Producing Fuels and Chemicals from Lignocellulosic Biomass

August
2008
SBE Special Section
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Mark Holtzapple
Rocio Sierra, Aaron Smith, Cesar Granda and Mark T. Holtzapple
As oil and natural gas prices rise, lignocellulosic biomass becomes a viable feedstock for the fuel and chemical industries— provided key issues are addressed.

Metabolic Engineering of Next-Generation Biofuels

August
2008
SBE Special Section
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James C. Liao
Wendy Higashide
Engineers are turning to genetic and biological tools and techniques to synthesize higher-chain alcohols that do not suffer from the same limitations as ethanol.

Biobutanol – A Replacement for Bioethanol?

August
2008
SBE Special Section
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Ron Cascone
Ethanol, the leading incumbant biofuel, has several limitations.Butanol overcomes many of these, and holds promise as the next important transportation biofuel.

Purifying Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibodies

May
2008
SBE Special Section
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Amit Mehta
Martha Lovato Tse
Jace Fogle
Amy Len
Roshan Shrestha
Nuno Fontes
Benedicte Lebreton
Bradley Wolk
Robert van Reis
Eliminating the affinity chromatography step in the mAb purification process trims equipment requirements, shrinks the plant footprint— and reduces costs.

Speeding the Design of Bioprocesses

May
2008
SBE Special Section
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Andrew D. Tustian
Sunil Chhatre
These experimental and modeling techniques enable the rapid, cost-effective design and scale-up of biopharmaceutical manufacturing in an integrated fashion.

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