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Biological Barriers to Cellulosic Ethanol
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Authors: Ernest V. Burkheisser 
Book Description:
The purpose of this book is to define barriers and challenges to a rapid expansion of cellulosic-ethanol production and determine ways to speed solutions through concerted application of modern biology tools as part of a joint research agenda. Although the focus was ethanol, the science applies to additional fuels that include biodiesel and other bioproducts or coproducts having critical roles in any deployment scheme. The core barrier is cellulosic-biomass recalcitrance to processing to ethanol. Biomass is composed of nature’s most ready energy source, sugars, but they are locked in a complex polymer composite exquisitely created to resist biological and chemical degradation. Key to energizing a new biofuel industry based on conversion of cellulose (and hemicelluloses) to ethanol is to understand plant cell-wall chemical and physical structures—how they are synthesized and can be deconstructed. With this knowledge, innovative energy crops—plants specifically designed for industrial processing to biofuel—can be developed concurrently with new biology-based treatment and conversion methods. Recent advances in science and technological capabilities, especially those from the nascent discipline of systems biology, promise to accelerate and enhance this development. Resulting technologies will create a fundamentally new process and biorefinery paradigm that will enable an efficient and economic industry for converting plant biomass to liquid fuels. These key barriers and suggested research strategies to address them are described in this book.

The core barrier is cellulosic-biomass recalcitrance to processing to ethanol. Biomass is composed of nature’s most ready energy source, sugars, but they are locked in a complex polymer composite exquisitely created to resist biological and chemical degradation. Key to energizing a new biofuel industry based on conversion of cellulose (and hemicelluloses) to ethanol is to understand plant cell-wall chemical and physical structures—how they are synthesized and can be deconstructed. With this knowledge, innovative energy crops—plants specifically designed for industrial processing to biofuel—can be developed concurrently with new biology-based treatment and conversion methods. Recent advances in science and technological capabilities, especially those from the nascent discipline of systems biology,
promise to accelerate and enhance this development. Resulting technologies will create a fundamentally new process and biorefinery paradigm that will enable an efficient and economic industry for converting plant biomass to liquid fuels. These key barriers and suggested research strategies to address them are described in this book.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Introduction pp.1-30

Technical Strategy: Development of a Viable Cellulosic Biomass to Biofuel Industry pp.31-38

Systems Biology to Overcome Barriers to Cellulosic Ethanol pp.39-58

Feedstocks for Biofuels pp.59-88

Deconstructing Feedstocks to Sugars pp.89-124

Sugar Fermentation to Ethanol pp.125-160

Crosscutting 21st Century Science, Technology, and Infrastructure for a New Generation of Biofuel Research pp.161-186

Bioprocess Systems Engineering and Economic Analysis pp.187-190

Appendix A. Provisions for Biofuels and Biobased Products in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 pp.191-194

Appendix B. Workshop Participants pp.195-204

Appendix C. Workshop Participant Biosketches pp.205-232

Chapter Sources. pp.233-234

Index pp.235-251

   Series:
      Renewable Energy: Research, Development and Policies
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 2nd quarter
   Pages: pp.251
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-203-3
   Status: AV
  
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