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ISBN 9781466505520
Published April 18, 2014 by CRC Press
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Given the environmental concerns and declining availability of fossil fuels, as well as the growing population worldwide, it is essential to move toward a sustainable bioenergy-based economy. However, it is also imperative to address sustainability in the bioenergy industry in order to avoid depleting necessary biomass resources. Sustainable Bioenergy Production provides comprehensive knowledge and skills for the analysis and design of sustainable biomass production, bioenergy processing, and biorefinery systems for professionals in the bioenergy field.

Focusing on topics vital to the sustainability of the bioenergy industry, this book is divided into four sections: Fundamentals of Engineering Analysis and Design of Bioenergy Production Systems, Sustainable Biomass Production and Supply Logistics, Sustainable Bioenergy Processing, and Sustainable Biorefinery Systems. Section I covers the fundamentals of genetic engineering, novel breeding, and cropping technologies applied in the development of energy crops. It discusses modern computational tools used in the design and analysis of bioenergy production systems and the life-cycle assessment for evaluating the environmental sustainability of biomass production and bioenergy processing technologies.

Section II focuses on the technical and economic feasibility and environmental sustainability of various biomass feedstocks and emerging technologies to improve feedstock sustainability. Section III addresses the technical and economic feasibility and environmental sustainability of different bioenergy processing technologies and emerging technologies to improve the sustainability of each bioenergy process. Section IV discusses the design and analysis of biorefineries and different biorefinery systems, including lignocellulosic feedstock, whole-crop, and green biorefinery.

Table of Contents

Section I Fundamentals of Engineering Analysis and Design of Bioenergy Production Systems

Genetic Engineering of Bioenergy Crops toward High Biofuel Production
Guosheng Xie and Liangcai Peng

Novel Cropping Technologies and Management Applied to Energy Crops
Lorenzo Barbanti

Mathematical Modeling in Biomass and Bioenergy Systems
Lijun Wang, Samuel Asomaning Agyemang and Abolghasem Shahbazi

Life-Cycle Assessment of Bioenergy Systems
Reinout Heijungs and Edi Iswanto Wiloso

Sustainability of Bioenergy Systems
Lucas Reijnders

Section II Sustainable Biomass Production and Supply Logistics

Production and Supply Logistics of Microalgae as an Energy Feedstock
Helena M. Amaro, F. Xavier Malcata, and I. Sousa-Pinto

Production and Supply Logistics of Switchgrass as an Energy Feedstock
Marty R. Schmer and Igathinathane Cannayen

Production and Supply Logistics of Sweet Sorghum as an Energy Feedstock
Sergio O. Serna-Saldivar and William L. Rooney

Production and Supply Logistics of Sugarcane as an Energy Feedstock
Jose Goldemberg, Suani T. Coelho, Plinio M. Nastari, and Patricia Guardabassi

Crop Residues as an Energy Feedstock: Availability and Sustainability
Dong Jiang, Dafang Zhuang, and Yaohuan Huang

Woody Biomass as an Energy Feedstock: Availability and Sustainability
Birger Solberg

Animal Wastes as an Energy Feedstock: Availability and Sustainability
Hui Wang and Lijun Wang

Municipal Solid-Waste Management Strategies for Renewable Energy Options
Richa Kothari, Virendra Kumar, N.L. Pawar, and V.V. Tyagi

Food Processing Wastes as an Energy Feedstock: Availability and Sustainability
Lijun Wang

Section III Sustainable Bioenergy Processing

Fermentation in Transportation Alcohols
Jonathan Moncada, Luis A. Toro, and Carlos A. Cardona

Biodiesel Production from Waste Feedstock
Dennis Y.C. Leung and Xuan Wu

Biomass Gasification and Syngas Utilization
Ajay Kumar, Ashokkumar Sharma, and Pushpak Bhandari

Biomass Pyrolysis and Bio-oil Utilization
Lijun Wang and Dan Cheng

Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Biomass
Nor Aishah Saidina Amin, Javaid Akhtar, and Selhan Karagoz

Anaerobic Digestion of Organic Wastes
Bo Zhang and Lijun Wang

Combined Heat and Power Generation from Biomass
Hao Liu and Rabah Boukhanouf

Section IV Sustainable Biorefinery Systems

Biorefinery Principles, Analysis, and Design
Zheng Liu and Mario Richard Eden

Lignocellulosic Feedstock Biorefinery
Karin Arens and Shijie Liu

Whole-Crop Biorefinery
Apostolis A. Koutinas, Carol Lin, Chenyu Du, and Colin Webb

Green Biorefinery
H.S. Shekhar Sharma and Michael Mandl

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Biography

Dr. Lijun Wang is an associate professor of biological engineering at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro. He has 20 years experience as a process engineer working in the fields of bioenergy and energy efficiency technologies. His current research interests are in bioenergy processing technologies, wastes-to-energy technologies, and computational process engineering. He has published 2 books and 17 book chapters, and over 55 peer-reviewed journal articles and has given more than 60 conference presentations. Dr. Wang is a licensed professional engineer in North Carolina and Nebraska and a certified energy manager with the Association of Energy Engineers.

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