In Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals: The Twenty-Ninth Symposium, leading US and international researchers from academia, industry, and government exchange cutting-edge technical information and update current trends in the development and application of biotechnology for sustainable production of fuels and chemicals. This symposium emphasizes advances in biotechnology to produce high-volume, low-price products from renewable resources, while improving the environment. The major areas of interest include advanced feedstock production and processing, enzymatic and microbial biocatalysis, bioprocess research and development, opportunities in biorefineries, and commercialization of biobased products. International and domestic progress on producing liquid biofuels, especially ethanol and biodiesel, is highlighted, and related topics, including bioseparations and optimal integration of biochemical and thermochemical conversion technologies, are featured. Forward-looking and authoritative, Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals: The Twenty-NInth Symposium provides an illuminating overview of current research and development in the production of commodity fuels and chemicals from renewable biomass resources via biochemical and thermochemical routes.
Table of ContentsSession 1A.- to Session 1A: Feedstock Genomics and Development.- High-resolution Thermogravimetric Analysis For Rapid Characterization of Biomass Composition and Selection of Shrub Willow Varieties.- Assessment of Bermudagrass and Bunch Grasses as Feedstock for Conversion to Ethanol.- Session 1B.- Rapid Isolation of the Trichoderma Strain with Higher Degrading Ability of a Filter Paper and Superior Proliferation Characteristics Using Avicel Plates and the Double-Layer Selection Medium.- A Comparison of Simple Rheological Parameters and Simulation Data for Zymomonas mobilis Fermentation Broths with High Substrate Loading in a 3-L Bioreactor.- Effects of Oxygen Limitation on Xylose Fermentation, Intracellular Metabolites, and Key Enzymes of Neurospora crassa AS3.1602.- Fermentation of Acid-pretreated Corn Stover to Ethanol Without Detoxification Using Pichia stipitis.- Bioethanol Production from Uncooked Raw Starch by Immobilized Surface-engineered Yeast Cells.- Effects of Gene Orientation and Use of Multiple Promoters on the Expression of XYL1 and XYL2 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.- Bioreactors for H2 Production by Purple Nonsulfur Bacteria.- Solid-state Fermentation of Xylanase from Penicillium canescens 10-10c in a Multi-layer-packed Bed Reactor.- Ethanol Production from Wet-Exploded Wheat Straw Hydrolysate by Thermophilic Anaerobic Bacterium Thermoanaerobacter BG1L1 in a Continuous Immobilized Reactor.- Succinic Acid Production from Cheese Whey using Actinobacillus succinogenes 130 Z.- Session 2.- to Session 2: Enzyme Catalysis and Engineering.- Production of Cyclodextrins by CGTase from Bacillus clausii Using Different Starches as Substrates.- Effects of pH and Temperature on Recombinant Manganese Peroxidase Production and Stability.- Xylanase Production by Bacillus circulans D1 Using Maltose as Carbon Source.- Immobilization of Fungal ?-Glucosidase on Silica Gel and Kaolin Carriers.- Immobilization of Yarrowia lipolytica LipaseA Comparison of Stability of Physical Adsorption and Covalent Attachment Techniques.- Heterologous Expression of Aspergillus niger ?-d-Xylosidase (XlnD): Characterization on Lignocellulosic Substrates.- Cloning, Expression and Characterization of a Glycoside Hydrolase Family 39 Xylosidase from Bacillus Halodurans C-125.- Heterologous Expression of Two Ferulic Acid Esterases from Penicillium funiculosum.- Evaluation of a Hypocrea jecorina Enzyme Preparation for Hydrolysis of Tifton 85 Bermudagrass.- A Novel Technique that Enables Efficient Conduct of Simultaneous Isomerization and Fermentation (SIF) of Xylose.- The Effects of Wheat Bran Composition on the Production of Biomass-Hydrolyzing Enzymes by Penicillium decumbens.- Integrated Biosensor Systems for Ethanol Analysis.- B-d-Xylosidase from Selenomonas ruminantium: Catalyzed Reactions with Natural and Artificial Substrates.- Hydrolysis of Ammonia-pretreated Sugar Cane Bagasse with Cellulase, ?-Glucosidase, and Hemicellulase Preparations.- Monoglycerides and Diglycerides Synthesis in a Solvent-Free System by Lipase-Catalyzed Glycerolysis.- Immobilization of Candida antarctica Lipase B by Adsorption to Green Coconut Fiber.- Methods and Supports for Immobilization and Stabilization of Cyclomaltodextrin Glucanotransferase from Thermoanaerobacter.- Response Surface Methodology as an Approach to Determine Optimal Activities of Lipase Entrapped in SolGel Matrix Using Different Vegetable Oils.- Improving Activity of Salt-Lyophilized Enzymes in Organic Media.- Protease Production by Different Thermophilic Fungi.- Non-ionic Surfactants and Non-Catalytic Protein Treatment on Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Pretreated Creeping Wild Ryegrass.- Session 3.- Separate and Concentrate Lactic Acid Using Combination of Nanofiltration and Reverse Osmosis Membranes.- Parameter Estimation for Simultaneous Saccharification and Fermentation of Food Waste Into Ethanol Using Matlab Simulink.- Lignin Peroxidase from Streptomyces viridosporus T7A: Enzyme Concentration Using Ultrafiltration.- Oxygen-controlled Biosurfactant Production in a Bench Scale Bioreactor.- Continuous Production of Ethanol from Starch Using Glucoamylase and Yeast Co-Immobilized in Pectin Gel.- Lipase Production in Solid-State Fermentation Monitoring Biomass Growth of Aspergillus niger Using Digital Image Processing.- The Effects of Surfactants on the Estimation of Bacterial Density in Petroleum Samples.- An Alternative Application to the Portuguese Agro-Industrial Residue: Wheat Straw.- The Use of Seaweed and Sugarcane Bagasse for the Biological Treatment of Metal-contaminated Waters Under Sulfate-reducing Conditions.- Development of Activity-based Cost Functions for Cellulase, Invertase, and Other Enzymes.- Session 4.- Reaction Kinetics of the Hydrothermal Treatment of Lignin.- Hydrodynamic Characterization of a Column-type Prototype Bioreactor.- Thermal Effects on Hydrothermal Biomass Liquefaction.- Session 5A.- Bundled Slash: A Potential New Biomass Resource for Fuels and Chemicals.- Session 5B.- Pretreatment Characteristics of Waste Oak Wood by Ammonia Percolation.- Pretreatment of Whole-Crop Harvested, Ensiled Maize for Ethanol Production.- Enzymatic Hydrolysis and Ethanol Fermentation of High Dry Matter Wet-Exploded Wheat Straw at Low Enzyme Loading.- A Comparison between Lime and Alkaline Hydrogen Peroxide Pretreatments of Sugarcane Bagasse for Ethanol Production.- Substrate Dependency and Effect of Xylanase Supplementation on Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Ammonia-Treated Biomass.- Alkali (NaOH) Pretreatment of Switchgrass by Radio Frequency-based Dielectric Heating.- Session 6.- Biological Hydrogen Production Using Chloroform-treated Methanogenic Granules.- Effect of Furfural, Vanillin and Syringaldehyde on Candida guilliermondii Growth and Xylitol Biosynthesis.- Production and Characterization of Biodiesel from Tung Oil.- Yeast Biomass Production in Brewery’s Spent Grains Hemicellulosic Hydrolyzate.- Lipase-Catalyzed Transesterification of Rapeseed Oil for Biodiesel Production with tert-Butanol.- Bioethanol Production Optimization: A Thermodynamic Analysis.- Oxidation in Acidic Medium of Lignins from Agricultural Residues.- Kinetic Modeling and Parameter Estimation in a Tower Bioreactor for Bioethanol Production.- Analysis of Kinetic and Operational Parameters in a Structured Model for Acrylic Acid Production through Experimental Design.- Optimization of Oligosaccharide Synthesis from Cellobiose by Dextransucrase.- Fermentation Kinetics for Xylitol Production by a Pichia stipitis d-Xylulokinase Mutant Previously Grown in Spent Sulfite Liquor.- Selective Enrichment of a Methanol-Utilizing Consortium Using Pulp and Paper Mill Waste Streams.- Evaluation of Cashew Apple Juice for the Production of Fuel Ethanol.- Atmospheric Pressure Liquefaction of Dried Distillers Grains (DDG and Making Polyurethane Foams from Liquefied DDG.- Bacterial Cellulose Production by Acetobacter xylinum Strains from Agricultural Waste Products.- Special Topic B.- Overview of Special Session BCompositional and Structural Analysis of Biomass.- What can be Learned from Silage Breeding Programs?.- Permethylation Linkage Analysis Techniques for Residual Carbohydrates.