Lignocellulose Biorefinery Engineering Book

Lignocellulose Biorefinery Engineering

  • Author : Hongzhang Chen
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-03-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081001455

Lignocellulose Biorefinery Engineering Excerpt :

Biomass resources and their refining are key research topics internationally as alternatives to fossil fuel resources and oil refining. This book explores the heterogeneous nature of lignocellulosic biomass, which restricts its use as a raw material, and describes the theoretical basis of the lignocellulose refinery. It puts forward the theory of the integrated biomass refinery system, which produces multiple products, including biofuels, biomaterials, biochemicals, food and feed based on careful fractionation of the raw material. Chapter 1 introduces the significance and development of lignocellulose biorefining. Chapter 2 gives the theoretical basis of lignocellulose biorefinery engineering. Chapters 3 to 6 describe in detail biomass refinery engineering from the perspectives of feedstocks, conversions, products and processes respectively. Models of integrated industrial biomass refinery chains are presented in Chapter 7. Finally, Chapter 8 considers future trends in lignocellulose biorefining. Explores mechanisms of selective fractionation of biomass based on biomass structural characteristics and product requirements Addresses biological, physical and chemical conversion technologies, as well as combinations of different methods based on the biomass material characteristics This thorough exploration of lignocellulose biorefining is written by an expert from a key research institute in this field

Recent Advances in Bioconversion of Lignocellulose to Biofuels and Value Added Chemicals within the Biorefinery Concept Book

Recent Advances in Bioconversion of Lignocellulose to Biofuels and Value Added Chemicals within the Biorefinery Concept

  • Author : Edivaldo Ximenes Ferreira Filho
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-05-07
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128182246

Recent Advances in Bioconversion of Lignocellulose to Biofuels and Value Added Chemicals within the Biorefinery Concept Excerpt :

Recent Advances in Bioconversion of Lignocellulose to Biofuels and Value Added Chemicals within the Biorefinery Concept covers the latest developments on biorefineries, along with their potential use for the transformation of residues into a broad range of more valuable products. Within this context, the book discusses the enzymatic conversion process of lignocellulosic biomass to generate fuels and other products in a unified approach. It focuses on new approaches to increase enzymatic production by microorganisms, the action of microbial inhibitors, and strategies for their removal. Furthermore, it outlines the benefits of this integrated approach for generating value-added products and the benefits to social and economic aspects, circular bio economy, HUBs and perspectives. Covers the mechanisms of enzymatic conversion of biomass into value-added products Discusses bioproducts derived from lignocellulose and their applications Includes discussions on design, development and the technologies needed for the sustainable manufacture of materials and chemicals Offers a techno-economic evaluation of biorefineries for integrated sustainability assessments Discusses the socioeconomic and cultural-economic perspectives of the lignocellulosic biorefinery Presents a virtual biorefinery as an integrated approach to evaluate the lignocellulose production chain

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

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

Lignocellulosic Biorefining Technologies Book

Lignocellulosic Biorefining Technologies

  • Author : Avinash P. Ingle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-04-13
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119568827

Lignocellulosic Biorefining Technologies Excerpt :

A text to the advances and development of novel technologies in the production of high-value products from economically viable raw materials Lignocellulosic Biorefining Technologiesis an essential guide to the most recent advances and developments of novel technologies in the production of various high-value products from economically viable raw materials. Written by a team of experts on the topic, the book covers important topics specifically on production of economical and sustainable products such as various biofuels, organic acids, enzymes, biopigments, biosurfactants, etc. The book highlights the important aspects of lignocellulosic biorefining including structure, function, and chemical composition of the plant cell wall and reviews the details about the various components present in the lignocellulosic biomass and their characterizations. The authors explore the various approaches available for processing lignocellulosic biomass into second generation sugars and focus on the possibilities of utilization of lignocellulosic feedstocks for the production of biofuels and biochemicals. Each chapter includes a range of clear, informative tables and figures, and contains relevant references of published articles. This important text: Provides cutting-edge information on the recent developments in lignocellulose biorefinery Reviews production of various economically important and sustainable products, such as biofuels, organic acids, biopigments, and biosurfactants Highlights several broad-ranging areas of recent advances in the utilization of a variety of lignocellulosic feedstocks Provides a valuable, authoritative reference for anyone interested in the topic Written for post-graduate students and researchers in disciplines such as biotechnology, bioengineering, forestry, agriculture, and chemical industry, Lignocellulosic Biorefining Technologies is an authoritative and updated guide to the knowledge about various biorefining technologies.

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

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

Biorefineries Book


  • Author : Kurt Wagemann
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-12-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 549
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319971193

Biorefineries Excerpt :

This book offers a comprehensive review on biomass resources, examples of biorefineries and corresponding products. The first part of this book covers topics such as different biorefinery resources from agriculture, wood processing residues and transport logistics of plant biomass. In the second part, expert contributors present biorefinery concepts of different biomass feedstocks, including vegetable-oils, sugarcane, starch, lignocellulose and microalgae. Readers will find here a summary of the syngas utilization and the bio-oil characterization and potential use as an alternative renewable fuel and source for chemical feedstocks. Particular attention is also given to the anaerobic digestion-based and Organosolv biorefineries. The last part of the book examines relevant products and components such as alcohols, hydrocarbons, bioplastics and lignin, and offers a sustainability evaluation of biorefineries.

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

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.

Hydrocarbon Biorefinery Book

Hydrocarbon Biorefinery

  • Author : Sunil Kumar Maity
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-09-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 462
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128234204

Hydrocarbon Biorefinery Excerpt :

Sustainable production of hydrocarbon biofuels from biomass, fuels that are fully compatible with existing internal combustion engines, will allow the global transport economy to transition to a sustainable energy source without the need for capital-intensive new infrastructures. Hydrocarbon Biorefinery: Sustainable Processing of Biomass for Hydrocarbon Biofuels presents a comprehensive and easy to understand consolidation of existing knowledge for the production of hydrocarbon biofuels from biomass. Three major areas for the conversion of biomass to hydrocarbon biofuels are addressed: i) Chemical and thermochemical conversion processes, ii) Biological and biochemical conversion processes, and iii) Conversion processes of biomass-derived compounds. Additionally, the book includes process design, life cycle analysis of various processes, reaction engineering, catalysts, process conditions and process concepts, and is supported with detailed case studies. The economic viability of each process is specifically addressed to provide a clear guide for the economic development of future hydrocarbon biofuels. Hydrocarbon Biorefinery: Sustainable Processing of Biomass for Hydrocarbon Biofuels offers an all-in-one resource for researchers, graduate students, and industry professionals working in the area of bioenergy and will be of interest to energy engineers, chemical engineers, bioengineers, chemists, agricultural researchers, and mechanical engineers. Furthermore, this book provides structured foundational content on biorefineries for undergraduate and graduate students. Presents fundamental concepts and processes of hydrocarbon biofuel production, covering chemical, biological, and biomass-derived conversion processes Synthesizes the state-of-the-art research and commercial initiatives of this emerging concept into stand-alone chapters, serving as a structured resource for researchers and practitioners Emphasizes the process design and economic feasibility of each proces

Lignocellulose Based Bioproducts Book

Lignocellulose Based Bioproducts

  • Author : Keikhosro Karimi
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-01-12
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319140339

Lignocellulose Based Bioproducts Excerpt :

This volume provides the technical information required for the production of biofuels and chemicals from lignocellulosic biomass. It starts with a brief overview of the importance, applications, and production processes of different lignocellulosic products. Further chapters review the perspectives of waste-based biofuels and biochemicals; the pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass for biofuel production; cellulolytic enzyme systems for the hydrolysis of lignocelluloses; and basic and applied aspects of the production of bioethanol, biogas, biohydrogen, and biobutanol from lignocelluloses. This book is recommended for researchers and engineers and particularly students taking biofuel courses at graduate level.

Advances in Chemical  Bio and Environmental Engineering Book

Advances in Chemical Bio and Environmental Engineering

  • Author : Jatinder Kumar Ratan
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022
  • Genre: Bioengineering
  • Pages : 1140
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030965549

Advances in Chemical Bio and Environmental Engineering Excerpt :

This book focuses on the state-of-the-art research, development, and commercial prospective of recent advances in chemical sciences. The innovative work in the field of Environmental Engineering, Bio-chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Environment Impact Assessment, Green Technologies. The contents in this book cover various design concepts and control and optimization for applications in Chemical, Bio and Environmental Engineering, manufacturing, Physics, Chemistry and Biological sciences. This book will be useful resource for researchers, academicians as well as professionals interested in the highly interdisciplinary field of Chemical, Bio and Environmental Engineering.

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

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.

Bioprocess Engineering for a Green Environment Book

Bioprocess Engineering for a Green Environment

  • Author : V. Sivasubramanian
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-04
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351867870

Bioprocess Engineering for a Green Environment Excerpt :

Bioprocess Engineering for a Green Environment examines numerous bioprocesses that are crucial to our day-to-day life, specifically the major issues surrounding the production of energy relating to biofuels and waste management. The nuance of this discussion is reflected by the text’s chapter breakdown, providing the reader with a fulsome investigation of the energy sector; the importance of third-generation fuels; and the application of micro- and macroalgae for the production of biofuels. The book also provides a detailed exploration of biocatalysts and their application to the food industry; bioplastics production; conversion of agrowaste into polysaccharides; as well as the importance of biotechnology in bio-processing. Numerous industries discharge massive amounts of effluents into our rivers, seas, and air systems. As such, two chapters are dedicated to the treatment of various pollutants through biological operation with hopes of achieving a cleaner, greener, environment. This book represents the most comprehensive study of bioprocessing—and its various applications to the environment—available on the market today. It was furthermore written with various researchers in mind, ranging from undergraduate and graduate students looking to enhance their knowledge of the topics presented to scholars and engineers interested in the bioprocessing field, as well as members of industry and policy-makers. Provides a comprehensive overview of bioprocesses that apply to day-to-day living. Is learner-centered, providing detailed diagrams for easy understanding. Explores the importance of biocatalysts and their applications to the food industry, as well as bioplastics production. Examines the unique capabilities of bioprocess engineering and its ability to treat various pollutants. .

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

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.

Fungi and Lignocellulosic Biomass Book

Fungi and Lignocellulosic Biomass

  • Author : Christian P. Kubicek
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-09-25
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470960097

Fungi and Lignocellulosic Biomass Excerpt :

Harnessing fungi’s enzymatic ability to break down lignocellulolytic biomass to produce ethanol more efficiently and cost-effectively has become a significant research and industrial interest. Fungi and Lignocellulosic Biomass provides readers with a broad range of information on the uses and untapped potential of fungi in the production of bio-based fuels. With information on the molecular biological and genomic aspects of fungal degradation of plant cell walls to the industrial production and application of key fungal enzymes, chapters in the book cover topics such as enzymology of cellulose, hemicelluloses, and lignin degradation. Edited by a leading researcher in the field, Fungi and Lignocellulosic Biomass will be a valuable tool in advancing the development and production of biofuels and a comprehensive resource for fungal biologists, enzymologists, protein chemists, biofuels chemical engineers, and other research and industry professionals in the field of biomass research.

Production of Biofuels and Chemicals with Pyrolysis Book

Production of Biofuels and Chemicals with Pyrolysis

  • Author : Zhen Fang
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-10-27
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811527326

Production of Biofuels and Chemicals with Pyrolysis Excerpt :

This book presents a collection of studies on state-of-art techniques for converting biomass to chemical products by means of pyrolysis, which are widely applicable to the valorization of biomass. In addition to discussing the fundamentals and mechanisms for producing bio-oils, chemicals, gases and biochar using pyrolysis, it outlines key reaction parameters and reactor configurations for various types of biomass. Written by leading experts and providing a broad range of perspectives on cutting-edge applications, the book is a comprehensive reference guide for academic researchers and industrial engineers in the fields of natural renewable materials, biorefinery of lignocellulose, biofuels, and environmental engineering, and a valuable resource for university students in the fields of chemical engineering, material science and environmental engineering.