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Biotechnology for biofuel production and optimization

Author: Carrie A Eckert; Cong T Trinh
Publisher: Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Biotechnology for Biofuel Production and Optimization is the compilation of current research findings that cover the entire process of biofuels production from manipulation of genes and pathways to organisms and renewable feedstocks for efficient biofuel production as well as different cultivation techniques and process scale-up considerations. This book captures recent breakthroughs in the interdisciplinary areas  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carrie A Eckert; Cong T Trinh
ISBN: 9780081000533 0081000537
OCLC Number: 945765185
Notes: Biotechnology for Biofuel Production and Optimization Preface 1. Engineering Central Metabolism for Production of Higher Alcohol-based Biofuels 2. Secondary metabolism for isoprenoid-based biofuels 3. Metabolic engineering for fatty acid, biodiesel production 4. Pathway and strain design for biofuels production 5. RNA-based molecular sensors for biosynthetic pathway design, evolution, and optimization 6. Pathway Assembly and Optimization 7. Design of Dynamic Pathways 8. Applications of Constraint-Based Models for Biochemical Production 9. Biotechnological strategies for advanced biofuels production: enhancing tolerance phenotypes through genome-scale modifications 10. Evolutionary Methods for Improving Production of Biorenewable Fuels and Chemicals 11. Biomass utilization 12. Ralstonia eutropha H16 as a platform for the production of biofuels, biodegradable plastics, and fine chemicals from diverse carbon resources 13. Methane Biocatalysis: Selecting the Right Strain 14. Photosynthetic Platform Strain Selection: Strain Selection Considerations and Large Scale Production Limitations 15. Interpreting and designing microbial communities, from components to interactions to emergent properties 16. Cell-free biotransformation 17. Microbial Electrochemical Cells and Biorefinery Energy Efficiency 18. PhotoBioHybrid Solar Conversion with Metalloenzymes and Photosynthetic Reaction Centers 19. Photobioreactors 20. Scale-up Considerations for Biofuels.
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Contents: Amino Acid Oxidation/Ehrlich Pathway1.2.3 Opportunities for Further Improvement; 1.3 Strategies for Improving Higher Alcohol Production; 1.3.1 Approaches to Enhance Enzyme and Pathway Function; 1.3.2 Engineering Microbial Hosts to Enhance Cofactor and Precursor Availability; 1.3.3 Engineering Microbial Hosts to Address Product Toxicity; Understanding Product Toxicity; Adaptive Evolutionary Approaches to Overcoming Product Toxicity; Targeted Approaches to Overcoming Product Toxicity; Isolating and Engineering More Tolerant Hosts. 1.4 Successes and Challenges on the Path Towards Commercialization1.4.1 Examples of Successful Commercialization; 1.4.2 Product Separation; 1.4.3 Commercially Viable Hosts; 1.4.4 Alternative Feedstocks; 1.5 Outlook: Overcoming Roadblocks; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 2: Secondary Metabolism for Isoprenoid-based Biofuels; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Biosynthesis of Isoprenoids; 2.2.1 The MVA Pathway; 2.2.2 Variations of MVA Pathway-Example of Archaeal MVA Pathway; 2.2.3 MEP Pathway; 2.2.4 Regulations of the Isoprenoid Pathways. 2.2.5 Stoichiometry of the MVA and the MEP Pathways and Choice of Pathways for Engineering2.2.6 Prenyl Diphosphate Synthase and Terpene Synthase; 2.3 Engineering of the Isoprenoid Pathways for Biofuels Production; 2.3.1 Limitations of Plants Platform for Isoprenoid Production; 2.3.2 Development of Isoprenoids Pathways in Microbial Platforms; Engineering of the MEP pathway; Engineering of the MVA pathway for amorphadiene production in E. coli ; Engineering of the MVA pathway for amorphadiene production in yeast; Efforts to engineer the MEP pathway in yeast. 2.4 Engineering of the MVA Pathway for Isoprenoid-based Biofuels2.4.1 Sesquiterpene Biofuels (C 15); Farnesene; Bisabolene; Farnesol; 2.4.2 Monoterpene Biofuels (C 10); 2.4.3 Hemiterpene Biofuels (C 5); 2.5 Concluding Remarks; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 3: Metabolic Engineering for Fatty Acid and Biodiesel Production; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Overview of Lipid Metabolism; 3.3 Modified Fatty Acid Species; 3.4 Conversion of Lipids and Fatty Acids into Biodiesel; 3.5 Conversion of Fatty Acids into Additional Oleochemicals; 3.6 Host Organism; 3.7 Conclusion; References.
Responsibility: edited by Carrie Eckert, Cong Trinh.

Abstract:

Biotechnology for Biofuel Production and Optimization is the compilation of current research findings that cover the entire process of biofuels production from manipulation of genes and pathways to organisms and renewable feedstocks for efficient biofuel production as well as different cultivation techniques and process scale-up considerations. This book captures recent breakthroughs in the interdisciplinary areas of systems and synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, and bioprocess engineering for renewable, cleaner sources of energy.
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