412 pages, 100 illustrations
New and Future Developments in Catalysis is a series of books that compile the latest ideas concerning alternate and renewable energy sources and the role that catalysis plays in converting new renewable feedstock into biofuels and biochemicals. Both homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts and catalytic processes will be discussed in a unified and comprehensive approach. There will be extensive cross-referencing within all volumes.
New and Future Developments in Catalysis: Catalytic Biomass Conversion covers all the biomass sources and gives detailed and in-depth coverage of all current chemical/catalytic conversion processes of biomass into liquid hydrocarbons to be further used as a feedstock for the production of not only biofuels but a large array of chemicals. It offers an in-depth coverage of all catalytic topics of current interest and outlines the future challenges and research areas. It is a clear and visual description of all parameters and conditions enables the reader to draw conclusions for a particular case. It outlines the catalytic processes applicable to energy generation and design of green processes.
"Researchers in a number of biological sciences examine catalytic processes for turning biomass into fuel or other usable substance. The topics include metal catalysis for converting biomass into fine chemicals, synthetic biology for biomass conversion, hybrid plant systems for breeding and gene confinement in bioenergy crops, environmental benefits of integrated algal biorefineries for large-scale biomass conversion, and biofuels of the present and future."
– Reference & Research Book News, December 2013
1 - Metal Catalysts for the Conversion of Biomass to Chemicals (Pierre Gallezot)
2 - Current Catalytic Processes for Biomass Conversion (Hirokazu Kobayashi, Atsushi Fukuoka)
3 - Emerging Catalysis for 5-HMF Formation from Cellulosic Carbohydrates (Z. Conrad Zhang)
4 - Trends and Challenges in Catalytic Biomass Conversion (Christian Marup Osmundsen, Kresten Egeblad, Esben Taarning)
5 - Catalytic Processes of Lignocellulosic Feedstock Conversion for Production of Furfural, Levulinic Acid, and Formic Acid-Based Fuel Components (B. Kamm, M. Gerhardt, G. Dautzenberg)
6 - Synthetic Biology for Biomass Conversion (Christopher E. French, Damian K. Barnard, Eugene Fletcher, Steven D. Kane, Sahreena Saleem Lakhundi, Chao-Kuo Liu, Alistair Elfick)
7 - Hybrid Plant Systems for Breeding and Gene Confinement in Bioenergy Crops (Albert P. Kausch, Adam Deresienski, Joel Hague, Michael Tilelli, Stephen L. Dellaporta, Kimberly Nelson, Yi Li)
8 - An Introduction to Pyrolysis and Catalytic Pyrolysis: Versatile Techniques for Biomass Conversion (Li Li, Jack S. Rowbotham, H. Christopher Greenwell, Philip W. Dyer)
9 - Using Microwave Radiation and SrO as a Catalyst for the Complete Conversion of Oils, Cooked Oils, and Microalgae to Biodiesel (Miri Koberg, Aharon Gedanken)
10 - Environmental Benefits of Integrated Algal Biorefineries for Large-Scale Biomass Conversion (Bobban Subhadra)
11 - Heterogeneous Catalysts for Biomass Conversion (Lei Jin, Chung-hao Kuo, Steven L. Suib)
12 - Processing Issues in Biofuels Production (Richard S. Parnas, Michael Pomykala, Iman Noshadi)
13 - Economic Analysis of Bioenergy: An Integrated Multidisciplinary Approach (Fred V. Carstensen, Marcello Graziano, Natalia Vorotytseva, William E. Waite, Kathryn E. Parr)
14 - Biofuels of the Present and the Future (Arnold L. Demain, Marco A. Baez-Vasquez)
15 - Catalysts for Biomass Conversion (Subhash Bhatia, Siti Salwa Hashim)
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Steven Suib is one of the leading figures in solid-state catalysis and renewable systems in the US. His 450 publications, 40 patents, and authorship on multiple books on the topic of catalysis is proof of this, as is his distinguished Professor status. He is also editor for Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, which puts him in a perfect position to keep abreast with current developments in the area. He has been a prominent and prolific catalysis researcher for many years encompassing all aspects of the fields from synthesis, characterization, catalysis, to applications. He easily works in both basic fundamental academic research as well as applied industrial research.