Table of Contents

Part I: Structure of the bioenergy business: Characteristics of biofuels and renewable fuel.
The global demand for biofuels: technologies, markets and policies.
Biofuel demand realization.
Advanced biorefineries for the production of fuel ethanol.
Part II: Diesel from biomass: Biomass liquefaction and gasification.
Diesel from syngas.
Biodiesel from vegetable oils.
Biofuels from microalgae and seaweeds.
Part III: Ethanol and butanol: Improvements in corn to ethanol production technology using saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Advanced technologies for biomass hydrolysis and saccharification using novel enzymes.
Mass balances and analytical methods for biomass pretreatment experiments.
Biomass conversion inhibitors and in situ detoxification.
Fuel ethanol production from lignocellulosic raw materials using recombinant yeasts.
Conversion of biomass to ethanol by other organisms.
Advanced fermentation technologies.
Advanced product recovery technologies.
Clostridia and process engineering for energy generation.
Part IV: Hydrogen, methane, and methanol: Hydrogen generation by microbial cultures.
Engineering photosynthesis for H2 production from H2O: cyanobacteria as design organisms.
Production and utilization of methane biogas as renewable fuel.
Methanol production and utilization.
Part V: Perspectives: Enhancing primary raw materials for biofuels.
Axes of development in chemical and process engineering for converting biomass to energy.
Financing strategies for industrial-scale biofuel production and technology development start-ups.