Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Bioproduction of Fuels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jinho Kim, Jens Nielsen
      Pages 3-25
    3. Lawrence P. Wackett
      Pages 27-32
    4. Seungjib Jeon, Byeong-ryool Jeong, Yong Keun Chang
      Pages 33-53
    5. M. S. Nicolò, S. P. P. Guglielmino, V. Solinas, A. Salis
      Pages 55-74
    6. J. G. Qin
      Pages 75-85
    7. Zackary I. Johnson, Robert R. Bidigare, Sara K. Blinebry, Susan L. Brown, John J. Cullen, Sarah E. Loftus et al.
      Pages 87-108
    8. Wei Suong Teo, Yu Chyuan Heng, Binbin Chen, Hui Ling Lee, Niying Chua, Matthew Wook Chang
      Pages 133-154
    9. J. Robson, A. Alessi, C. Bochiwal, C. O’Malley, J. P. J. Chong
      Pages 155-166
    10. Jongoh Shin, Yoseb Song, Sangrak Jin, Suhyung Cho, Byung-Kwan Cho
      Pages 167-182
    11. I. Martínez, J. L. García, E. Díaz
      Pages 183-204
  3. Bioproduction of Chemicals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Yokimiko David, Mary Grace Baylon, Sang Yup Lee, Si Jae Park
      Pages 207-222
    3. Marco A. Distaso, Hai Tran, Manuel Ferrer, Peter N. Golyshin
      Pages 245-269
    4. Uwe T. Bornscheuer, Robert Kourist
      Pages 271-287
    5. B. Franken, Karl-Erich Jaeger, J. Pietruszka
      Pages 289-308
    6. Mónica Martínez-Martínez, Rafael Bargiela, Cristina Coscolín, José Navarro-Fernández, Peter N. Golyshin, Manuel Ferrer
      Pages 309-329

About this book


This book covers the current states of microbial and related technologies that have been developed for the efficient production of chemicals, fuels and materials by integrating strain and enzyme development, fermentation processes, and downstream processes. 
The book also covers how microbes and microbial products can be employed to facilitate petroleum recovery. Global consequences of bio-based production of chemicals, fuels and materials are also discussed with insights.


Microorganism Fuel Metabolic Engineering Fermentation Biorefinery Bioconversion Bio-based production of fuels Chemicals production from lipid Synthetic biology for chemicals and fuels

Editors and affiliations

  • Sang Yup Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringKorea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)DaejeonKorea (Republic of)

About the editors

Dr. Sang Yup Lee is Distinguished Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He is currently the Director of Center for Systems and Synthetic Biotechnology, Director of BioProcess Engineering Research Center, and Director of Bioinformatics Research Center. He has published more than 510 journal papers, 64 books/book chapters, and more than 580 patents—either registered or applied. He received numerous awards, including the National Order of Merit, National Science Medal, Science and Technology Medal from President of Korea, Ho-Am Prize in Engineering, POSCO TJ Park Prize, Merck Metabolic Engineering Award from Merck, and Elmer Gaden Award from Biotechnology and Bioengineering. He is currently Fellow of AAAS, Fellow of American Academy of Microbiology, Fellow of American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, Fellow of Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, Fellow of American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Fellow of the World Academy of Sciences, Fellow of Korean Academy of Science and Technology, and Fellow of National Academy of Engineering Korea. He is also Foreign Associate of National Academy of Engineering USA, and Editor-in-Chief of Biotechnology Journal, and Associate Editor and board member of numerous journals. He has served as the Chairman of the Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies and also Biotechnology, at the World Economic Forum. He founded the World Council on Industrial Biotechnology in 2010 and served as a Founding Chair for two years. He is currently serving as a member of Presidential Advisory Committee on Science and Technology in Korea. His research interests are metabolic engineering, systems biology and biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, synthetic biology, and nanobiotechnology.

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