Methods in Molecular Biology

Biofuels

Methods and Protocols

Editors: Mielenz, Jonathan R. (Ed.)

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  • From field to biorefinery, includes details of how to get there efficiently and economically
  • Switchgrass and Miscanthus: what they are and how to grow them in the field
  • Biomass pretreatment: the start to successful biomass conversion
  • Analyzes biomass sources and process inhibitors with advanced instrumentation
  • Details biomass and lignin characterization and processing protocols
  • Biomass fermentation: what enzymes, microorganisms and processes are needed
  • Explains how to efficiently produce high quality biodiesel fuels
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With the dwindling supplies of fossil fuels and growing concerns regarding climate changes due to green house gasses from these fuels, public opinion has swung dramatically towards favoring the development of renewable energy sources.  In Biofuels: Methods and Protocols, career-long experts explore a full range of methods for bioenergy covering important topics such as biomass production and delivery to the biorefinery, detailed biochemical characterization, as well as biotechnological techniques for converting plant matter into fuels and chemicals.  Time is of the essence in this field, and this volume aims to provide direction and assistance to the growing cadre of researchers endeavoring to develop new sources of bioenergy with a solid, easy-to-use collection of tried-and-true methods which will save time and effort in the field and the laboratory.  Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, chapters include brief introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary equipment, materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible field and laboratory protocols, and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding common pitfalls.

Timely and authoritative, Biofuels: Methods and Protocols seeks to help scientists and engineers as they develop and optimize bioenergy technologies needed to drastically change the course of our energy future as soon as possible.

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From the reviews: “Bioenergy research, development and industrialization are moving at a rapid pace. … This book is therefore timely and focuses on lignocellulose-to-bioethanol technologies, with particular emphasis on maize residues and ‘energy crops’ … . Biomass supply, pretreatment and analysis are well covered … . This is a most useful text, or … lab handbook, that covers many analytical methods and applications for biomass-to-biofuel technologies.” (Graeme Walker, Microbiology Today, June, 2010)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biofuels
Book Subtitle
Methods and Protocols
Editors
  • Jonathan R. Mielenz
Series Title
Methods in Molecular Biology
Series Volume
581
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Mehul Book Sales, Mumbai, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-60761-214-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-60761-214-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-60761-213-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61779-647-0
Series ISSN
1064-3745
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 294
Number of Illustrations
55 b/w illustrations
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