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Microbial biotechnology: energy and environment.

Book cover for Microbial biotechnology: energy and environment.


This book focuses on two key issues confronting humanity, viz., energy and environment. There is a need to devise strategies for protecting the environment, at the same time adequately meeting the ever-growing energy needs of the world. Harnessing the power of microbes is one step towards finding cheap, green and sustainable solutions to the problems of energy and environment. The book is divided ...


Chapter 8 (Page no: 148)

Host engineering for biofuel-tolerant phenotypes.

This chapter discusses biotechnology for fuel production using recent advances for bacterial systems, focusing on E. coli because of its industrial significance and the wide variety of systems biology techniques available for it. Escherichia coli is currently used to produce large quantities of chemicals such as plastics, amino acids and other enzymes.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Emerging trends in microbial biotechnology: energy and environment. Author(s): Rajesh Arora
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 16) The microbiology of microbial electric systems. Author(s): Hensley, S. A. Vargas, M. Franks, A. E.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 39) A comparative assessment of bioelectrochemical systems and enzymatic fuel cells. Author(s): Deepak Pant Bogaert, G. van Diels, L. Vanbroekhoven, K.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 58) Electrical energy from microorganisms. Author(s): Berchmans, S.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 78) Rumen microbial fuel cells. Author(s): Wang ChinTsan Yang, C. M. J. Yang YungChin
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 97) Systems microbiology approach to bioenergy. Author(s): Beg, Q. K. Sarin, R.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 112) Nanotechnology and bioenergy: innovations and applications. Author(s): Pattarkine, M. V.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 162) Microbial fuel cells: electricity generation from organic wastes by microbes. Author(s): Guo Kun Hassett, D. J. Gu, T. Y.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 190) Integration of anaerobic digestion and oil accumulation: bioenergy production and pollutants removal. Author(s): Yan, M. Zhang, J. G. Hu, B.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 207) Biohydrogen generation through solid phase anaerobic digestion from organic solid waste. Author(s): Jayalakshmi, S.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 224) Algae: a novel biomass feedstock for biofuels. Author(s): Senthil Chinnasamy Rao, P. H. Sailendra Bhaskar Ramasamy Rengasamy Manjinder Singh
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 240) Biofuel from microalgae: myth versus reality. Author(s): Jubilee Purkayastha Gogoi, H. K. Lokendra Singh Vijay Veer
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 250) Biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons in contaminated soil. Author(s): Ite, A. E. Semple, K. T.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 279) Bioremediation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Author(s): Johnston, C. G. Johnston, G. P.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 297) The role of biological control in the creation of bioremediation technologies. Author(s): Topalova, Y.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 310) Bioremediation of uranium, transuranic waste and fission products. Author(s): Chirwa, E. M. N.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 349) Uranium bioremediation: nanotechnology and biotechnology advances. Author(s): Pattarkine, M. V.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 363) Going extreme for small solutions to big environmental challenges. Author(s): Bagwell, C.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2012
  • ISBN
  • 9781845939564
  • Record Number
  • 20123375148