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Biomass to biofuels : strategies for global industries

Biomass to biofuels : strategies for global industries
By Vertes, Alain, A.
TP339.B615bs, Lee Wee Nam Library
Focusing on the key challenges that still impede the realization of the billion-ton renewable fuels vision, this book integrates technological development and business development rationales to highlight the key technological.developments that are necessary to industrialize biofuels on a global scale. Technological issues addressed in this work include fermentation and downstream processing technologies, as compared to current industrial practice and process economics. Business issues that provide the lens through which the technological review is performed span the entire biofuel value chain, from financial mechanisms to fund biotechnology start-ups in the biofuel arena up to large green field manufacturing projects, to raw material farming, collection and transport to the bioconversion plant, manufacturing, product recovery, storage, and transport to the point of sale. Emphasis has been placed throughout the book on providing a global view that takes into account the intrinsic characteristics of various biofuels markets from Brazil, the EU, the US, or Japan, to emerging economies as agricultural development and biofuel development appear undissociably linked.. [As taken from Syndetics]

Synthetic biology : industrial and environmental applications

Title: Synthetic biology : industrial and environmental applications
Author:  Schmidt, Markus
Call number: TP248.S993
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Going beyond garden variety biotechnology, synthetic biology subjects biological systems to engineering principles such as standardization, modularization, hierarchies of abstraction, and decoupling design and fabrication. Contributors from biological and other sciences here assess a selected number of promising commercial and environmental applications enabled by synthetic biology. They cover biofuels, bioremediation, biomaterials, other developments in synthetic biology such as the economic potential and environmental impacts, and regulatory frameworks. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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