohoe, Peter N. Ciesielski, Todd B. Vinzant
      Pages 31-47
    5. Yining Zeng, Michael E. Himmel, Shi-You Ding
      Pages 49-60
    6. Sivakumar Pattathil, Utku Avci, Jeffrey S. Miller, Michael G. Hahn
      Pages 61-72
  4. Plant Cell Wall

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. David B. Wilson, Maxim Kostylev
      Pages 93-99
    3. Oren Yaniv, Sadanari Jindou, Felix Frolow, Raphael Lamed, Edward A. Bayer
      Pages 101-107
    4. Milana Fraiberg, Ilya Borovok, Ronald M. Weiner, Raphael Lamed, Edward A. Bayer
      Pages 109-118
    5. Jack Gilbert, Luen-Luen Li, Safiyh Taghavi, Sean M. McCorkle, Susannah Tringe, Daniel van der Lelie
      Pages 141-151
    6. Scott D. Hamilton-Brehm, Tatiana A. Vishnivetskaya, Steve L. Allman, Jonathan R. Mielenz, James G. Elkins
      Pages 153-168
    7. William S. Adney, Nancy Dowe, Edward W. Jennings, Ali Mohagheghi, John Yarbrough, James D. McMillan
      Pages 169-180
    8. Stephen R. Decker, Melissa Carlile, Michael J. Selig, Crissa Doeppke, Mark Davis, Robert Sykes et al.
      Pages 181-195
    9. Roman Brunecky, John O. Baker, Hui Wei, Larry E. Taylor, Michael E. Himmel, Stephen R. Decker
      Pages 197-211
  5. Lignins and Hemicelluloses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Koushik Mazumder, Maria J. Peña, Malcolm A. O’Neill, William S. York
      Pages 215-228
    3. Oliver R. A. Corea, Chanyoung Ki, Claudia L. Cardenas, Laurence B. Davin, Norman G. Lewis
      Pages 229-250
    4. Yi-ru Chen, Simo Sarkanen, Yun-Yan Wang
      Pages 251-268
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 269-275

About this book


Biomass conversion research is a combination of basic science, applied science, and engineering testing and analysis.  Conversion science includes the initial treatment (called pre-treatment) of the feedstock to render it more amenable to enzyme action, enzymatic saccharification, and finally product formation by microbiological or chemical processes.  In Biomass Conversion: Methods and Protocols, expert researchers in the field detail methods which are now commonly used to study biomass conversion. These methods include Biomass Feedstocks and Cellulose, Plant Cell Wall Degrading Enzymes and Microorganisms, and Lignins and Hemicelluloses. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, the chapters include the kind of detailed description and implementation advice that is crucial for getting informed, reproducible results in the laboratory.


Biomass Feedstocks Cellulose Degrading Enzymes Hemicelluloses Lignin Microorganisms Plant Cell Wall biomass chemical/biochemical conversion enzymes saccharification

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael E. Himmel
    • 1
  1. 1., Biosciences CenterNational Renewable Energy LaboratoryGoldenUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-61779-955-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-61779-956-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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