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    The Institute of Applied Chemistry is dedicated to biorefinery related researches which mainly includes:

(1) Enzymatic conversion of renewable oils to biodiesel production, including:
   *  Pretreatment of fats and oils
   *   Mechanisms of enzyamtic catalysis of biodiesel production
   *  Seperation and refinery of biodiesel products
   *  Design of bioreactor
   *  Development of whole cell catalyst
   *  Exploration of yeast oil (based on cheap carbon sources) for biodiesel production

(2) Microbial Production of 1,3-propanediol, including:
    * Modification and screening of strains
    * Control and scale-up of fermentation process
    * Physiology and metabolism engineering
    * Seperation and refinery of 1,3-propanediol

(3) Integrated utilization of lignocellulosic biomass, including:
    * Pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass
    * Cellulase production by solid state fermentation
    * Production of cellulosic ethanol
    * Organosolv pulping process

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

 

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Last updated on 12/09/2007

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