The recent interest in biofuels has motivated a closer look at microorganisms from extremely high temperature environments, not only for their capacity to deconstruct the carbohydrate content of plant biomass but also for novel metabolic pathways
Global energy and climate problems have stimulated increased efforts in synthesizing fuels and chemicals from renewable resources.
It is now clear that, for many reasons, corn has serious limitations as feedstock for biofuel production.
Learn about the critical economic, environmental and social issues that will impact a biofuels project along with the technical programs that could enhance a particular project.
Dr Singer and his lab are developing an integrated Microbial-ElectroCatalytic (MEC) system to produce advanced biofuels from H2/CO2.
Cellulases are of considerable current interest for converting the cellulosic content of biomass to fermentable sugars for biofuels production.
Dr. Holtzapple describes the challenges of providing energy to a growing world. To address energy needs, he shows how the MixAlco process converts waste biomass into bio-gasoline.
Barry J. Schindler, Esq., of Greenberg Traurig LLP's Patent Prosecution Group, addresses Intellectual Properties Issues for chemical engineers engaged in the business of biomass.
Surrounded by a world filled with the fruits of innovation and invention, pessimists generally forget or ignore the role these forces are likely to play in the developing biofuel industry.
Biotechnological processes depend to a large extent on the productivity of the organisms used.