This webinar will focus on how biochemical engineering developed in response to the need for large-scale production of antibiotics in the 1940s and 50s, even though fermentation provided a route to many industrial organic chemicals prior to their production from petroleum.
Global energy and climate problems have stimulated increased efforts in synthesizing fuels and chemicals from renewable resources.
Cellulases are of considerable current interest for converting the cellulosic content of biomass to fermentable sugars for biofuels production.
As our concerns on global warming and other environmental problems are increasing, there has been much interest in developing sustainable system for the production of chemicals, fuels, and materials from renewable resources.
Cell factories are used extensively to produce many specific molecules used as pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, fuels, materials and food ingredients.
Biotechnological processes depend to a large extent on the productivity of the organisms used.