By Arthur J Ragauskas

ISBN-10: 981451327X

ISBN-13: 9789814513272

This important publication offers a huge and particular creation to the interesting and scorching study topic of transformation of biomass-related fabrics to biofuels. Biofuel construction should be classified right into a number of novel conversion and refinery improvement applied sciences. notwithstanding, biomass recalcitrance is the most important problem blockading the best way in biofuel conversion. This booklet presents an enlightening view of the frontiers in prime pretreatments, downstream enzymatic hydrolysis, fermentation know-how, corrosion concerns in biofuel and merging biofuels know-how right into a pulp mill to pave the way in which for destiny large-scale biofuel production.


  • What is Biomass (Fang Huang)
  • Biomass Recalcitrance and the Contributing telephone Wall elements (Marcus Foston)
  • Reduction of Biomass Recalcitrance through Water/Acid Pretreatments (Fan Hu)
  • Reduction of Biomass Recalcitrance through Organosolv Pretreatments (Xianzhi Meng)
  • Reduction of Biomass Recalcitrance through Ionic Liquid Pretreatments (Alistair W T King, Haibo Xie, Juha Fiskari and Ilkka Kilpeläinen)
  • Enzymatic Deconstruction of Lignocellulose to Fermentable Sugars (Qining Sun)
  • Fermentation to Bioethanol/Biobutanol (Tao Ma, Matyas Kosa and Qining Sun)
  • Pyrolysis of Biomass to Bio-Oils (Haoxi Ben)
  • Upgrade of Bio-Oil to Bio-Fuel and Bio-Chemical (Haoxi Ben)
  • Corrosion matters in Biofuels (Lindsey R Goodman and Preet M Singh)
  • Incorporation of Biofuels expertise right into a Pulp Mill (Marko Hakovirta)
  • Integrated chances of generating Biofuels in Chemical Pulping (Raimo Alén)

Readership: Scientists and researchers who're drawn to the examine of fabrics and environmental science.

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