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Plant Bioproducts

  • Guanqun Chen
  • Randall J. Weselake
  • Stacy D. Singer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Randall J. Weselake, Guanqun Chen, Stacy D. Singer
    Pages 1-8
  3. Randall J. Weselake, Stacy D. Singer, Guanqun Chen
    Pages 9-25
  4. Randall J. Weselake, Stacy D. Singer, Guanqun Chen
    Pages 27-40
  5. Stacy D. Singer, Randall J. Weselake
    Pages 41-58
  6. Stacy D. Singer, Randall J. Weselake
    Pages 59-85
  7. Lucas J. Falarz, Michael K. Deyholos, Guanqun Chen
    Pages 87-107
  8. Lucas J. Falarz, Michael K. Deyholos, Guanqun Chen
    Pages 109-120
  9. Muhammad Arif, K. Peter Pauls
    Pages 121-142
  10. Muhammad Arif, Loo-Sar Chia, K. Peter Pauls
    Pages 143-175
  11. Lucas J. Falarz, Stacy D. Singer, Guanqun Chen
    Pages 177-200
  12. Youn Young Shim, Shahram Emami, Kornsulee Ratanapariyanuch, Martin J. T. Reaney
    Pages 201-218
  13. Stuart J. Smyth, Simona Lubieniechi
    Pages 219-244
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 245-268

About this book

Introduction

Among the major challenges facing society today, seeking renewable alternatives to petroleum-based fuels and manufactured goods is critically important to reducing society’s dependency on petroleum and tackling environmental issues associated with petroleum use. In recent years there has been considerable research targeted toward the development of plant-derived bioproducts to replace petrochemical feedstocks for both fuel and manufacturing. Plants not only provide a large amount of renewable biomass, but their biochemical diversity also offers many chemical and molecular tools for the production of new products through biotechnology. 

Plant Bioproducts is an introduction to the production and application of plant bioproducts, including biofuels, bioplastics, and biochemicals for the manufacturing sector. Contributing authors examine various bioproducts with respect to their basic chemistry, relationship to current petrochemical-based products, and strategies for their production in plants. Chapters cover the integrated roles of agronomy, plant breeding, biotechnology, and biorefining in the context of bioproduct development. Environmental, economic, ethical, and social issues surrounding bioproducts, including the use of genetically modified crops, challenges to food security, and consumer acceptance, are also covered. 

Keywords

biofuels bioproducts food security genetically modified crops biorefinery

Editors and affiliations

  • Guanqun Chen
    • 1
  • Randall J. Weselake
    • 2
  • Stacy D. Singer
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional ScienceUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional ScienceUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  3. 3.Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaLethbridgeCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-8616-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-8614-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-8616-3
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