Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals

Proceedings of the Eighteenth Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals Held May 5–9, 1996, at Gatlinburg, Tennessee

  • Brian H. Davison
  • Charles E. Wyman
  • Mark Finkelstein

Part of the Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology book series (ABAB, volume 63-65)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Thermal, Chemical, and Biological Processing

    1. Mark T. Holtzapple, Robert Torget
      Pages 1-2
    2. Vincent S. Chang, Barry Burr, Mark T. Holtzapple
      Pages 3-19
    3. Krystyna Sosulski, Sunmin Wang, W. M. Ingledew, Frank W. Sosulski, Juming Tang
      Pages 59-70
  3. Biological Research

    1. Valerie Sarisky-Reed, Jonathan Woodward
      Pages 71-71
    2. Fatima Ventura Pereira-Meirelles, Maria Helena Miguez Rocha-Leão, Geraldo Lippel Sant’Anna Jr
      Pages 73-85
    3. José G. Silva Jr, Hilton J. Nascimento, Valíria F. Soares, Elba P. S. Bon
      Pages 87-96
    4. Jose M. Dominguez, Cheng S. Gong, George T. Tsao
      Pages 117-127
    5. Maria L. Ghirardi, Robert K. Togasaki, Michael Seibert
      Pages 141-151
    6. Bernd Nidetzky, Richard Griessler, Andreas Weinhäusel, Dietmar Haltrich, Klaus D. Kulbe
      Pages 159-172
    7. Bernd Nidetzky, Monika Fürlinger, Dorothee Gollhofer, Iris Haug, Dietmar Haltrich, Klaus D. Kulbe
      Pages 173-188
    8. Alois Sachslehner, Dietmar Haltrich, Bernd Nidetzky, Klaus D. Kulbe
      Pages 189-201
    9. Elba P. S. Bon, Elvira Carvajal, Mike Stanbrough, Donald Rowen, Boris Magasanik
      Pages 203-212

About this book


In Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, based on the 18th Symposium, held in Oak Ridge, TN, May 5-9, 1996, leading researchers from academia, industry, and government present state-of-the-art research results and promising new concepts on the use of biotechnology to produce fuels and chemicals competitively. The contributions emphasize the utilization of renewable resources, but also include the bioconversion of fossil fuels and syngas, as well as the new area of conversions in nonaqueous environments.

The Eighteenth Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals covers the development of new biological agents (such as enzymes or microbes) to carry out targeted conversions, in addition to actual bioprocess development. Topics range from improvements in enzymes to fundamental insights into substrate-enzyme interactions and photosynthesis, and from conversions of substrates using biological agents to combinations of chemical engineering, biological sciences, and fermentation technology. Agricultural crops, such as corn and corn fiber, as well as woody biomass and lignocellulosic wastes, are investigated for use in process feedstocks, including pretreatment studies. Also treated are a variety of potential bioconversion products, including fumaric acid, succinic acid, methane, enzymes, glucuronic acid, and biodiesel fuel.

The novel concepts, techniques, and research results reported in The Eighteenth Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals are important contributions to the development of the new biological processes needed for the production of fuels and chemicals on a large scale, for the reduction of pollution, for solving waste disposal problems, and for helping remediate global climate change.


Biodiesel Dieselkraftstoff Ethan Expression Fermentation Glucose biomass biotechnology fuel hydrogen wood

Editors and affiliations

  • Brian H. Davison
    • 1
  • Charles E. Wyman
    • 2
  • Mark Finkelstein
    • 3
  1. 1.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryUSA
  2. 2.National Renewable Energy LaboratoryUSA
  3. 3.National Renewable Energy LaboratoryUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1997
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7497-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-2312-2
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