By Johanna Söderström, Linda Pilcher, Mats Galbe, Guido Zacchi (auth.), Mark Finkelstein, James D. McMillan, Brian H. Davison (eds.)

In Biotechnology for Fuels and chemical compounds: The Twenty-Third Symposium, prime US and overseas researchers from academia, undefined, and executive current state of the art examine on how biotechnology is getting used to provide economically aggressive fuels and chemical compounds. The articles diversity from a dialogue of advances in biomass creation and processing, to commercialization of bio-based items. extra subject matters comprise enzyme and microbial biocatalysts, bioprocessing study and improvement, the professionals and cons of combining oil and ethanol, and rising biorefinery possibilities. the sector maintains to extend, and the information and strategies defined will play very important roles in constructing new organic approaches for generating fuels and chemical substances on a wide scale, and for decreasing pollutants and waste disposal difficulties, and their adversarial affects on worldwide weather swap. state-of-the-art and authoritative, Biotechnology for Fuels and chemical compounds: The Twenty-Third Symposium offers a great review of present examine and improvement within the creation of commodity fuels and chemical compounds through organic transformation.

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Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology Vols. 98-100,2002 Copyright © 2002 by Humana Press Inc. All rights of any nature whatsoever reserved. 25 Predicting Digestibility of Ammonia Fiber Explosion (AFEX)-Treated Rice Straw LISA E. GOLLAPALLI, l BRUCE AND DOUGLAS M. E. edu; and 2MBI, International, 3900 Collins Road, Lansing MI48910 Abstract The enzymatic digestibility of ammonia fiber explosion (AFEX)-treated rice straw was modeled by statistically correlating the variability of samples to differences in treatment using several different analytical techniques.

3). The amount of hydrolyzed glucan and mannan increased with increasing severity in the pretreatment step. At low severity, the mass balance, taking into account glucan, mannan, their monomers, byproducts, and lignin, was close to 100% for pretreatment at low severity but decreased to 86% at the highest severity. Handling losses were determined by washing the pretreatment equipment thoroughly and measuring the amount of solid material not recovered in the pretreated slurry. 4% of the original dry material by weight.

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