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The Biotechnology of Ethanol: Classical and Future Applications

The Biotechnology of Ethanol: Classical and Future Applications

Max Roehr (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-60234-6

Jan 2005, Wiley-Blackwell

245 pages

Select type: O-Book


Focusing on the biotechnology of ethanol, this book highlights its industrial relevance as one of the most important products of primary metabolism. The text covers the most advanced developments among classical methods as well as more unconventional techniques, before going on to outline various aspects of new applications and the increasing importance of ethanol as a renewable resource. Topics covered in this unique volume include alternative raw materials, such as municipal waste and waste paper or particular crops, innovative methods of production using genetically engineered microorganisms, and the role of ethanol as both a source of energy and a valuable commodity.
The book is a valuable reference in that it combines biotechnological and economic aspects, while also providing an overview of the state of the art in the production and use of ethanol. Throughout, special emphasis has been placed on a balanced presentation between developments in Europe as well as in North and South America.
With contributions of T. Senn and H.J. Pieper and of N. Kosaric and F. Vardar-Sukan.
Introduction (M. Roehr)
Ethanol -
Classical Methods (T. Senn, H. J. Pieper)
Ethanol -
Potential Source of Energy and Chemical Products (N. Kosaric, F. Vardar-Sukan)
"...a concise overview of the manufacture of ethanol and its many uses..." (SciTech Book News, Vol. 26, No. 2, June 2002)