Bioprocessing of Coal
Bioprocessing of coal is a new and exciting frontier in biotechnology. Biologically mediated processes in industrial microbiology have been successfully applied to high-value, low-volume products in the fields of specialty chemicals, medicine, and agriculture. The potential for high profit margins for such products breeds attractive investment opportunities and justifies funding for research and development in these areas. In contrast, coal is a high-volume, low-value product; thus, any biological process for cleaning or conversion of coal must be relatively inexpensive.
KeywordsTotal Sulfur Organic Sulfur Clean Coal Sulfur Sulfur Microbial Desulfurization
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