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Title Biological Conversion of Biomass for Fuels and Chemicals : Explorations from Natural Utilization Systems / edited by Jianzhong Sun, Biofuels Institute, Jiangsu University, Zhenziang, P.R. China and Shi-You Ding, Biosciences Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Colorado, U.S.A. and Joy Doran-Peterson, Microbiology Department, University of Georgia, U.S.A
Published Cambridge, Eng. : Royal Society of Chemistry, 2014

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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 407 pages) : illustrations
Series RSC energy and environment series ; 10
RSC energy and environment series ; 10.
Contents Chapter 1. Introduction; Part I: Biomass modification to reduce the recalcitrance of lignocellulose in processing; Chapter 2. Overview of lignocellulose: structure and chemistry; Chapter 3. Advances in the measurement/characterization of biomass structure; Chapter 4. Lignin modification to reduce the recalcitrance of biomass processing ; Chapter 5. Advances in genetic manipulations of plants for production of hydrolysis enzymes used in lignocellulosic bioethanol process; Chapter 6. The diversity of lignocellulosic biomass resources and their evaluations for biofuels and chemicals ; Part II: Biological conversion of biomass from the integration of natural biomass utilization systems; Chapter 7. Technologies to study plant biomass fermentation using the model bacterium Clostridium phytofermentans; Chapter 8. Lignocellulose degradation in termite symbiotic systems; Chapter 9. The functional gene resources from cellulose-feeding insects for novel catalysts; Chapter 10. Biological pre-treatment of biomass by wood-feeding termites; Chapter 11. Lignocellulolytic systems of wood-feeding insects and their potential for viable biofuels ; Chapter 12. Lignocellulolytic wood-feeding Cockroach -- a forgotten treasure ; Chapter 13. Reversal design of natural biocatalyst systems for biomass conversion ; Chapter 14. The ruminant animal as a natural biomass conversion platform and a source of bioconversion agents; Chapter 15. Tipula abdominalis, an aquatic insect, provides microorganisms and enzymes with applications to the biofuels industry; Chapter 16. Cloning, Mutation and Over-expression of Lignocellulase Genes ; Chapter 17. Cellulose-dissolving systems and their effects on enzymatic hydrolysis; Chapter 18. What we can learn from the natural biomass utilization systems for developing the novel bioreactors; Chapter 19: Techno-economic Analysis and Life Cycle Assessment of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Sugars using Various Pretreatment Technologies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Biomass energy.
Refuse as fuel.
Chemistry.
Environmental science, engineering & technology.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Chemical & Biochemical.
Biomass energy.
Refuse as fuel.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Sun, Jianzhong, editor
Ding, Shi-You, editor.
Doran-Peterson, Joy, editor.
ISBN 9781849734738
1849734739