Biomass Fractionation Technologies for a Lignocellulosic Feedstock Based Biorefinery Book

Biomass Fractionation Technologies for a Lignocellulosic Feedstock Based Biorefinery


  • Author : S.I. Mussatto
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2016-02-18
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 674
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128025611

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Biomass Fractionation Technologies for a Lignocellulosic Feedstock Based Biorefinery Excerpt :

Biomass Fractionation Technologies for a Lignocellulosic Feedstock-based Biorefinery reviews the extensive research and tremendous scientific and technological developments that have occurred in the area of biorefinering, including industrial processes and product development using ‘green technologies’, often referred as white biotechnology. As there is a huge need for new design concepts for modern biorefineries as an alternative and amendment to industrial crude oil and gas refineries, this book presents the most important topics related to biomass fractionation, including advances, challenges, and perspectives, all with references to current literature for further study. Presented in 26 chapters by international field specialists, each chapter consists of review text that comprises the most recent advances, challenges, and perspectives for each fractionation technique. The book is an indispensable reference for all professionals, students, and workers involved in biomass biorefinery, assisting them in establishing efficient and economically viable process technologies for biomass fractionation. Provides information on the most advanced and innovative pretreatment processes and technologies for biomass Reviews numerous valuable products from lignocellulose Discusses integration of processes for complete biomass conversion with minimum waste generation Identifies the research gaps in scale-up Presents an indispensable reference for all professionals, students, and workers involved in biomass biorefinery, assisting them in establishing efficient and economically viable process technologies for biomass fractionation

Biomass Now Book

Biomass Now


  • Author : Miodrag Darko Matovic
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2013-04-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 556
  • ISBN 10 : 9789535111054

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Biomass Now Excerpt :

This two-volume book on biomass is a reflection of the increase in biomass related research and applications, driven by overall higher interest in sustainable energy and food sources, by increased awareness of potentials and pitfalls of using biomass for energy, by the concerns for food supply and by multitude of potential biomass uses as a source material in organic chemistry, bringing in the concept of bio-refinery. It reflects the trend in broadening of biomass related research and an increased focus on second-generation bio-fuels. Its total of 40 chapters spans over diverse areas of biomass research, grouped into 9 themes.

Biofuels and Biochemicals Production Book

Biofuels and Biochemicals Production


  • Author : Thaddeus Ezeji
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2018-04-13
  • Genre: Electronic books
  • Pages : 197
  • ISBN 10 : 9783038425540

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Biofuels and Biochemicals Production Excerpt :

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Biofuels and Biochemicals Production" that was published in Fermentation

Lignocellulosic Ethanol Production from a Biorefinery Perspective Book

Lignocellulosic Ethanol Production from a Biorefinery Perspective


  • Author : Deepansh Sharma
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-07-20
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811545733

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Lignocellulosic Ethanol Production from a Biorefinery Perspective Excerpt :

This book provides an overview of the multi-dimensional approach for the production of ethanol from lignocellulosic biomass. The sustainability of this biofuel, the current and future status of the technology and its role in waste valorization are also addressed. Bioethanol from lignocellulosic material has emerged as an alternative to the traditional first-generation bioethanol. The book also discusses various pretreatment methods for effective separation of the various components of lignocellulosic feedstock as well as their advantages, and limitations. It describes the valorization of lignocellulosic waste through the production of bioethanol and emphasizes the significance of waste utilization in managing the production cost of the fuel. Finally, the utilization of genetically engineered plants and microorganisms to increase the conversion efficiency is reviewed.

Advanced Energy Technologies and Systems I Book

Advanced Energy Technologies and Systems I


  • Author : Artur Zaporozhets
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-11-13
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030857462

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Advanced Energy Technologies and Systems I Excerpt :

This book focuses on modern technologies and systems for solving problems in the energy sector. It is shown that bioenergy is one of the promising areas of energy development. The book collected the experience of scientists from many countries in the research of renewable energy. The advantages of renewable energy are general availability, renewability, environmental friendliness. The analysis carried out by the authors shows the current state of renewable energy in the world, its trends and prospects. New measuring systems are presented, which can become the basis for measuring the thermal characteristics of various types of fuels, including biofuels, insulating materials, enclosing structures, etc. System for monitoring of grainy biomass comminution with the use of genetic algorithms has been presented and described. New technologies for the construction of power plants based on renewable energy sources have been proposed and investigated.

Solid Catalysts for the Upgrading of Renewable Sources Book

Solid Catalysts for the Upgrading of Renewable Sources


  • Author : Nicoletta Ravasio
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2019-03-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9783038975724

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Solid Catalysts for the Upgrading of Renewable Sources Excerpt :

The use of solid catalysts for the upgrade of renewable sources gives the opportunity to combine the two main cores of green chemistry, that is, on the one hand, the set-up of sustainable processes and, on the other, the use of biomass-derived materials. Solid catalysts have taken on a leading role in traditional petrochemical processes and could represent a key tool in new biorefinery-driven technologies. This book will cover topics related to the preparation and use of heterogeneous catalytic systems for the transformation of renewable sources, as well as of materials deriving from agro-industrial wastes and by-products. At the same time, the ever-increasing importance of bioproducts, due to the acceptance and request of consumers, makes the upgrade of biomass into chemicals and materials not only an environmental issue, but also an economical advantage.

Lignocellulosic Biomass to Liquid Biofuels Book

Lignocellulosic Biomass to Liquid Biofuels


  • Author : Abu Yousuf
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128162804

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Lignocellulosic Biomass to Liquid Biofuels Excerpt :

Lignocellulosic Biomass to Liquid Biofuels explores the existing technologies and most recent developments for the production of second generation liquid biofuels, providing an introduction to lignocellulosic biomass and the processes for its conversion into biofuels. The book demonstrates biorefinery concepts compared with petro refinery, as well as the challenges of second generation biofuels processing. In addition to current pre-treatment techniques and their technical, environmental and economic implications, chapters included also further examine the particularities of conversion processes for bioethanol, biobutanol and biodiesel through chemical, biochemical and combined approaches. Finally, the book looks into concepts and tools for techno-economic and environmental analysis, which include supply chain assessment, by-products, zero-waste techniques and process evaluation and optimization. Lignocellulosic Biomass to Liquid Biofuels is particularly useful for researchers in the field of liquid biofuels seeking alternative chemical and biochemical pathways or those interested advanced methods to calculate maximum yield for each process and methods to simulate the implications and costs of scaling up. Furthermore, with the introduction provided by this volume, researchers and graduate students entering the field will be able to quickly get up to speed and identify knowledge gaps in existing and upcoming technology the book’s comprehensive overview. Examines the state-of-the-art technology for liquid biofuels production from lignocellulosic biomass Provides a comprehensive overview of the existing chemical and biochemical processes for second generation biofuel conversion Presents tools for the techno-economic and environmental analysis of technologies, as well as for the scale-up simulation of conversion processes

Emerging Technologies for Biorefineries  Biofuels  and Value Added Commodities Book

Emerging Technologies for Biorefineries Biofuels and Value Added Commodities


  • Author : Zhi-Hua Liu
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-04-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 399
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030655846

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Emerging Technologies for Biorefineries Biofuels and Value Added Commodities Excerpt :

This book provides in-depth coverage on the latest concepts, systems, and technologies that are being utilized in biorefineries for the production of biofuels and value-added commodities. Written by internationally recognized experts, the book provides a comprehensive overview of pretreatment technology for biorefineries and biofuels, enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation technology for biofuel production, and lignin valorization for developing new products from waste lignin. The book will be a valuable resource for researchers and professionals working in process engineering, product engineering, material science, and systems and synthetic biology in the fields of biorefining, biofuel, biomaterials, environmental waste utilization, and biotechnology.

Biomass  Biorefineries and Bioeconomy Book

Biomass Biorefineries and Bioeconomy


  • Author : Mohamed Samer
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2022-09-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 9781803557205

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Biomass Biorefineries and Bioeconomy Excerpt :

This book comprehensively reviews biomass and bioeconomy, biomass production and treatment, biomass utilization, biomass biorefineries, and bioenergy generation from biomass. It discusses topics focusing on the concept of circular and sustainable bioeconomy, economic assessment of biomass utilization, biomass valorization, biomass pretreatment, bioprocessing of biomass using integrated bioindustrial systems, and production of value-added biochemicals and bioenergy from biomass.

Biomass  Biofuels  Biochemicals Book

Biomass Biofuels Biochemicals


  • Author : Ashok Pandey
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 886
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128173114

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Biomass Biofuels Biochemicals Excerpt :

Biomass, Biofuels, Biochemicals: Biofuels: Alternative Feedstocks and Conversion Processes for the Production of Liquid and Gaseous Biofuels, Second Edition, provides general information, basic data and knowledge on one of the most promising renewable energy sources—liquid and gaseous biofuels—and their production and application. The book delineates green technologies for abating environmental crisis and enabling the transformation into a sustainable future. It provides date-based scientific information on the most advanced and innovative technology on biofuels, as well as the process scale-up and commercialization of various liquid and gaseous biofuels, detailing the functional mechanisms involved, various operational configurations, influencing factors and integration strategies. All chapters have been updated, with new chapters covering topics of current interest, including sustainability and biohydrogen. Presents a holistic view of biofuels in research, operation, scale-up and application Widens the scope of the existing technologies, providing state-of-the-art information and knowledge Provides strategic integrations of various bioprocesses that are essential in establishing a circular biorefinery Contains interdisciplinary knowledge on the environment, molecular biology, engineering, biotechnology, microbiology and economic aspects Integrates various subjects, including biotechnology, bioengineering, molecular biology, environmental science, sustainability science and chemical engineering

Advanced Biofuel Technologies Book

Advanced Biofuel Technologies


  • Author : Deepak K. Tuli
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-12-17
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 594
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323884280

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Advanced Biofuel Technologies: Present Status, Challenges and Future Prospects deals with important issues such as feed stock availability, technology options, greenhouse gas reduction as seen by life cycle assessment studies, regulations and policies. This book provides readers complete information on the current state of developments in both thermochemical and biochemical processes for advanced biofuels production for the purpose of transportation, domestic and industrial applications. Chapters explore technological innovations in advanced biofuels produced from agricultural residues, algae, lipids and waste industrial gases to produce road transport fuels, biojet fuel and biogas. Covers technologies and processes of different types of biofuel production Outlines a selection of different types of renewable feedstocks for biofuel production Summarizes adequate and balanced coverage of thermochemical and biochemical methods of biomass conversion into biofuel Includes regulations, policies and lifecycle and techno-economic assessments

Renewable Resources and Biorefineries Book

Renewable Resources and Biorefineries


  • Author : Eduardo Jacob-Lopes
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2019-01-23
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789850017

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Renewable Resources and Biorefineries Excerpt :

Renewable Resources and Biorefineries presents an authoritative and comprehensive overview of biobased technologies for the production of fuels, food/feed, and materials. This book provides an insight into future developments in each field and an extensive bibliography. It will be an essential resource for researchers and academic and industry professionals in the renewable resources field.

Current Advances in Biotechnological Production of Xylitol Book

Current Advances in Biotechnological Production of Xylitol


  • Author : Maria das Graças de Almeida Felipe
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-08-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 261
  • ISBN 10 : 9783031049422

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Current Advances in Biotechnological Production of Xylitol Excerpt :

This book explores recent advances in the microbial production of xylitol and its applications in food and medical sector. Xylitol is an important biomolecule from lignocellulose biorefinery which is produced from the xylose by chemical reactions or microbial fermentation methods. Currently, the demand of xylitol at commercial scale is being met through chemical methods. However, recent breakthroughs made in plant cell wall destruction, genetic engineering to develop the designer microorganisms, fermentation methods and media formulations and downstream processing have led the ways for sustainable production of xylitol at commercial scale in lignocellulose biorefineries. Microbial production of xylitol is preferred over the chemical processes as it is environmentally friendly, higher process efficiency with the desired product yield, and product recovery with minimum impurities. This book is a unique compilation of 11 book chapters written by experts in their respective fields. These chapters present critical insights and discuss the current progress and future progress in this area into fermentative xylitol production. Chapter 9 is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. For further details see license information in the chapter.

Sustainable Approaches for Biofuels Production Technologies Book

Sustainable Approaches for Biofuels Production Technologies


  • Author : Neha Srivastava
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-07-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319947976

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Sustainable Approaches for Biofuels Production Technologies Excerpt :

This volume focuses on technological advances relevant to establishing biofuels as a viable alternative to fossil fuels by overcoming current limitations. The progressive depletion of fossil fuels due to their large-scale utilization and their environmental consequences, notably global warming, increase the need for sustainable and cleaner energy options. Renewable biofuels – like biohydrogen, biomethane, biogas, ethanol and butenol – represent attractive energy sources to meet the growing global demand, thanks to sustainable and cost-efficient production approaches based on cellulosic biomass. Currently, the commercialization of these technologies is hindered by technical and economic limitations, such as biomass complexity and pre-treatment, enzyme hydrolysis, production efficiency as well as storage and cost. As such, this book presents economically viable and sustainable approaches to improve existing biofuel technologies and appeals to anyone with an interest in biofuels as renewable energy options and their practical implementation.

Thermochemical and Catalytic Conversion Technologies for Future Biorefineries Book

Thermochemical and Catalytic Conversion Technologies for Future Biorefineries


  • Author : Pradeep Verma
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022
  • Genre: Biomass conversion
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811943126

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Thermochemical and Catalytic Conversion Technologies for Future Biorefineries Excerpt :

This book will attempt to provide an account of knowledge on biomass available for biomass-based biorefineries. Its focuses on understanding the recalcitrance of biomass and how it limits the overall conversion efficiency. It also gives an insight what are different conventional approaches available for pretreatment and hydrolysis of the biomass. The chapters deals with highlights how enzymes can be a powerhouse and play pioneering roles in biomass valorization. The book will also throw light on how technical aspects of thermochemical conversion strategies such as pyrolysis, gasification, organosolv methods for the generation of value-added materials such as high-quality bio-oil, biochars, and biobased chemicals. These high-value compounds can be put to widespread application in biofuel, biocatalyst, waste bioremediation (heavy metal removal), air purification and effluent treatment applications. The book will provide literature on the limitations of already existing technologies and provide prospects of each technology. This book is of interest to teachers, researchers, bioenergy scientists, capacity builders, and policymakers. Also, the book serves as additional reading material for undergraduate and graduate students of energy studies, chemical engineering, biotechnology, and environmental sciences. National and international energy scientists and policymakers will also find this to be a useful read.