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Chemical and Biochemical Catalysis for Next Generation Biofuels (RSC Energy and Environment)

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Publisher Comments:

The development of renewable and sustainable lignocellulosic biofuels is currently receiving worldwide attention and investment. Despite several decades of research, there remain significant challenges that need to be overcome before these biofuels can be produced in large volumes at cost-competitive prices. One of the primary obstacles is the lack of efficient and affordable catalytic systems that can solubilize and hydrolyze polysaccharides into sugars. These sugars are then fed to microrganisms and fermented into biofuels. The price of these catalysts, be they biological, thermochemical, or chemical in nature, represent one of the largest costs in the conversion process. There are a number of catalytic schemes available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages, that must be considered when selecting an appropriate system. This book presents a general yet substantial review of the most promising catalytic processes and covers the spectrum of biomass pretreatment, enzymes, chemical catalysts, and hybrid approaches of hydrolyzing biomass into fermentable sugars and/or biofuels. It is the only currently available book that combines the chemical and thermochemical conversion approaches to biofuel production. The book starts with a comprehensive evaluation of feedstocks in terms of availability, sustainability, and land cover type and subsequent chapters focus on a detailed assessment around biomass conversion technologies, including biomass pretreatment, chemical catalysis, thermochemical conversion, and bioinspired catalysts. It will be essential reading for graduate students and scientific researchers working in alternative energy and biofuel production.

Synopsis:

A general yet substantial review of the application of catalysis to biofuels production, covering the full spectrum of biomass catalysis.

Synopsis:

The development of renewable and sustainable lignocellulosic biofuels is currently receiving worldwide attention and investment. Despite decades of research, there remain significant challenges to be overcome before these biofuels can be produced in large volumes at competitive prices. One obstacle is the lack of efficient and affordable catalytic systems to dissolve and hydrolyze polysaccharides into sugars. There are a number of catalytic schemes, each with their own advantages and disadvantages, available. This book presents a general but substantial review of the most promising processes and the spectrum of biomass pretreatment, enzymes, chemical catalysts, and hybrid approaches of hydrolyzing biomass into fermentable sugars. These sugars are fed to microrganisms and fermented into biofuels.

About the Author

Dr Blake Simmons is at the Sandia National Laboratories/Joint BioEnergy Institute, Emeryville, CA, USA.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Background; Biomass Pretreatment; Biochemical Catalysis; Chemical Catalysis; Thermochemical Catalysis; Hybrid Technologies; Summary and Future Directions

Product Details

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9781849730303
Subtitle:
RSC
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Blake A, Simmons
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Energy
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Subject:
Chemistry - General
Subject:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
Subject:
Science-Energy
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Environmental Science, Engineering & Technology
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Alternative & renewable energy sources & technology
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Series:
RSC Energy and Environment Series
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
20110909
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
No colour figures
Pages:
206
Dimensions:
9.21 x 6.14 in

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Product details 206 pages Royal Society of Chemistry - English 9781849730303 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A general yet substantial review of the application of catalysis to biofuels production, covering the full spectrum of biomass catalysis.
"Synopsis" by , The development of renewable and sustainable lignocellulosic biofuels is currently receiving worldwide attention and investment. Despite decades of research, there remain significant challenges to be overcome before these biofuels can be produced in large volumes at competitive prices. One obstacle is the lack of efficient and affordable catalytic systems to dissolve and hydrolyze polysaccharides into sugars. There are a number of catalytic schemes, each with their own advantages and disadvantages, available. This book presents a general but substantial review of the most promising processes and the spectrum of biomass pretreatment, enzymes, chemical catalysts, and hybrid approaches of hydrolyzing biomass into fermentable sugars. These sugars are fed to microrganisms and fermented into biofuels.
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