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1st Edition

Handbook on Bioethanol
Production and Utilization

ISBN 9781560325536
Published July 1, 1996 by CRC Press
444 Pages

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Book Description

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

Table of
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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