Targeting Energy, High Value Products and Waste Valorisation

  • Miriam Rabaçal
  • Ana F. Ferreira
  • Carla A. M. Silva
  • Mário Costa

Part of the Lecture Notes in Energy book series (LNEN, volume 57)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Ana F. Ferreira
    Pages 1-20
  3. Abel Sanz, Ana Susmozas, Jens Peters, Javier Dufour
    Pages 123-160
  4. Carla A. M. Silva, Remus M. Prunescu, Krist V. Gernaey, Gürkan Sin, Rocio A. Diaz-Chavez
    Pages 161-200
  5. Behrang Mansoornejad, Shabnam Sanaei, Banafsheh Gilani, Dieudonné R. Batsy, Marzouk Benali, Paul R. Stuart
    Pages 201-226
  6. Francisco Gírio, Susana Marques, Filomena Pinto, Ana Cristina Oliveira, Paula Costa, Alberto Reis et al.
    Pages 227-281
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 283-294

About this book


This book addresses the potential of the transformation of biomass into a wide range of marketable products, and examines the biological, biochemical, physical and thermal processing of biomass into products such as fuels, power, heat, feeds, chemicals and materials. Respective chapters explore various topics including biomass characterization, biomass pre-conditioning and sustainability analysis, aspects that are supplemented by a global overview of their implementation in current pilot bio-refineries. Providing a valuable resource to energy engineers, chemical engineers, biotechnologists and economists, this book will also be of great interest to students and policymakers.


Bio-refineries Biochemical Processing of Biomass Biological Processing of Biomass Biomass Bio-refineries Biomass Characterization Biomass Pre-conditioning Biomass Transformation Life Cycle Analysis in Bio-refineries Life Cycle Analysis in Biomass Life Cycle Cost based Methodologies Oil Extraction Techniques Physical Processing of Biomass Potential of Biomass Sustainability Analysis Thermal Processing of Biomass

Editors and affiliations

  • Miriam Rabaçal
    • 1
  • Ana F. Ferreira
    • 2
  • Carla A. M. Silva
    • 3
  • Mário Costa
    • 4
  1. 1.Instituto Superior TécnicoUniversidade de LisboaLisboaPortugal
  2. 2.Universidade de LisboaLisboaPortugal
  3. 3.Faculdade de CiênciasUniversidade de LisboaLisboaPortugal
  4. 4.Instituto Superior TécnicoUniversidade de LisboaLisboaPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-48286-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-48288-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-1284
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-1292
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