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Lignocellulosic Biorefineries

1st Edition

By Jean-Luc Wertz, Olivier Bédué

EPFL Press

500 pages

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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, the science and technology related to cellulose for production of bioethanol and other biofuels. The book also highlights the main emerging routes that will serve as the source of important bio-generated products in the future.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Introduction

Climate change

Biomass and its conversion to products

Biorefineries

Life cycle assessment (LCA

Structure of the book

References

Photosynthesis, the Ultimate Beginning for Biorefineries

Introduction

Chloroplasts

Photosynthetic pigments and antenna complexes

Stages of photosynthesis

Light reactions

Dark reactions

C3, C4 and CAM plants

Photosynthetic efficiency

References

Features of First Generation Biorefineries

Introduction

First-generation biofeedstocks

First-generation biofuels

Biobased chemicals and materials derived from food plants

Environmental performance

References

Cellulose, the Predominant Constituent of Biomass

Introduction

Structure

Biosynthesis

Properties and applications

References

Enzymatic and non-Biological Degradation of Cellulose

Introduction

Enzymatic hydrolysis

Non-biological degradation

References

Hemicelluloses and Lignin, Other Key Constituents of Biomass

Introduction

Hemicelluloses

Lignin

References

Pretreatments of Lignocellulosic Biomass

Introduction

Physical pretreatments

Chemical pretreatments

Physicochemical treatments

Biological pretreatment

Summary

References

Biochemical Conversion of Biomass

Introduction

Processes: pretreatment, hydrolysis and fermentation

Life cycle assessments

Production of cellulosic ethanol: case studies

Production of lignocellulose-derived chemicals: case studies

Overview of selected companies

References

Thermochemical Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass

Introduction

Processes

Life cycle assessments

Production of fuels and/or chemicals: case studies

Overview of selected companies

References

Perspectives

Introduction

Representative programs in the U.S. and EU

Cellulosic and lignocellulosic feedstocks

Lignocellulosic processes

Fuels and chemicals from lignocellulosic biomass

The sustainability challenge

References

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI010000
SCIENCE / Biotechnology
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TEC031010
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable