Lignocellulose Conversion

Enzymatic and Microbial Tools for Bioethanol Production

Editors: Faraco, Vincenza (Ed.)

  • Highlights the latest enzymatic and microbial tools for lignocellulose conversion
  • Describes the route towards second generation bioethanol production
  • All authors are eminent scientists well known for their work and expertise in the field​
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Bioethanol has been recognized as a potential alternative to petroleum-derived transportation fuels. Even if cellulosic biomass is less expensive than corn and sugarcane, the higher costs for its conversion make the near-term price of cellulosic ethanol higher than that of corn ethanol and even more than that of sugarcane ethanol. Conventional process for bioethanol production from lignocellulose includes a chemical/physical pre-treatment of lignocellulose for lignin removal, mostly based on auto hydrolysis and acid hydrolysis, followed by saccharification of the free accessible cellulose portions of the biomass. The highest yields of fermentable sugars from cellulose portion are achieved by means of enzymatic hydrolysis, currently carried out using a mix of cellulases from the fungus Trichoderma reesei. Reduction of (hemi)cellulases production costs is strongly required to increase competitiveness of second generation bioethanol production. The final step is the fermentation of sugars obtained from saccharification, typically performed by the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The current process is optimized for 6-carbon sugars fermentation, since most of yeasts cannot ferment 5-carbon sugars. Thus, research is aimed at exploring new engineered yeasts abilities to co-ferment 5- and 6-carbon sugars. Among the main routes to advance cellulosic ethanol, consolidate bio-processing, namely direct conversion of biomass into ethanol by a genetically modified microbes, holds tremendous potential to reduce ethanol production costs.   Finally, the use of all the components of lignocellulose to produce a large spectra of biobased products is another challenge for further improving competitiveness of second generation bioethanol production, developing a biorefinery. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: Potential of Cellulosic Ethanol

    Watanabe, Takashi

    Pages 1-20

  • Sources for Lignocellulosic Raw Materials for the Production of Ethanol

    Hadar, Yitzhak

    Pages 21-38

  • The Pretreatment Step in Lignocellulosic Biomass Conversion: Current Systems and New Biological Systems

    Woiciechowski, Adenise Lorenci (et al.)

    Pages 39-64

  • The Saccharification Step: Trichoderma Reesei Cellulase Hyper Producer Strains

    Balan, Venkatesh (et al.)

    Pages 65-91

  • The Saccharification Step: The Main Enzymatic Components

    Couturier, Marie (et al.)

    Pages 93-110

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eBook $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-37861-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-37860-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover n/a
  • ISBN 978-3-642-44260-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lignocellulose Conversion
Book Subtitle
Enzymatic and Microbial Tools for Bioethanol Production
Editors
  • Vincenza Faraco
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-37861-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-37861-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-37860-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44260-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 199
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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