Bioprocessing for Value-Added Products from Renewable Resources - New Technologies and Applications

Edited by Shang-Tian Yang 
Elsevier  November 2006  

Hardback  684 pp  ISBN 9780444521149      £160.00
Reviews the principles underpinning modern industrial biotechnology
  • Provides a unique collection of novel bioprocesses for a sustainable future
  • Gives examples of economical use of renewable resources as feedstocks
  • Suitable for both non-experts and experts in the bioproduct industry

Bioprocessing for Value-Added Products from Renewable Resources provides a timely review of new and unconventional techniques to manufacture high-value products based on simple biological material. The current source for most chemicals and materials is petroleum. Anticipation of its limited future availability, along with record high prices has spurred interest in alternatives that will be both sustainable and cost-effective.

In a very structured way this book begins by describing the modern technologies that form the basis for creating a bio-based industry. Next it lists the various organisms that are suitable for bioprocessing -from bacteria to algae- and it gives their unique characteristics. These first two parts set the stage for a variety of novel, experimental bioprocesses, such as the production of medicinal chemicals, the production of chiral compounds and the design of biofuel cells. Concludes with examples where biological, renewable resources become an important feedstock for large-scale industrial production.

Bioprocessing for Value-Added Products from Renewable Resources provides a unique perspective of the industry and the field and serves as an important guide towards the future. The book is suitable for researchers, practitioners, students, and consultants in the bioprocess and biotechnology fields.

For those interested in biotechnology, engineering, industrial microbiology and chemical engineering


  • Bioprocessing - from biotechnology to biorefinery (Shang-Tian Yang).

I. Enabling Technologies:

  • Applications of genomics and proteomic data for bioprocess analysis and optimization (An-Ping Zeng et al.).
  • Directed evolution tools in bioproduct and bioprocess development (S.B. Rubin-Pitel et al.).
  • Metabolic engineering: applications, methods, and challenges (S.T. Yang et al.).
  • Amylase and cellulase structure and function (P. Reiley).
  • Bioreactor engineering (Si-Jing Wang, Jian-Jiang Zhong).
  • Membranes for bioseparations (Chia-Chi Ho).

II. Cultures for Bioprocessing:

  • Bacterial and yeast cultures - process characteristics, products, and applications (Wei-Cho Huang, I-Ching Tang).
  • Filamentous fungal cultures - process characteristics, products, and applications (Hesham El-Anshasy).
  • Plant cell and hairy-root cultures - process characteristics, products, and applications (Winston Su, Kung-Ta Lee).
  • Production of high-value products by the marine microalgae thraustochytrids (King Wai Fan, Feng Chen).

III. Unconventional and Novel Bioprocesses:

  • Nonconventional biocatalysis for production of chemicals and polymers from biomass (Ping Wang).
  • Biocatalysis for chiral synthesis (Hyun-Dong Shin et al.).
  • Immobilized cell fermentation for production of chemicals and fuels (Ying Zhu).
  • Water-in-oil cultivation technology for viscous xanthan gum fermentation (Lu-Kwang Ju).
  • Extractive fermentation for carboxylic acids production (Shang-Tian Yang et al.).
  • Fungal fermentation for medicinal products (Chin-Han Shu).
  • Solid state fermentation and its applications (Liping Wang, Shang-Tian Yang).
  • Algal photobioreactor for production of lutein and zeaxanthin (Attaya Wasanasathian and Ching-An Peng).
  • Power-generation from biorenewable resources: biocatalysis in biofuel cells (Ping Wang, Hongfei Jia).
  • Biological Production of hydrogen from renewable resources (Zhinan Xu).

IV. Feedstock Utilization:

  • Bioconversion of whey lactose into microbial exopolysaccharides (Y. Martin Lo et al.).
  • Microbial production of bioplastics from renewable resources (Jian Yu).
  • Industrial applications for plant-based oils and lipids (B. Tao).
  • Value-added products from animal manure (Z. Wen et al.).
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