Chapter 17. Clostridia and Process Engineering for Energy Generation

  1. Alain A. Vertès1,
  2. Nasib Qureshi2,
  3. Hans P. Blaschek3 and
  4. Hideaki Yukawa4
  1. Nasib Qureshi2 and
  2. Hans P. Blaschek3

Published Online: 12 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750025.ch17

Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries

Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries

How to Cite

Qureshi, N. and Blaschek, H. P. (2010) Clostridia and Process Engineering for Energy Generation, in Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries (eds A. A. Vertès, N. Qureshi, H. P. Blaschek and H. Yukawa), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470750025.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Sloan Fellowship, London Business School, UK

  2. 2

    Bioenergy Research, United States Department of Agriculture, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Peoria, IL, USA

  3. 3

    Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition and The Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

  4. 4

    Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology Group, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE), Kyoto, Japan

Author Information

  1. 2

    Bioenergy Research, United States Department of Agriculture, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Peoria, IL, USA

  2. 3

    Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition and The Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 15 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470513125

Online ISBN: 9780470750025

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Keywords:

  • clostridia and process engineering for energy generation;
  • butanol production by fermentation;
  • substrates, cultures and traditional technologies;
  • agricultural residues as substrates for the future;
  • whey permeate, corn and starchy roots - factors affecting butanol production viability;
  • butanol-producing microbial cultures;
  • novel fermentation technologies;
  • lignocellulosic substrate fermentation in integrated systems;
  • product recovery techniques - adsorption, liquid–liquid extraction, perstraction

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Substrates, Cultures, and Traditional Technologies

  • Agricultural Residues as Substrates for the Future

  • Butanol-Producing Microbial Cultures

  • Regulation of Butanol Production and Microbial Genetics

  • Novel Fermentation Technologies

  • Novel Product Recovery Technologies

  • Fermentation of Lignocellulosic Substrates in Integrated Systems

  • Integrated or Consolidated Processes

  • Perspective

  • Acknowledgments

  • References