Industrial Biotechnology

Realizing the Potential of Advanced Biofuels

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 18, 2011
Advanced biofuels or drop-in fuels is the terminology used to refer to hydrocarbon fuels that are direct replacements or supplements for existing...

Reducing Process Complexity for Cellulosic Ethanol

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 18, 2011
Much of the process complexity and high capital costs associate with cellulosic ethanol (dilute acid hydrolysis as a pretreatment and enzymatic...

Pyrolytic Pathways to Advanced Biofuels

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 18, 2011
Pyrolysis is the thermal conversion of carbonaceous materials in the absence of molecular oxygen to liquids, solids and gases. In the most general...

Wood Pellets Self-Heating During Storage

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 17, 2011
Accidental fires in wood pellets silos happen frequently in the last five years. Experiments were carried out in this work at temperature range of...

Pellets From Pretreated Biomass

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 16, 2011
Biomass supply is complicated by diversity of feedstocks, seasonal availability, and widely distributed feedstock. The costs of biomass supply and...

Sustainability of Biomass Crop Production

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 16, 2011
Woody biomass is renewable only if sustainable production is imposed. How to evaluate the benefit of different biomass crop species on a...

From Biomass to Biofuels: Breaking the Cellulose Barrier

Archived Webinar
Oct 5, 2011
Cellulases are of considerable current interest for converting the cellulosic content of biomass to fermentable sugars for biofuels production. To facilitate the enzymatic conversion of biomass to sugars, pre-treatment processes at high temperatures, low pH, and even in ionic liquids are candidates...

Biological Synthesis of Fuels and Chemicals

Archived Webinar
Jul 22, 2010
Global energy and climate problems have stimulated increased efforts in synthesizing fuels and chemicals from renewable resources. Compared to the traditional biofuel, ethanol, higher alcohols offer advantages as gasoline substitutes because of their higher energy density and lower hygroscopicity...

Systems Metabolic Engineering

Archived Webinar
Apr 22, 2010
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. As microorganisms isolated from nature are often inefficient in performing...

Industrial Systems Biology

Archived Webinar
Aug 25, 2009
Cell factories are used extensively to produce many specific molecules used as pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, fuels, materials and food ingredients. Through the use of directed genetic modifications of cell factories – an approach referred to as metabolic engineering – it is possible to develop...

Designing Efficient Metabolic Networks for Biofuels Production

Archived Webinar
Jun 25, 2009
Biotechnological processes depend to a large extent on the productivity of the organisms used. Recent advances in systems biology and bioinformatics have made it possible to rigorously analyze the functioning of complex metabolic networks using first principles. Such analysis provides a valuable...

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