The biomass emphasis in on material of terrestrial plant origin, although principles are directly transferable to aquatic plants with similar components. Products of animal origin are not included. Since animal fats and oils are not considered, it seemed logical to exclude vegetable oils as well. Biomass emphasis is on material of terrestrial plant origin, although the principles are directly transferrable to aquatic plants with similar components.
Table of Contents
1. Biomass Availability & Utility for Chemicals 2. Composition of Biomass 3. Bioconversion of Agricultural Biomass to Organic Chemicals 4. Gasification 5. Pyrolysis 6. Chemicals from Cellulose 7. Chemicals from Hemicellulose 8. Chemicals from Lignin 9. Turpentine, Rosin, and Fatty Acids from Conifer 10. Bark 11. Foliage 12. Integrated Plants Fort Chemical from Biomass 13. Economic and Other Considerations