320 pages, Figs, tabs
Focuses on the new and developing concept of renewable raw materials. Written by experts in each field, coverage includes the impetus for sustainability and clean technology, the concept of integral valorisation of crops and the minimalisation of waste, an overview of the use of these resources in high-value industries such as flavours, fragrances and natural dyes; and green chemistry and sustainability.
an extremely valuable source book for all those involved in bioresources (Chemistry and Industry No. 18 20th September 2004)
List of Contributors. List of Abbreviations. Foreword. Preface. Chapter 1. Green Chemistry and Sustainability (Jeffrey Hardy). Chapter 2. Socio Economical Aspects and Policy of Renewable Resources (Liisa Tahvanainen and Christian V. Stevens). Chapter 3. Integral Valorization (Werner Praznik and Christian V. Stevens). Chapter 4. Primary Production of Raw Materials (Waldemar Rymowicz). Chapter 5. Energy from Renewable Resources (Bio Energy) (Mehrdad Rymowicz). Chapter 6. Identification and Quantification of Renewable Crop Materials (Anton Huber and Werner Praznik). Chapter 7. Industrial Products from Carbohydrates, Wood and Fibres (Christian V. Stevens). Chapter 8. Occurrence, Functions and Biosynthesis of Non Carbohydrate Biopolymers (Christian O. Bramer and Alexander Steinbuchel). Chapter 9. Industrial Products from Lipids and Proteins (Roland Verhe). Chapter 10. High Value Added Industries (Jan Demyttenaere and Jozef Poppe). Chapter 11. Renewable Resources: Back to the Future (Christian V. Stevens. Index.
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Professor Christian Stevens is Coordinator of the Working Group on the European Master Programme Renewable Resources (14 different European countries); Co organiser of a European Intensive Courses on Renewable Resources; Author of reviews on Renewable Resources: * Chemical Modification of Inulin, a Valuable Renewable Resource, and its Industrial Applications.Biomacromolecules (2001) and * Chitosan as Antimicrobial Agent : Applications and Mode of Action. Biomacromolecules (2003). He is author/co author of several patents on Renewable Resources and will be the Series Editor of the upcoming series on Renewable Resources (Wiley)