Microorganisms in Biorefineries

  • Birgit Kamm

Part of the Microbiology Monographs book series (MICROMONO, volume 26)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Petra Schönicke, Robert Shahab, Rebekka Hamann, Birgit Kamm
    Pages 21-49
  3. Alessandro Luis Venega Coradini, Andréia Anschau, Annamaria Dória Souza Vidotti, Érika Marques Reis, Michelle da Cunha Abreu Xavier, Renato Sano Coelho et al.
    Pages 51-78
  4. M. Teresa F. Cesário, M. Catarina M. Dias de Almeida
    Pages 79-104
  5. Dženan Hozić
    Pages 105-156
  6. Mette Hedegaard Thomsen, Ayah Alassali, Iwona Cybulska, Ahmed F. Yousef, Jonathan Jed Brown, Margrethe Andersen et al.
    Pages 157-181
  7. Nick Wierckx, Tom D. Elink Schuurman, Lars M. Blank, Harald J. Ruijssenaars
    Pages 207-223
  8. Christine Idler, Joachim Venus, Birgit Kamm
    Pages 225-273
  9. Robert Kourist, Lutz Hilterhaus
    Pages 275-301
  10. Claudia E. Vickers, James B. Y. H. Behrendorff, Mareike Bongers, Timothy C. R. Brennan, Michele Bruschi, Lars K Nielsen
    Pages 303-334
  11. Vladimir V. Zverlov, Daniela E. Köck, Wolfgang H. Schwarz
    Pages 335-361
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 363-369

About this book


The book describes how plant biomass can be used as renewable feedstock for producing and further processing various products. Particular attention is given to microbial processes both for the digestion of biomass and the synthesis of platform chemicals, biofuels and secondary products.

Topics covered include: new metabolic pathways of microbes living on green plants and in silage; using lignocellulosic hydrolysates for the production of polyhydroxyalkanoates; fungi such as Penicillium as host for the production of heterologous proteins and enzymes; bioconversion of sugar hydrolysates into lipids; production of succinic acid, lactones, lactic acid and organic lactates using different bacteria species; cellulose hydrolyzing bacteria in the production of biogas from plant biomass; and isoprenoid compounds in engineered microbes.


Bioconversion Biofuels Green biomass Lignocellulose Platform chemicals Renewable feedstock

Editors and affiliations

  • Birgit Kamm
    • 1
  1. 1.FI Biopos e.V. and BTU Cottbus Research Center Teltow-SeehofTeltowGermany

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