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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


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.
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