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Handbook on Bioethanol

Production and Utilization, 1st Edition

By Charles Wyman

CRC Press

444 pages

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Hardback: 9781560325536
pub: 1996-07-01
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Bioethanol is a versatile transportation fuel and fuel additive that offers excellent performance and reduced air pollution compared to conventional fuels. Its production and use adds little, if any, net release of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, dramatically reducing the potential for global climate change. Through a sustained research program and an emerging economic competitiveness, the technology for bioethanol production is poised for immediate widespread commercial applications. Written by engineers and scientists providing a technical focus, this handbook provides the up-to-date information needed by managers, engineers, and scientists to evaluate the technology, market, and economics of this fuel, while examining the development of production required to support its commercial use.

Table of Contents

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Ethanol production from lignocellulosic biomass: overview

Strategic, economic, and environmental issues for transportation fuels

Performance of ethanol as a transportation fuel

Bioethanol market forces

Environmental impacts of bioethanol

Biomass feedstock resources and composition

Hemicellulases: diversity and applications

Cellulases: structure, function, and applications

Biocatalyst development for bioethanol production from hydrolysates

Pretreatment of biomass

Cellulase production

Cellulose bioconversion technology

Hemicellulose conversion to ethanol

Advanced process options for bioethanol production

Ethanol from corn: technology and economics

Integrated bioprocess development for bioethanol production

Review of pilot plant programs for bioethanol conversion

Methods for the chemical analysis of biomass process streams

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Applied Energy Technology Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General