Bioprocessing of Coal

  • Jenefir D. Isbister
  • Robert E. Wyza
  • Joseph Lippold
  • Alice DeSouza
  • George Anspach
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 45)


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.


Total Sulfur Organic Sulfur Clean Coal Sulfur Sulfur Microbial Desulfurization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jenefir D. Isbister
    • 1
  • Robert E. Wyza
    • 1
  • Joseph Lippold
    • 1
  • Alice DeSouza
    • 1
  • George Anspach
    • 1
  1. 1.Research and Technology DivisionAtlantic Research CorporationAlexandriaUSA

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