Biological processing of coal

D. E.A. Catcheside, J. P. Ralph

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    Abstract

    The irregular chemical structure of coal makes it an improbable substrate for bioconversion. Nevertheless, work completed in the last 20 years makes likely the development of practicable biological processes for beneficiation of low-rank coal and the conversion of low-rank coal to specific low-molecular-mass organic molecules and novel fluid fuels.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)16-24
    Number of pages9
    JournalApplied Microbiology and Biotechnology
    Volume52
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 1999

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