Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals

Proceedings of the Nineteenth Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals Held May 4-8. 1997, at Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Mark Finkelstein
  • Brian H. Davison

Part of the Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology book series (ABAB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Michael R. Ladisch, Lynn Wright
    Pages 1-2
  3. Charlotte Tengborg, Kerstin Stenberg, Mats Galbe, Guido Zacchi, Simona Larsson, Eva Palmqvist et al.
    Pages 3-15
  4. Daniel Schell, Quang Nguyen, Melvin Tucker, Brian Boynton
    Pages 17-24
  5. M. P. Tucker, J. D. Farmer, F. A. Keller, D. J. Schell, Q. A. Nguyen
    Pages 25-35
  6. Lin Wang, Bruce E. Dale, Lale Yurttas, I. Goldwasser
    Pages 51-66
  7. Q. A. Nguyen, M. P. Tucker, B. L. Boynton, F. A. Keller, D. J. Schell
    Pages 77-87
  8. Lourdes A. Alves, Maria G. A. Felipe, João B. Almeida E. Silva, Silvio S. Silva, Arnaldo M. R. Prata
    Pages 89-98
  9. Joseph Weil, Mark Brewer, Richard Hendrickson, Ayda Sarikaya, Michael R. Ladisch
    Pages 99-111
  10. Tom Jeffries, Mike Himmel
    Pages 113-114
  11. Badal C. Saha, Bruce S. Dien, Rodney J. Bothast
    Pages 115-125
  12. S. M. A. Rosa, M. Vltolo, M. G. A. Felipe, S. S. Silva
    Pages 127-135
  13. Fred A. Keller, Delicia Bates, Ray Ruiz, Quang Nguyen
    Pages 137-148
  14. Z. D. V. L. Mayerhoff, I. C. Roberto, S. S. Silva
    Pages 149-159
  15. Mark I. Donnelly, Cynthia Sanville Millard, Michael J. Chen, Jerome W. Rathke, David P. Clark
    Pages 187-198

About this book


In Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, based on the 19th Symposium, held in Colorado Springs, CO, May 4-8, 1997, leading researchers from academia, industry, and government present their new applications and cutting-edge research advances in the production of fuels and chemicals through biotechnology. The focus of the proceeding was on the utilization of renewable resources, particularly cellulosic biomass.

Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals covers a wide range of technical topics. Among the high points are innovative pretreatment processes that can turn lignocellulosic materials into simple sugars, the development of exciting new biocatalysts and microbes, new reactor designs, and inventive conversion processes. Also discussed are a number of microbes and plants that have been genetically modified to perform novel bioconversions to produce enzymes and key chemical intermediates. The meeting clearly demonstrated that biotechnology and bioprocessing can make it possible to convert cellulosic biomass into fuels and chemicals in a commercially attractive fashion.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mark Finkelstein
    • 1
  • Brian H. Davison
    • 2
  1. 1.National Renewable Energy LaboratoryUSA
  2. 2.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 1998
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7295-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-1814-2
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