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This editor believes the public finally understands that bioenergy should be a critical new 39 component of our world's future energy supply. While this new enlightenment might have 40 come from bioenergy's environmentally friendly attributes and its renewable and sustain- 41 able nature, the reality is that the primary driver has been both the high cost of energy, 42 led recently by petroleum products, and the unique climatic changes such as local weather 43 events and reports of melting of ancient glaciers. I believe that much of the public under- 44 stands the primary cause of these changes is the growing demand for fossil fuels for heat- 45 ing and transportation needs driven by both population increases and dramatic economic 46 development around the globe. This increased demand, as well as global politics, has 47 impacted the costs for these energy products. At the same time, increased use of fossil fuels 48 has been liberating unprecedented levels of CO and other greenhouse gasses (GHGs) 49 2 that must be impacting the global climate. As a result, the world is looking for alternative 50 solutions. Renewable energy is one of the leading options as long as it is pursued in a sus- 51 tainable fashion. Of course, renewable energy has numerous sources, including wind, solar, 52 geothermal, ocean currents/tides, and bio-based energy. The latter category of renewable 53 energy is centered primarily on use of green plant matter, i. e.

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


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.

1. Biomass Supply Logistics and Infrastructure Shahabaddine Sokhansanj and J. Richard Hess 2. Selecting, Establishing, and Managing Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) for Biofuels David J. Parrish and John H. Fike 3. Agronomic Experiences with Miscanthus x giganteus in Illinois, USA Richard Pyter, Emily Heaton, Frank Dohleman, Tom Voigt, and Stephen Long 4. Genetic Transformation of Switchgrass Yajun Xi, Yaxin Ge, and Zeng-Yu Wang 5. Lignocellulosic Biomass Pretreatment Using AFEX Venkatesh Balan, Bryan Bals, Shishir P. S. Chundawat, Derek Marshall and Bruce E. Dale 6. Pretreatment of Biomass by Aqueous Ammonia for Bioethanol Production Tae Hyun Kim, Rajesh Gupta, and Y. Y. Lee 7. Liquid Hot Water Pretreatment of Cellulosic Biomass Youngmi Kim, Rick Hendrickson, Nathan S. Mosier, and Michael R. Ladisch 8. Dilute Acid and Autohydrolysis Pretreatment Bin Yang and Charles E. Wyman 9. Lime Pretreatment Rocio Sierra, Cesar Benigno Granda, and Mark Thomas Holtzapple 10. Analytical Characterization of Fermentation Inhibitors in Biomass Pretreatment Samples Using Liquid Chromatography, UV-Visible Spectroscopy, and Tandem Mass Spectrometry Lekh N. Sharma, Christopher Becker, and C. Kevin Chambliss 11. Biomass Compositional Analysis for Energy Applications Bonnie R. Hames 12. High Throughput Screening of Plant Cell Wall Composition Using Pyrolysis Molecular Beam Mass Spectroscopy Robert Sykes, Matthew Yung, Evandro Novaes, Matias Kirst, Gary Peter, and Mark Davis 13. Preparation and Analysis of Biomass Lignins Alicia L. Compere and William L. Griffith 14. Cellulase Assays Y.-H. Percival Zhang, Jiong Hong, and Xinhao Ye 15. Assessing Cellulase Performance On Pretreated Lignocellulosic Biomass Using Saccharification and Fermentation-Based Protocols Nancy Dowe 16. Basic Laboratory Culture Methods for Anaerobic Bacteria Herbert J. Strobel 17. Simultaneous Saccharification and Fermentation and Partial Saccharification and Co-Fermentation of Lignocellulosic Biomass for Ethanol Production Joy Doran-Peterson, Amruta Jangid, Sarah K. Brandon, Emily DeCrescenzo-Henriksen, Bruce Dien, and Lonnie O. Ingram 18. Biodiesel: Small Scale Production and Quality Requirements Jon Van Gerpen


Titel: Biofuels
Untertitel: Methods and Protocols
EAN: 9781607612131
ISBN: 1607612135
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Anzahl Seiten: 293
Gewicht: 865g
Größe: H266mm x B198mm x T21mm
Jahr: 2009
Untertitel: Englisch
Auflage: 2010

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