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Bioconversion of Forest and Agricultural Plant Residues

Series: Biotechnology in Agriculture Series

Edited By: JN Saddler

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Jul 1993 | #27939 | ISBN: 0851987982
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About this book

During the last six years one of the most productive of the International Energy Agency (IEA) networks on renewable energy, has been the network entitled "Biotechnology for the Conversion of Lignocellulosics". One of the reasons for the success of the network has been the interaction of molecular biologists, microbiologists, chemists, engineers etc. all working together on the technical and economic aspects of biomass conversion of ethanol. The authors of the various chapters in this book are part of this network and were selected for their ability to assess the technical and economic aspects of the overall process. The chapters describe the technical advances that have been made in the various process steps, and also indicate the probable configuration of a biomass to ethanol plant. This book should be of interest to researchers, engineers and industrialists.


Contents

Fermentation of pentoses from wood hydrolysates; structure/activity relationships in cellulases; substrate factors limiting enzyme hydrolysis; saccharification and fermentation of cellulosic substrates to ethanol; pentose fermentation to alcohol; production of sugars from ligno- and cellulosics: basic research and pilot studies; economic analyses of integrating a biomass to ethanol plant into a pulp/saw mill; substrate analysis of forest and agricultural wastes; stream pretreatment of lignocellulosics; hemicellulases for industrial applications; cellulase production; simulation of processes for conversion of lignocellulosics.

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