About this book
Climate change, environmental impact and declining natural resources are driving scientific research and novel technical solutions. Green Energy and Technology serves as a publishing platform for scientific and technological approaches to "green" - i.e., environmentally friendly and sustainable - technologies. While the main focus lies on energy and power supply, the series also covers green solutions in industrial engineering and engineering design. Green Energy and Technology is a monograph series addressing researchers, advanced students and technical consultants, as well as decision makers in industry and politics. The level presentation ranges from instructional to highly technical.
Industrial biorefineries have been identified as the most promising routes to the creation of a bio-based economy. Partial biorefineries already exist in some energy crop, forest-based, and lignocellulosic product facilities. Biorefineries: For Biomass Upgrading Facilities examines the variety of different technologies which integrated bio-based industries use to produce chemicals; biofuels; food and feed ingredients; biomaterials; and power from biomass raw materials. These systems can be improved through better utilization of agricultural residues and solid wastes, and through the optimization of total value-added products.
Conversion technologies are also covered, since biomass can be converted into useful biofuels and biochemicals via biomass upgrading and biorefinery technologies. Upgrading processes discussed in this book include fractionation, liquefaction, pyrolysis, hydrolysis, fermentation, and gasification.
Biorefineries: For Biomass Upgrading Facilities will prove a practical resource for chemical engineers, and fuel and environmental engineers. It will also be invaluable in academic fields, providing useful information for both researchers and students.
- Book Title Biorefineries
- Book Subtitle For Biomass Upgrading Facilities
- Series Title Green Energy and Technology
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84882-721-9
- Copyright Information Springer London 2010
- Publisher Name Springer, London
- eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-1-84882-720-2
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-2516-7
- eBook ISBN 978-1-84882-721-9
- Series ISSN 1865-3529
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages IX, 240
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Renewable and Green Energy
Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering
Renewable and Green Energy
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From the reviews:
“This book attempts to address the needs of energy researchers, chemical engineers, energy resources specialists, agriculturists, crop cultivators, and others interested in bioenergy. … for non-engineering readers and students, this book may be adequate for a comprehensive overview of the field. It may also be useful … for engineering students. … Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates, two-year technical program students, general readers.” (A. C. Sheth, Choice, Vol. 47 (8), April, 2010)
“Describes the main biorefinery concepts for the production of fuels based on biomass and their technical opportunities. … In the more technical parts he shows the biomass fractionation and valorisation, the different thermochemical and biochemical processes and an overview to economical, political and environmental impacts of biorefineries. Overall this book is a good reference for biofuel production in biorefineries.” (Bio-based News, Issue 8, February/March, 2011)
“The book clearly aims towards both general and advanced level readers. … The main focus of the book is however on various thermo chemical and biochemical processes that take place in the biorefinery. … the author particularly discusses the technological, economical and policy barriers which need to be overcome for full fledged deployment of a biorefinery based economy. … To gain a comprehensive outlook on this concept is thus highly desired and this is deservedly fulfilled by the book.” (Vishal Toro, Green Energy, Vol. 6 (5), September-October, 2010)