Biocatalysis and Bioenergy

Biocatalysis and Bioenergy

Editor(s): Ching T. Hou, Jei-Fu Shaw

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9780470134047

Online ISBN: 9780470385869

DOI: 10.1002/9780470385869

About this Book

An up-to-date overview of diverse findings and accomplishments in biocatalysis and bioenergy

With the high price of petroleum and researchers worldwide seeking new means of producing energy, this comprehensive book on biocatalysis for bioenergy and biofuel applications is very timely. It combines information on state-of-the-art advances and in-depth reviews of the latest achievements in biocatalysis and bioenergy, emphasizing biodiesel, bioethanol, and industrial products. The advantages of biocatalysis include high specificity, efficiency, energy conservation, and pollution reduction. Biocatalysis and Bioenergy details advances in the field, with:

* Three primary sections, covering biodiesel research, bioethanol, and industrial products

Information on enzyme catalysis, biotransformation, bioconversion, fermentation, genetic engineering, and product recovery


Contributions from leading experts worldwide who share their research and findings

The prospect of using biocatalysis for the production of energy has great potential due to its cost-effectiveness, the fact that it does not require a limited resource such as oil, and its potential universality of application and use globally. This is the definitive reference for biochemists and biochemical engineers, bioprocess and bioenergy scientists, physical and oil chemists (oleochemists), microbiologists, industrial microbiologists, molecular biologists, metabolic engineers working in biocatalysis, bioethanol, and biodiesel fuels, DOE scientists working on renewable energy, and other professionals in related fields.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Biodiesel

    1. Chapter 5

      Non-Catalytic Alcoholysis of Vegetable Oils for Production of Biodiesel Fuel (pages 107–114)

      Hiroshi Nabetani, Mitsutoshi Nakajima, Shoji Hagiwara, Rie Yamazaki and Hitoshi Maeda

    2. Chapter 7

      Industrial Products from Biodiesel Glycerol (pages 131–154)

      Richard D. Ashby, Victor T. Wyatt, Thomas A. Foglia and Daniel K. Y. Solaiman

    3. Chapter 10

      Production of Biofuel from Lipids and Alternative Resources (pages 185–194)

      R. Verhé, V. Van Hoed, C. Echim, C. Stevens, W. De Greyt and M. Kellens

  2. Part II: Bioethanol

    1. Chapter 11

      Biotechnology of Holocellulose-Degrading Enzymes (pages 195–229)

      Jürgen Andreaus, Edivaldo Ximenes Ferreira Filho and Elba Pinto da Silva Bon

  3. Part III: Biocatalysis (Products from Renewable Resources)

    1. Chapter 26

      Composition, Functionality and Potential Applications of Seaweed Lipids (pages 463–490)

      Bhaskar Narayan, Chandini S. Kumar, Tokutake Sashima, Hayato Maeda, Masashi Hosokawa and Kazuo Miyashita

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