Production of Biofuels and Chemicals from Lignin

  • Zhen Fang
  • Richard L. Smith, Jr.

Part of the Biofuels and Biorefineries book series (BIOBIO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Lignin and Its Production

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Xiaofei Tian, Zhen Fang, Richard L. Smith Jr., Zhenqiang Wu, Mingyou Liu
      Pages 3-33
  3. Biological Conversion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Ayyappa Kumar Sista Kameshwar, Wensheng Qin
      Pages 81-130
    3. Timothy D. H. Bugg, Rahman Rahmanpour, Goran M. M. Rashid
      Pages 131-146
  4. Chemical Conversion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Nicholas J. Westwood, Isabella Panovic, Christopher S. Lancefield
      Pages 183-216
    3. Juan J. Rodríguez, Tomás Cordero, José Rodríguez-Mirasol
      Pages 217-262
    4. Xianglan Bai, Kwang Ho Kim
      Pages 263-287
  5. Techno-economics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 377-377
    2. Marzouk Benali, Olumoye Ajao, Jawad Jeaidi, Banafsheh Gilani, Behrang Mansoornejad
      Pages 379-418
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 419-435

About this book


This book provides state-of-the-art reviews, current research on and the prospects of lignin production, biological, thermal and chemical conversion methods, and lignin technoeconomics.  Fundamental topics related to lignin chemistry, properties, analysis, characterization, and depolymerization mechanisms, as well as enzymatic, fungal and bacterial degradation methods are covered. The book also examines practical topics related to technologies for lignin and ultra-pure lignin recovery, activated carbon, carbon fiber production and materials, and addresses the biological conversion of lignin with fungi, bacteria or enzymes to produce chemicals, along with chemical, catalytic, thermochemical and solvolysis conversion methods.  Lastly, it presents a case study on practical polyurethane foam production using lignin. 

Lignin has a bright future and will be an essential feedstock for producing renewable chemicals, biofuels and value-added products. Offering comprehensive information on this promising material, the book represents a valuable resource for students, researchers, academicians and industrialists in the field of biochemistry and energy.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Zhen Fang
    • 1
  • Richard L. Smith, Jr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Biomass Group, College of EngineeringNanjing Agricultural UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.Research Center of Supercritical Fluid Technology, Graduate School of Environmental StudiesTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

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