Microbial Technologies in Advanced Biofuels Production

  • Patrick C. Hallenbeck

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Patrick C. Hallenbeck
      Pages 3-12
  3. Gaseous Biofuels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Patrick C. Hallenbeck
      Pages 15-28
    3. Alessandra Adessi, Roberto De Philippis
      Pages 53-75
    4. Mona Abo-Hashesh, Patrick C. Hallenbeck
      Pages 77-92
    5. Alessandra Adessi, Roberto De Philippis, Patrick C. Hallenbeck
      Pages 107-126
    6. Alfons J. M. Stams, Petra Worm, Diana Z. Sousa, M. Madalena Alves, Caroline M. Plugge
      Pages 127-142
    7. Serge R. Guiot, Jean-Claude Frigon
      Pages 143-161
  4. Liquid Biofuels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Dipankar Ghosh, Patrick C. Hallenbeck
      Pages 165-181
    3. Ana María López-Contreras, Wouter Kuit, Jan Springer, Pieternel A. M. Claassen
      Pages 183-211
    4. Patrick C. Hallenbeck
      Pages 213-230
    5. Gustavo B. Leite, Patrick C. Hallenbeck
      Pages 231-259
    6. Patrick C. Hallenbeck
      Pages 261-268
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 269-272

About this book


Concerns over dwindling fossil fuel reserves and impending climate changes have focused attention worldwide on the need to discover alternative, sustainable energy sources and fuels. Biofuels, already produced on a massive industrial scale, are seen as one answer to these problems. However, very real concerns over the effects of biofuel production on food supplies, with some of the recent increases in worldwide food costs attributable to biofuel production, have lead to the realization that new, non-food substrates for biofuel production must be bought online. This book is an authoritative, comprehensive, up-to-date review of the various options under development for the production of advanced biofuels as alternative energy carriers. Accomplished, internationally recognized experts carrying out research on individual focus areas contribute specific technical chapters detailing present progress and future prospects.  A general overview places the field in context, and a final chapter overviews some of the latest developments in this field.

Editors and affiliations

  • Patrick C. Hallenbeck
    • 1
  1. 1.Dépt. Microbiologie et ImmunologieUniversité de MontréalMONTREALCanada

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