Twenty-Sixth Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals

  • Brian H. Davison
  • Barbara R. Evans
  • Mark Finkelstein
  • James D. McMillan

Part of the ABAB Symposium book series (ABAB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Feedstock Supply, Logistics, Processing, And Composition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hans-Joachim G. Jung, David N. Thompson
      Pages 3-4
    3. Christopher T. Wright, Peter A. Pryfogle, Nathan A. Stevens, Eric D. Steffler, J. Richard Hess, Thomas H. Ulrich
      Pages 5-19
    4. David N. Thompson, Joni M. Barnes, Tracy P. Houghton
      Pages 21-46
    5. Amit Kumar, Jay B. Cameron, Peter C. Flynn
      Pages 47-58
    6. Adalberto Pessoa Jr, Inês Conceição Roberto, Marcelo Menossi, Raphael Revert dos Santos, Sylvio Ortega Filho, Thereza Christina Vessoni Penna
      Pages 59-70
    7. Kurt D. Hamman, Richard L. Williamson, Eric D. Steffler, Christopher T. Wright, J. Richard Hess, Peter A. Pryfogle
      Pages 71-80
  3. Enzyme Catalysis and Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Timothy C. Dodge, Gisella M. Zanin
      Pages 83-83
    3. Melissa L. E. Gutarra, Elisa D. C. Cavalcanti, Leda R. Castilho, Denise M. G. Freire, Geraldo L. Sant’Anna Jr.
      Pages 105-116
    4. Juliana Vaz Bevilaqua, Lidia M. Lima, Aline Gomes Cunha, Eliezer J. Barreiro, Tito L. M. Alves, Lucia Moreira Campos Paiva et al.
      Pages 117-128
    5. John O. Baker, James R. McCarley, Rebecca Lovett, Ching-Hsing Yu, William S. Adney, Tauna R. Rignall et al.
      Pages 129-148
    6. Ester Junko Tomotani, Luiz Carlos Martins das Neves, Michele Vitolo
      Pages 149-162
    7. Alex Berlin, Neil Gilkes, Arwa Kurabi, Renata Bura, Maobing Tu, Douglas Kilburn et al.
      Pages 163-170
    8. Regina Y. Moriya, Adilson R. Gonçalves, Marta C. T. Duarte
      Pages 171-181

About this book


In Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals: The Twenty-Sixth Symposium, leading US and international researchers from academia, industry, and government present state-of-the-art research on how biotechnology is being used to produce high-volume, low-price products from renewable resources, as well as to improve the environment. In addition to the sessions on the conversion of lignocellulose into sugars and the conversion of sugars into products and fuels, this symposium focused on a review of the concept of the biorefinery-the integrated production of multiple products and energy at one site. Session topics included advanced feedstock production and processing, enzyme and microbial biocatalysts, bioprocess research and development, opportunities in biorefineries, and commercialization of biobased products. There was also a session on improving the rate, concentration, and efficiency of biological hydrogen production, and on designing processes to accomplish this. There was a general recognition among the participants of the need to move beyond corn sugar as the primary feedstock into lignocellulosics.
Cutting-edge and authoritative, Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals: The Twenty-Sixth Symposium provides an excellent overview of current research and development in the production of commodity fuels and chemicals via biological transformation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Brian H. Davison
    • 1
  • Barbara R. Evans
    • 1
  • Mark Finkelstein
    • 2
  • James D. McMillan
    • 2
  1. 1.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryUSA
  2. 2.National Renewable Energy LaboratoryUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-697-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-991-2
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