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Extremophilic Enzymatic Processing of Lignocellulosic Feedstocks to Bioenergy

  • Rajesh K. Sani
  • R. Navanietha Krishnaraj

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. R. Navanietha Krishnaraj, Rajesh K. Sani
    Pages 1-4
  3. R. Navanietha Krishnaraj, Aditi David, Rajesh K. Sani
    Pages 5-29
  4. Antonio D. Moreno, Lisbeth Olsson
    Pages 31-52
  5. Baljit Kaur, Bhupinder Singh Chadha
    Pages 53-71
  6. Hemant Soni, Hemant Kumar Rawat, Naveen Kango
    Pages 73-88
  7. Madhu Nair Muraleedharan, Ulrika Rova, Paul Christakopoulos
    Pages 89-98
  8. Margarita Kambourova
    Pages 99-113
  9. Ram Chandra, Vineet Kumar, Sheelu Yadav
    Pages 115-154
  10. Prasada Babu Gundala, Paramageetham Chinthala
    Pages 155-180
  11. Roberto González-González, Pablo Fuciños, María Luisa Rúa
    Pages 181-204
  12. Juan-José Escuder-Rodríguez, Olalla López-López, Manuel Becerra, María-Esperanza Cerdán, María-Isabel González-Siso
    Pages 205-223
  13. Mohit Bibra, R. Navanietha Krishnaraj, Rajesh K. Sani
    Pages 225-247
  14. Marcelo Victor Holanda Moura, Rafael Alves de Andrade, Leticia Dobler, Karina de Godoy Daiha, Gabriela Coelho Brêda, Cristiane Dinis AnoBom et al.
    Pages 249-270
  15. Felipe Sarmiento, Giannina Espina, Freddy Boehmwald, Rocío Peralta, Jenny M. Blamey
    Pages 271-297
  16. Madhu Nair Muraleedharan, Ulrika Rova, Paul Christakopoulos
    Pages E1-E1
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 299-308

About this book

Introduction

This book introduces fundamentals of enzymatic processes, various renewable energy resources and their pretreatment processes.  It presents in-depth review of extremophilic enzymes (e.g., Cellulases, Xylanases, Lytic Polysaccharide Monooxygenases, Amylases, Ligninases, Pectinases, Esterases, and Chitinases) which can be used in several biotechnological processes.  In addition, the authors present expert knowledge on how to engineer enzymes for enhanced conversion of lignocellulosic feedstocks to biofuels.
Extremozymes play important roles in many kinds of bioprocessing e.g., in conversion of non-food biomass into usable power.  Existing enzymatic technologies, including hydrolysis of lignocellulose into sugars, have several limitations such as they have very slow enzymatic hydrolysis rates, yields low products, requires high dosages of enzymes, and are sensitive to microbial contamination problems.  These limitations could be overcome using extremophilic enzymes. 

Keywords

Bioenergy Biofuels Extremophiles Improvement of Biotechnological Processes Lignocellulosic Feedstocks

Editors and affiliations

  • Rajesh K. Sani
    • 1
  • R. Navanietha Krishnaraj
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemical and Biological EngineeringSouth Dakota School of Mines and TechnologyRapid CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of Chemical and Biological EngineeringSouth Dakota School of Mines and TechnologyRapid CityUSA

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