Methods and Protocols

  • Jonathan R. Mielenz

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 581)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Shahabaddine Sokhansanj, J. Richard Hess
    Pages 1-25
  3. Richard Pyter, Emily Heaton, Frank Dohleman, Tom Voigt, Stephen Long
    Pages 41-52
  4. Yajun Xi, Yaxin Ge, Zeng-Yu Wang
    Pages 53-59
  5. Venkatesh Balan, Bryan Bals, Shishir P. S. Chundawat, Derek Marshall, Bruce E. Dale
    Pages 61-77
  6. Tae Hyun Kim, Rajesh Gupta, Y. Y. Lee
    Pages 79-91
  7. Youngmi Kim, Rick Hendrickson, Nathan S. Mosier, Michael R. Ladisch
    Pages 93-102
  8. Bin Yang, Charles E. Wyman
    Pages 103-114
  9. Rocio Sierra, Cesar Benigno Granda, Mark T. Holtzapple
    Pages 115-124
  10. Robert Sykes, Matthew Yung, Evandro Novaes, Matias Kirst, Gary Peter, Mark Davis
    Pages 169-183
  11. Alicia L. Compere, William L. Griffith
    Pages 185-212
  12. Y. H. Percival Zhang, Jiong Hong, Xinhao Ye
    Pages 213-231
  13. Joy Doran-Peterson, Amruta Jangid, Sarah K. Brandon, Emily DeCrescenzo-Henriksen, Bruce Dien, Lonnie O. Ingram
    Pages 263-280
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 291-293

About this book


With the dwindling supplies of fossil fuels and growing concerns regarding climate changes due to green house gasses from these fuels, public opinion has swung dramatically towards favoring the development of renewable energy sources.  In Biofuels: Methods and Protocols, career-long experts explore a full range of methods for bioenergy covering important topics such as biomass production and delivery to the biorefinery, detailed biochemical characterization, as well as biotechnological techniques for converting plant matter into fuels and chemicals.  Time is of the essence in this field, and this volume aims to provide direction and assistance to the growing cadre of researchers endeavoring to develop new sources of bioenergy with a solid, easy-to-use collection of tried-and-true methods which will save time and effort in the field and the laboratory.  Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, chapters include brief introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary equipment, materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible field and laboratory protocols, and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding common pitfalls.

Timely and authoritative, Biofuels: Methods and Protocols seeks to help scientists and engineers as they develop and optimize bioenergy technologies needed to drastically change the course of our energy future as soon as possible.


BioFuel Bioethanol Ethan biodiesel bioenergy biomass fuel hydrolysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Jonathan R. Mielenz
    • 1
  1. 1.Bioconversion Science & TechnologyOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2009
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60761-213-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60761-214-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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