Industrial Biotechnology

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...

June 2016 CEP Preview

June 14, 2016
This month a special SBE supplement looks at commercializing industrial biotechnology.

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...

Modeling of CO2 Capture Using Microalgae

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 7, 2013
In order to model the growth of microalgae in a open-pond reactor , a 1000L system has been built and operated under realistic outdoor conditions...

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...

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...

F = MA of Biology?

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 17, 2011
I will describe my participation over the past few years in an effort to find fundamental mathematical laws in biology. I will discuss a theory for...

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...

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