"This timely book provides comprehensive coverage of the engineering systems that convert agricultural crops and residues into bioenergy and biobased products. Leading the way as the first textbook for coursework on biobased products, Biorenewable Resources: Engineering New Products from Agriculture covers not only pertinent technologies but offers a primer on necessary foundation subjects the student or other reader may lack: organic chemistry, thermodynamics, plant science, crop production, environmental science, and process economics." By defining this multi-disciplinary field - at the interface between agricultural sciences and process engineering - Robert C. Brown presents an introductory textbook that also serves as a handbook for agronomists, engineers, chemists, and environmentalists.
“promises to become the intellectual and technical gateway to a sustainable, renewable resource-based industrial society.” —Wolfgang G. Glasser, Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
Robert C. Brown is Anson Marston Distinguished Professor of Engineering, Gary and Donna Hoover Chair in Mechanical Engineering, and Founding Director of the Bioeconomy Institute at Iowa State University.
Tristan R. Brown is Graduate Lecturer and Research Associate at the Bioeconomy Institute at Iowa State University.