16. Microbial Bioprocesses for Industrial-Scale Chemical Production

  1. Junhua (Alex) Tao3 and
  2. Romas Kazlauskas4
  1. Todd Banner1,
  2. Arlene Fosmer1,
  3. Holly Jessen1,
  4. Erin Marasco1,
  5. Brian Rush1,
  6. Jon Veldhouse1 and
  7. Mervyn de Souza2

Published Online: 12 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118028308.ch16

Biocatalysis for Green Chemistry and Chemical Process Development

Biocatalysis for Green Chemistry and Chemical Process Development

How to Cite

Banner, T., Fosmer, A., Jessen, H., Marasco, E., Rush, B., Veldhouse, J. and de Souza, M. (2011) Microbial Bioprocesses for Industrial-Scale Chemical Production, in Biocatalysis for Green Chemistry and Chemical Process Development (eds J. (. Tao and R. Kazlauskas), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118028308.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Institute of Sustainability, Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, China

  2. 4

    Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics and The Biotechnology Institute, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Cargill Biotechnology Development Center (BioTDC), Minneapolis, MN, USA

  2. 2

    Cargill Specialty Canola Oils, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 6 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470437780

Online ISBN: 9781118028308

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Keywords:

  • microbial bioprocesses for industrial-scale chemical production;
  • metabolic engineering approaches, and transferring flux - from native yeast fermentation product, ethanol, to lactic acid;
  • “green” features of biobased chemical production - societal standpoint, functionality and production cost of green chemicals, and long-term success

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • General Introduction

  • Mature Market and Established Technology (Citric Acid)

  • Chemicals Obtained from Citric Acid Coproduct Stream Conversion

  • Chemicals Currently Produced on a Commercial Scale with Markets that Still Need Development

  • Emerging Technology for Sustainable Production of Chemicals that can Feed into Existing Markets

  • Conclusions

  • References