Recent Progress in Bioconversion of Lignocellulosics

  • G. T. Tsao
  • A. P. Brainard
  • H. R. Bungay
  • N. J. Cao
  • P. Cen
  • Z. Chen
  • J. Du
  • B. Foody
  • C. S. Gong
  • P. Hall
  • N. W. Y. Ho
  • D. C. Irwin
  • P. Iyer
  • T. W. Jeffries
  • C. M. Ladisch
  • M. R. Ladisch
  • Y. Y. Lee
  • N. S. Mosier
  • H. M. Mühlemann
  • M. Sedlak
  • N. -Q. Shi
  • G. T. Tsao
  • J. S. Tolan
  • R. W. Torget
  • D. B. Wilson
  • L. Xia

Part of the Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology book series (ABE, volume 65)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. David B. Wilson, Diana C. Irwin
    Pages 1-21
  3. Nathan S. Mosier, Phillip Hall, Christine M. Ladisch, Michael R. Ladisch
    Pages 23-40
  4. Jeffrey S. Tolan, Brian Foody
    Pages 41-67
  5. Peilin Cen, Liming Xia
    Pages 69-92
  6. Y. Y. Lee, Prashant Iyer, R. W. Torget
    Pages 93-115
  7. Thomas W. Jeffries, Nian-Qing Shi
    Pages 117-161
  8. H. M. Mühlemann, H. R. Bungay
    Pages 193-206
  9. C. S. Gong, N. J. Cao, J. Du, G. T. Tsao
    Pages 207-241
  10. G. T. Tsao, N. J. Cao, J. Du, C. S. Gong
    Pages 243-280
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 281-292

About this book

Introduction

This volume describes recent advances in the bioconversion of lignocellulosics. It starts with two articles on genetics and properties of cellulases and their re- tion kinetics and mechanisms. The cost of cellulases has been a hindrance to large scale use of enzymatic hydrolysis. Two articles on cellulase production by submerged fermentation and by solid state fementation are included to describe the state of the art in this area. Dilute acid hydrolysis of cellulose continues to be of interest as well as potentially useful. The most recent advances in this area is also covered. A great deal of progress has been made in genetic engineering for improved regulation of xylose fermentation by yeasts. An article on genetically engineered Saccharomyces for simulteaneous fermentation of glucose and xylose describes the importance advances made in production of fuel ethanol from lignocellulosic biomass. In recent years, there has been increasing interests in recycling and the reuse of scrap paper as well as environment considerations. A contribution is presented which describes the research perspectives in that area. Finally, recent advances in the use of lignocellulosic biomass for the p- duction of ethanol and organic acids are presented in two articles. Renewable resources are inevitably of great importance in the years to come. There is a never-ending search for better living conditions for human beings. The more resource materials can be recycled, the richer we will be.

Keywords

Angewandte Mikrobiologie Applied Microbiology Biotechnologie Biotechnology Cellulase Fermentation Genetic Engineering Glucose enzymes microbe

Editors and affiliations

  • G. T. Tsao
    • 1
  • A. P. Brainard
  • H. R. Bungay
  • N. J. Cao
  • P. Cen
  • Z. Chen
  • J. Du
  • B. Foody
  • C. S. Gong
  • P. Hall
  • N. W. Y. Ho
  • D. C. Irwin
  • P. Iyer
  • T. W. Jeffries
  • C. M. Ladisch
  • M. R. Ladisch
  • Y. Y. Lee
  • N. S. Mosier
  • H. M. Mühlemann
  • M. Sedlak
  • N. -Q. Shi
  • G. T. Tsao
  • J. S. Tolan
  • R. W. Torget
  • D. B. Wilson
  • L. Xia
  1. 1.Laboratory of Renewable Resources EngineeringPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-49194-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-65577-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-49194-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0724-6145
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