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Description - Biocatalysis and Bioenergy by C. T. Hou

An up-to-date overview of diverse findings and accomplishments in biocatalysis and bioenergy With the high price of petroleum and researchers worldwide seeking new means of producing energy, this comprehensive book on biocatalysis for bioenergy and biofuel applications is very timely. It combines information on state-of-the-art advances and in-depth reviews of the latest achievements in biocatalysis and bioenergy, emphasizing biodiesel, bioethanol, and industrial products. The advantages of biocatalysis include high specificity, efficiency, energy conservation, and pollution reduction.
Biocatalysis and Bioenergy details advances in the field, with: * Three primary sections, covering biodiesel research, bioethanol, and industrial products * Information on enzyme catalysis, biotransformation, bioconversion, fermentation, genetic engineering, and product recovery * * Contributions from leading experts worldwide who share their research and findings The prospect of using biocatalysis for the production of energy has great potential due to its cost-effectiveness, the fact that it does not require a limited resource such as oil, and its potential universality of application and use globally. This is the definitive reference for biochemists and biochemical engineers, bioprocess and bioenergy scientists, physical and oil chemists (oleochemists), microbiologists, industrial microbiologists, molecular biologists, metabolic engineers working in biocatalysis, bioethanol, and biodiesel fuels, DOE scientists working on renewable energy, and other professionals in related fields.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470134047
ISBN-10: 0470134046
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 161mm x 34mm)
Pages: 626
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - C. T. Hou

CHING T. HOU, PhD, is lead scientist at the USDA National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research in Peoria, Illinois. He has also worked as director of the Department of Microbial Biochemistry and Genetics at the Squibb Institute for Medical Research; a principal investigator and group leader at Exxon; and a National Research Council research associate at the USDA. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, the Society for Industrial Microbiology, and the American Oil Chemists' Society, holds seventeen patents, and has published four books. JEI-FU SHAW, PhD, is President and Chair Professor of National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan. He has also worked as the director of the Institute of Botany, Academia Sinica; the director of the Institute of Biotechnology, National Taiwan Ocean University; and a distinguished professor of the National Science Council, Taiwan. Dr. Shaw received the Biotechnology Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Oil Chemists' Society in 2005 and was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2006. He has published over 140 international SCI papers and holds seven patents.