Advanced Oil Crop Biorefineries

Overview

Some of the main oil-rich crops are sunflower, rapeseed and olive which are primarily grown for food. This book discusses how to convert this whole crop into energy (fuels, power and heat), food and bioproducts (chemicals and/or materials), while making optimal use of the by-products generated during farming/harvesting, primary processing (oil extraction and refining) and secondary processing (transesterification). The resulting processes are more economically competitive and the business margin for oil and ...

See more details below
Hardcover
$183.39
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$195.00 List Price
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (8) from $163.01   
  • New (7) from $163.01   
  • Used (1) from $195.48   
Sending request ...

Overview

Some of the main oil-rich crops are sunflower, rapeseed and olive which are primarily grown for food. This book discusses how to convert this whole crop into energy (fuels, power and heat), food and bioproducts (chemicals and/or materials), while making optimal use of the by-products generated during farming/harvesting, primary processing (oil extraction and refining) and secondary processing (transesterification). The resulting processes are more economically competitive and the business margin for oil and biodiesel manufacturers is improved. Oil crops are the main point of focus in this book however many of the technologies discussed are applicable to a wide variety of feedstocks. For example, cellulose from rapeseed straw can be converted to levulinic acid but the same technology could be applied to cellulose from wheat straw or wood. Significant effort is now being devoted to '2nd generation' raw materials which avoid direct competition with food sources (such as ligno-cellulose). This volume integrates these developments with existing plant oil supply chains and combines biochemical and thermochemical processes to form integrated biorefinery schemes. Two unique features of the book are the information on LCA of biorefinery schemes and the surveys showing where traditional industries could be affected by new biorefinery developments. Energy and cost calculations for the key biorefinery processes and are also included revealing that some are surprisingly profitable and could offer significant global benefits. The book is of interest to academics working in relevant areas of chemistry, biology, materials, engineering, economics and policy studies. Those working in the EU farming industry will also find it relevant to their business.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849731355
  • Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry, The
  • Publication date: 12/31/2011
  • Series: RSC Green Chemistry Series , #14
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Abbas Kazmi is a specialist in green chemistry and on biorefineries. After completing a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Leeds and an MSc in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Huddersfield, he began his doctoral research on environmentally-friendly coatings based on the Sol-Gel process using low VOC's. After successfully completing his PhD at the University of Manchester, he moved on to work as a Project Officer for the internationally renowned Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence at the University of York. There he managed a major European project on integrated oil-crop biorefineries, involving a consortium of 23 partners in 10 EU countries. He also managed the European project, STAR-COLIBRI (Strategic Targets for 2020 Collaboration Initiative on Biorefineries) which involved many influential European technology platforms. He was then promoted to Renewable Materials Technology Platform Manager where he managed several multidisciplinary biorefinery demonstration projects. These involved research into bio-based alternatives to PVC, furniture boards and adhesives.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1: Introduction; 2: Farming and Harvesting; 2.1: Increasing oil yield; 2.2: Novel Harvesting Technologies; 2.3: Valorisation of Straw and Leaves; 3: Primary Processing of Oil; 3.1: Novel Processing technologies; 3.2: Residual oil recovery; 3.3: Valorisation of residues and wastes; 4: Secondary Processing; 4.1: Novel routes to biodiesel; 4.2: Applications of Glycerol; 5: Social, Environmental and Economic Analysis; 6: Modelling Policy scenarios.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)