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1st Edition

Biomass Processing Technologies

ISBN 9780367519544
Published April 28, 2020 by CRC Press
420 Pages 81 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book is a thoroughly up-to-date treatment of all the available technologies for biomass conversion. Each chapter looks at the viability and implementation of each technology with examples of existing equipment and plants. In addition, the text addresses the economics of biomass processing. The book could also be used as a supplementary text for senior undergraduate courses on biomass processing.


  • Provides a concise overview of all currently available biomass processing technologies
  • Includes relatively recent technologies such as Biochar
  • Contains numerous industry examples and case studies
  • Covers the science and technology behind biomass processing as well as the economics, including the effect of carbon taxation

Table of Contents

Properties of Biomass Fuels

Sustainability Considerations for Electricity Generation from Biomass

Combustion of Biomass

Gasification of Biomass

Pyrolysis of Biomass

Hydrothermal Processing of Biomass

Anaerobic Digestion


Fermentation of Biomass

Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis from BioSyngas

Bio-Oil Applications and Processing

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Vladimir Strezov is an associate professor and environmental science program director at the Faculty of Science, Macquarie University, Australia. He earned his PhD in chemical engineering at the University of Newcastle, Australia, where he jointly worked with the pyrometallurgy research team of BHP Research Laboratories. Dr. Strezov’s current research projects are concerned with the improvement of energy efficiency and the reduction of emissions in minerals processing, electricity generation and production of biofuels. He has established close links with several primary industries leading to successful joint projects in the field of energy and sustainability. He currently manages a laboratory for thermal and environmental processing funded in collaboration with the Rio Tinto Group.

Tim J. Evans is an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Science, Macquarie University and principal engineer at Rio Tinto. He has a long association with Australian primary industries such as BHP Billiton, HIsmelt and Rio Tinto. He holds a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Newcastle. Dr. Evans’ expertise is in energy transformation and mineral processing, specifically high-temperature industrial processing.