New Biotechnologies for Increased Energy Security: The Future of Fuel
Juan Carlos Serrano-Ruiz
CRC Press, May 27, 2015 - Technology & Engineering - 340 pages
This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.
The information contained in this compendium volume sets the stage for the future's large-scale production of biofuels. Biomass is an abundant carbon-neutral renewable feedstock for producing fuel. First-generation biofuels gained attention for their problems, but the authors of this book demonstrate that they are well on their way to creating practical and sustainable second-generation biofuels.
The book begins with an introduction to synthetic biology. Next, it covers pretreatment technologies, advanced microbial technologies, genetic engineering as it relates to biofuel technologies, and nanotechnology and chemical engineering in relation to biofuels.
Well-respected in his field, the editor's firsthand experience gives him the perspective to create a thorough review of the relevant literature. Each chapter is written by experts in biotechnologies, offering graduate and post-doctorate students, as well as other scientific researchers, a wide-angle look at biofuel technologies. At the same time, this volume points to promising directions for new research.
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PART II PRETREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES
PART III ADVANCED MICROBIAL TECHNOLOGIES
PART IV GENETIC ENGINEERING
PART V NANOTECHNOLOGY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING