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Advances in Biorefineries: Biomass and Waste Supply Chain Exploitation

  • A comprehensive and systematic reference on the advanced biomass recovery and conversion processes used in biorefineries
  • Reviews developments in biorefining processes
  • Discusses the wide range of value-added products from biorefineries, from biofuel to biolubricants and bioadhesives

Series: Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy Volume: 53

By: Keith W Waldron(Editor), Ralph EH Sims(Foreword By)

902 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables

Woodhead Publishing

Hardback | Apr 2014 | #224944 | ISBN-13: 9780857095213
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About this book

Biorefineries are an essential technology in converting biomass into biofuels or other useful materials. Advances in Biorefineries provides a comprehensive overview of biorefining processing techniques and technologies, and the biofuels and other materials produced. Part one focuses on methods of optimizing the biorefining process and assessing its environmental and economic impact. It also looks at current and developing technologies for producing value-added materials. Part two goes on to explore these materials with a focus on biofuels and other value-added products. It considers the properties, limitations, and practical applications of these products and how they can be used to meet the increasing demand for renewable and sustainable fuels as an alternative to fossil fuels.

Advances in Biorefineries is a vital reference for biorefinery/process engineers, industrial biochemists/chemists, biomass/waste scientists and researchers and academics in the field.


Part 1 Development and optimisation of biorefining processes
- Green chemistry and biorefineries: An overview
- Techno-economic assessment (TEA) of biorefineries
- Biorefinery plant design
- Separation technologies
- Catalytic processes
- Enzymatic processes
- Biomass pretreatment

Part 2 Types of biorefinery
- Bioethanol fuel-focussed biorefineries
- Cereal based biorefineries
- Grass/forage-based biorefineries
- Glycerol-based biorefineries

Part 3 Biofuels and other added value products from biorefineries
- Liquid biofuels in internal combustion engines
- Biodiesel
- Biomethane and bio-hydrogen production
- Biochar
- Biolubricants
- Bio-based nutraceuticals from biorefining
- Carbohydrate conversion and use
- Lignin conversion and use
- Lipid and wax conversion and use
- Protein conversion and use
- Bioadhesives
- Bio-based animal feed
- Biomass for composites and building materials

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Keith Waldron is Research Leader and Director of the NRP Biorefinery Centre at the Institute of Food Research, UK.

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