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Biorefineries: Integrated Biochemical Processes for Liquid Biofuels
     

Biorefineries: Integrated Biochemical Processes for Liquid Biofuels

by Nasib Qureshi, David Hodge (Editor), Alain Vertes (Editor)
 

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Biorefineries outlines the processes and steps to successfully scale up production of two types of biofuels, butanol and ethanol, from cellulosic residues for commercial purposes. It covers practical topics, including biomass availability, pretreatment, fermentation, and water recycling, as well as policy and economic factors. This reflects the unique

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Biorefineries outlines the processes and steps to successfully scale up production of two types of biofuels, butanol and ethanol, from cellulosic residues for commercial purposes. It covers practical topics, including biomass availability, pretreatment, fermentation, and water recycling, as well as policy and economic factors. This reflects the unique expertise of the editor team, whose backgrounds range from wood and herbaceous feedstocks to process economics and industrial expertise. The strategies presented in this bookhelp readers to design integrated and efficient processes to reduce the cost of production and achieve an economically viable end product

  • Outlines the economic benefits of designing a single operational process.
  • Includes all currently available processes on pretreatment, fermentation and recovery
  • Covers all pretreatment, fermentation, and product recovery options
  • Focuses on biofuels but acts as a stepping stone to develop cost-efficient processes for an array of commodity chemicals

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"...an excellent book on the most urgent and important problems facing mankind today: sustainability in this era of shortage, environmental degradation, and climate change." —Biz India

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780444594983
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
09/01/2014
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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US Department of Agriculture, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Bioenergy Research Unit, Peoria, IL US

Michigan State University, MI USA

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Institut Pasteur Paris, and University of Lille Flanders-Artois

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