CEP: August 2008 Former vice president Al Gore and Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens have called for immediate and drastic measures to transform America's energy portfolio within the next ten years... Share SBE Update: Developing Bioenergy Processes August2008SBE Special Section Catalytic Process Converts Sugars into Gasoline August2008SBE Special Section Biobutanol – A Replacement for Bioethanol? August2008SBE Special SectionRon CasconeEthanol, the leading incumbant biofuel, has several limitations.Butanol overcomes many of these, and holds promise as the next important transportation biofuel. Polysilicon Business Shines Brightly August2008News FeatureGerald ParkinsonTo meet growing demand for solar energy, new polysilicon plants are being built at an unprecedented rate, and several new technologies will play a role in the capacity expansion. Producing Fuels and Chemicals from Lignocellulosic Biomass August2008SBE Special SectionMark 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 August2008SBE Special SectionWendy Higashide, James C. LiaoEngineers are turning to genetic and biological tools and techniques to synthesize higher-chain alcohols that do not suffer from the same limitations as ethanol. Green Reactors August2008Reactions and SeparationsMukesh DobleCompare these microreactor technologies, along with the intrinsic advantages and disadvantages of miniaturization, to achieve process intensification. Chemistry Simulation Drives Clean Technology Progress August2008Fluids and Solids HandlingScott A. DrennanHere's how to determine when to use computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to simulate the detailed chemistry of reacting flows for combustion and chemical processes. Best Practices for Hazardous-Waste Management August2008Environmental ManagementIsaac PowellA waste generator can reduce the risks of incurring financial penalties and damage to its reputation by implementing these hazardous-waste determination, vendor management and document control programs. 30 Authors and Their Groundbreaking Chemical Engineering Books August2008Centennial Copyright Permissions: Would you like to reuse content from CEP Magazine? It’s easy to request permission to reuse content. Simply click here to connect instantly to licensing services, where you can choose from a list of options regarding how you would like to reuse the desired content and complete the transaction.