The Application of Biotechnology to Industrial Sustainability

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25 Oct 2001
9789264195639 (PDF) ;9789264195462(print)

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In more and more industrial sectors, companies are becoming aware of the importance of sustainable development and of the great potential of biotechnology. Biotechnology can help improve the environmental friendliness of industrial activities and lower both capital expenditure and operating costs. It can also help reduce raw material and energy inputs and waste. This volume brings together for the first time a broad collection of case studies on biotechnology applications in industrial processes and subjects them to detailed analysis in order to tease out essential lessons for industrial managers and for government policy makers. It will encourage the former and provide the latter with basic materials for programme development.
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Table of Contents

Executive Summary
Chapter 1. Background and Aims
Chapter 2. Industrial Uses of Biotechnology
Chapter 3. Alternative Techniques of Analysis
Chapter 4. Lessons fromt he Case Studies
Chapter 5. Key Issues and Conclusions
Case Studies
-Case Study 1. Manufacture of Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) (Hoffman La Roche, Germany)
-Case Study 2. Production of 7-Amino-cephalosporanic Acid (Biochemie, Germany/Austria)
-Case Study 3. Biotechnological Production of the Antibiotic Cephalexin (DSM, Netherlands)
-Case Study 4. Bioprocesses for the Manufacture of Amino Acides (Tanabe, Japan)
-Case Study 5. Manufacture of S-Chloroproprionic Acid (Acecia, UK)
-Case Study 6. Enzymatic Production of Acrylamide (Mitsubishi Rayon, Japan)
-Case Study 7. Enzymatic Synthesis of Acrylic Acid (Ciba, UK)
-Case Study 8. Enzyme-Catalysed Sunthesis of Polyesters (Baxenden, UK)
-Case Study 9. Polymers from Renewable Resources (Cargill Dow, United States)
-Case Study 10. A Vegetable Oil Degumming Enzyme (Cereol, Germany)
-Case Study 11. Water Recovery in a Vegetable Processing Company (Pasfrost, Netherlands)
-Case Study 12. Removal of Bleach Residues in Textile Finishing (Windel, Germany)
-Case Study 13. Enzymatic Pulp Bleaching Process (Leykam, Austria)
-Case Study 14. Use of Xylanase as a Pulp Brightener (Domtar, Canada)
-Case Study 15. A Life Cycle Assessment on Enzyme Bleaching of Wood Pulp (ICPET, Canada)
-Case Study 16. On-Site Production of Zylanase (Oji Paper, Japan)
-Case Study 17. A Gypsum-Free Zinc Refinery (Budel Zink, Netherlands)
-Case Study 18. Copper Bioleaching Technology (Billiton, South Africa
-Case Study 19. Renewable Fuels - Ethanol from Biomass (Iogen, Canada)
-Case Study 20. The Application of LCA Software to Bioethanol Fuel (ICPET, Canada)
-Case Study 21. Use of Enzymes in Oil Well Comletion (M-1, BP Exploration, UK)
Annex. List of Participants

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