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
    10. Natarajan Savithiry, Tae Kyou Cheong, Patrick Oriel
      Pages 213-220
    11. Susan T. Toon, Cynthia J. Riley, Nancy W. Y. Ho, Zheng Dao Chen, Adam Brainard, Robert E. Lumpkin et al.
      Pages 243-255
    12. José D. Fontana, Manoel F. Guimarães, Jonathan Woodward, Madalena Baron
      Pages 257-268
    13. José D. Fontana, Madalena Baron, Manoel F. Guimaraes, Marcelo Maraschin, Jose A. Florêncio, Tania M. B. Bonfim et al.
      Pages 305-314
    14. Michael E. Himmel, P. Andrew Karplus, Joshua Sakon, Willam S. Adney, John O. Baker, Steven R. Thomas
      Pages 315-325
    15. José D. Fontana, Cassandra G. Joerke, Madalena Baron, Marcelo Maraschin, Antonio G. Ferreira, Iris Torriani et al.
      Pages 327-338
    16. K. Thomas Klasson
      Pages 339-348
  4. Bioprocessing Research

    1. Robert R. Dorsch, Christos Hatzis
      Pages 349-349
    2. Zsolt Szengyel, Guido Zacchi, Kati Réczey
      Pages 351-362
    3. Sundeep N. Dronawat, C. Kurt Svihla, Thomas R. Hanley
      Pages 363-373
    4. C. Kurt Svihla, Sundeep N. Dronawat, Jennifer A. Donnelly, Thomas C. Rieth, Thomas R. Hanley
      Pages 375-385
    5. Ningjun Cao, Jianxin Du, Cheeshan Chen, Cheng S. Gong, George T. Tsao
      Pages 387-394
    6. Veara Loha, Robert D. Tanner, Ales Prokop
      Pages 395-408
    7. Denise M. Freire, Elaine M. F. Teles, Elba P. S. Bon, Geraldo Lippel Sant’Anna Jr.
      Pages 409-421
    8. Minish M. Shah, Fola Akanbi, Munir Cheryan
      Pages 423-433
    9. Elisabeth Winkler, Nikolaus Foidl, Georg M. Gübitz, Ruth Staubmann, Walter Steiner
      Pages 449-456
    10. Ruth Staubmann, Gabriele Foidl, Nikolaus Foidl, Georg M. Gübitz, Robert M. Lafferty, Victoria M. Valencia Arbizu et al.
      Pages 457-467
    11. Sherry L. Schmidt, Michele D. Myers, Stephen S. Kelley, James D. McMillan, Nandan Padukone
      Pages 469-482
    12. May Y. Sun, Paul R. Bienkowski, Brian H. Davison, Merry A. Spurrier, Oren F. Webb
      Pages 483-493
    13. Chen-Jen Wang, Rakesh K. Bajpai
      Pages 495-509
    14. Chen-Jen Wang, Rakesh K. Bajpai
      Pages 511-525
    15. Jianxin Du, Ningjun Cao, Cheng S. Gong, George T. Tsao, Naiju Yuan
      Pages 541-556
    16. Silvio S. Silva, João D. Ribeiro, Maria G. A. Felipe, Michelle Vitolo
      Pages 557-564
    17. Nhuan P. Nghiem, Brian H. Davison, Bruce E. Suttle, Gerald R. Richardson
      Pages 565-576
    18. Sergei A. Markov, Paul F. Weaver, Michael Seibert
      Pages 577-584

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.


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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

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