Using Biotechnology To Enhance Performance

eBook looking at biotechnology for the enhancement of pulp and papermaking.

Product detail
Product type: Books
Date of publication: 30 Jun 2011
Product format: Online

This eBook provides in-depth investigation of the current and potential future use of biotechnology for enhancement of the various production and manufacturing processes involved in pulp and papermaking, including the management of waste streams generated by the pulp and paper industries. It gives details of the key raw materials and manufacturing processes, as well as emerging applications and future trends for biotechnology in papermaking.


Introduction and methodology

  • Objective and scope
  • Methodology
  • Definitions

Biotechnology developments for papermaking

  • Introduction
  • Overview of biotechnology
  • Platform biotechnologies
    • Biotechnology in primary production
    • Biotechnology in industrial production
    • Bio-based economy
  • Overview of biotechnology in pulp and papermaking
    • Production of woody biomass feedstock for pulp and papermaking
    • Fibre, pulp and paper processing
    • Bio-based materials
    • Wastewater treatment
    • Bio-refining

Raw materials and production processes

  • Introduction
  • Forest biotechnology
    • Propagation
    • Molecular markers, MAS and 'omics'
    • Genetic engineering
  • Non-wood feedstock for the pulp and paper industry
    • Grass fibres
    • Bast fibres
    • Leaf fibres
    • Fruit fibres
  • Enzymes in pulping and papermaking
    • Traditional pulping processes
    • Biocatalysts for pulping
    • Bio-pulping
    • Pitch control
    • Bio-bleaching
  • Control of microbial fouling

Biotechnology applications in papermaking

  • Introduction
  • Enzymes in fibre recycling
    • Refining and drainage
    • De-inking
    • Stickies control
  • Fibre modification
  • Biopolymer coatings
    • Protein-based coatings
    • Polysaccharide-based coatings
    • Lipid and composite coatings
  • Biotechnology demand drivers

Future trends

  • Introduction
  • Pulp and paper mills and the environment
  • Pulp and paper mills as bio-refineries
  • Non-woody biomass as feedstock
  • The outlook for biotechnology in pulp and paper


Tables and Figures

  • Biotechnology transition table, 2011-21
  • Common enzymes, their reactions and applications
  • R&D expenditures by leading biotechnology firms, 2006 ($ million)
  • Forest biotechnology transition, 2011-21
  • Annual dry matter (DM) and pulp yields of fibre plants
  • Non-wood feedstocks transition, 2011-21
  • Biocatalyst applications in the pulp and paper industry
  • Enzyme technology transition, 2011-21
  • Estimated annual savings through stickies reduction using Optimyze
  • Chemical inputs in a typical kraft pulp mill
  • Estimated economic and environmental effects of xylanases in pulp and paper processing (e)
  • Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions using enzymes in pulp and paper processing
  • Benefits of using enzymes in pulp and paper processing
  • Bio-refining opportunities for the pulp and paper industry
  • Advanced forest bio-refinery
  • Trends in areas of productive forest plantations
  • Kraft chemical pulping and recovery processes