1st Edition

Lignocellulosic Biorefineries

By Jean-Luc Wertz, Olivier Bédué Copyright 2013

    Written with a diverse audience in mind, this book describes the current status, development, and future prospects for the critical technology of second-generation biorefineries, specifically with a focus on lignocellulosic materials as feedstock. It provides an overview of the issues behind this technological transition, and it provides, in depth,

    Preface, Chapter 1 Introduction, Chapter 2 Photosynthesis, the Ultimate Beginning for Biorefineries, Chapter 3 Features of First Generation Biorefineries, Chapter 4 the Predominant Constituent of Biomass, Chapter 5 Enzymatic and non- Biological Degradation of Cellulose, Chapter 6 Hemicelluloses and Lignin, Other Key Constituents of Biomass, Chapter 7 Pretreatments of Lignocellulosic Biomass, Chapter 8 Biochemical Conversion of Biomass, Chapter 9 Thermochemical Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass, Chapter 10 Perspectives, Glossary


    Jean-Luc Wertz, Olivier Bédué