By Shang-Tian Yang,Hesham El-Ensashy,Nuttha Thongchul
Sets the level for large-scale construction of biofuels and bio-based chemicals
In reaction to diminishing provides in addition to the environmental dangers posed by way of fossil fuels and petrochemicals, curiosity and insist for eco-friendly, sustainable biofuels and bio-based chemical compounds are hovering. Biomass could be the resolution. it really is an considerable carbon-neutral renewable feedstock that may be used for the construction of fuels and chemical compounds. at present, biorefineries use corn, soybeans, and sugarcane for bioethanol and biodiesel construction; notwithstanding, there are lots of demanding situations dealing with biorefineries, combating biomass from attaining its complete potential.
This publication offers a finished evaluate of bioprocessing applied sciences that use lignocellulosic biomass for the creation of biofuels, biochemicals, and biopolymers. It starts with an summary of built-in biorefineries. subsequent, it covers:
- Biomass feedstocks, together with sugar, starch, oil, and effort vegetation in addition to microalgae
- Pretreatment applied sciences for lignocellulosic biomass
- Hydrolytic enzymes utilized in biorefineries for the hydrolysis of starch and lignocelluloses
- Bioconversion applied sciences for present and destiny biofuels reminiscent of ethanol, biodiesel, butanol, hydrogen, and biogas
- Specialty chemical substances, construction block chemical compounds, and biopolymers produced through fermentation
- Phytochemicals and practical nutrition constituents extracted from plant materials
All the chapters were written and edited by way of prime specialists in bioprocessing and biorefining applied sciences. Contributions are in accordance with a radical evaluate of the literature in addition to the authors' firsthand adventure constructing and dealing with bioprocessing technologies.
By environment forth the present country of the know-how and pointing to promising new instructions in study, Bioprocessing applied sciences in Biorefinery for Sustainable creation of Fuels, chemical compounds, and Polymers will permit readers to maneuver in the direction of large-scale, sustainable, and not pricey creation of biofuels and bio-based chemicals.
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