Sustainable Biomass and Waste Conversion

Sustainable Biomass and Waste Conversion
Author: Pietro Bartocci,Qing Yang,Yang Haiping,Ondrej Masek,Francesco Fantozzi,Yunjun Yan
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2022-03-15
ISBN: 9780128214435
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Biomass and Waste Conversion Book Excerpt:

Sustainable Biomass and Waste Conversion: Modeling Tools for Planning and Optimization provides practical knowledge on the technical, economic and environmental aspects of bioenergy, biorefining, and waste-to-energy systems through modeling. The book covers key-technologies and cutting-edge advances for biomass assessment using statistics and GIS systems, logistics optimization using Vehicle Routing Problem solvers, Neural Networks and Optimization models based on MILP and NLP, and energy demand assessment. In addition, sections cover feasibility plans for biorefineries and combined heat and power systems, and the fundamentals and challenges of modeling biomass and waste conversion processes, such as anaerobic digestion, pyrolysis, gasification, combustion, transesterification, fermentation and hydroprocessing. The authors also examine economic and market factors influencing feedstock availability and price and provide tools for environmental and social impact analysis. Finally, the book illustrates the application of the methodologies covered through a number of case studies from around the globe, quizzes and exercises. Presents practical tools to design supply plans for waste-to-energy and bioenergy plants, as well as biorefineries, optimizing collection, and logistics within the context of the bioeconomy Explores methodologies for the realistic development of bioenergy business plans, environmental impact analysis, plant control and management Includes a broad selection of global case studies and practical exercises that illustrate the application of discussed methodologies in biomass and waste conversion chains

Innovative Renewable Waste Conversion Technologies

Innovative Renewable Waste Conversion Technologies
Author: Gheorghe Lazaroiu,Lucian Mihaescu
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2021-10-19
ISBN: 3030814319
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovative Renewable Waste Conversion Technologies Book Excerpt:

This book investigates innovative solutions to increase the share of renewable engery in the global power mix, with a particular focus on improved and sustainable biomass conversion technologies. To this end, the book deals with an analysis of the generation mix of renewable energies (including biofuels, renewable waste and biogas) in the overall power balance of several countries. In addition, the possibilities of using bioenergy resources in the context of power generation are thoroughly analyzed. As one of the most important ways of converting biomass into energy, the combustion process is analyzed in detail, highlighting the vast potential for the use of innovative biofuels. In this context, a detailed classification of existing biofuels is established, reflecting the relationship between their energy properties and their potential use in industrial facilities. Additionally, the most efficient combustion technologies for the respective applications are discussed. Furthermore, the authors emphasize that the management of renewable waste, both from industry (tannery waste and oils from transport) and agriculture, requires an economic and environmental friendly approach. The challenges of burning various renewable waste fuels and upgrading industrial facilities are discussed, and the ideas and technologies presented in this book contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for "Affordable and Clean Energy". The book is a useful resource for professionals dealing with current and upcoming activities related to renewable energy combustion, and a good starting point for young researchers.

Sustainable Catalytic Conversion of Biomass for the Production of Biofuels and Bioproducts

Sustainable Catalytic Conversion of Biomass for the Production of Biofuels and Bioproducts
Author: Gabriel Morales ,Jose Iglesias ,Juan A. Melero
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2020-12-02
ISBN: 3039364332
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Catalytic Conversion of Biomass for the Production of Biofuels and Bioproducts Book Excerpt:

Biomass is widely considered as a potential alternative to dwindling fossil fuel reserves. There is a large variety of biomass sources (oleaginous, lignocellulosic, algae, etc.), with many possible conversion routes and products. Currently, biomass is not just viewed as a source of biofuels, but also as an interesting feedstock for the production of bio-based chemicals that could largely replace petrochemicals. In this context, the search for new sustainable and efficient alternatives to fossil sources is gaining increasing relevance within the chemical industry. There, the role of catalysis is often critical for the development of clean and sustainable processes, aiming to produce commodity chemicals or liquid fuels with a high efficiency and atom economy. This book gathers works at the cutting edge of investigation in the application of catalysis, for the sustainable conversion of biomass into biofuels and bio-based chemicals.

Sustainable Bioconversion of Waste to Value Added Products

Sustainable Bioconversion of Waste to Value Added Products
Author: Inamuddin,Anish Khan
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 393
Release: 2021-04-20
ISBN: 3030618374
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Bioconversion of Waste to Value Added Products Book Excerpt:

This edited book discusses various processes of feedstocks bioconversion such as bioconversion of food waste, human manure, industrial waste, beverage waste, kitchen waste, organic waste, fruit and vegetable, poultry waste, solid waste, agro-industrial waste, cow dung, steroid, lignocellulosic residue, biomass, natural gas etc. Nowadays, the industrial revolution and urbanization have made human life comfortable. However, this requires excess usage of natural resources starting from food and food products, to energy resources, materials as well as chemicals. The excess use of natural resources for human comfort is expected to high fuel prices, decline natural resources as well as cause a huge hike in the cost of raw materials. These factors are pushing researchers to grow environmentally friendly processes and techniques based on inexpensive and sustainable feedstock to accomplish such worldwide targets. Bioconversion, otherwise called biotransformation, is the change of natural materials, for example, plant or animal waste, into usable items or energy sources by microorganisms. Bioconversion is an environmentally friendly benevolent choice to supplant the well-established chemical procedures utilized these days for the production of chemicals and fuels. A variety of alternatives advancements are being considered and are directly accessible to acquire diverse valuable end-products through bioprocesses. This book discusses in detail the process and techniques of bioconversion by focusing on the organic feedstock of animal and plant origin. It brings solutions to the bioconversion of various feedstock into value-added products.

Municipal Solid Waste Energy Conversion in Developing Countries

Municipal Solid Waste Energy Conversion in Developing Countries
Author: Suani Teixeira Coelho,Alessandro Sanches Pereira,Shyamala K. Mani,Daniel Hugo Bouille,William H.L. Stafford,Marina Yesica Recalde,Atilio Armando Savino
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2019-10-16
ISBN: 0128134208
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Municipal Solid Waste Energy Conversion in Developing Countries Book Excerpt:

Municipal Solid Waste Energy Conversion in Emerging Countries: Technologies, Best Practices, Challenges and Policy presents contributions from authors from India, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, South Africa and China who come together to present the most reliable technologies for the energy conversion of municipal solid waste. The book addresses existing economic and policy scenarios and possible pathways to increase energy access and reduce the negative impacts of inadequate disposal. The book's authors discuss anaerobic digestion and other MSW conversion technologies, such as incineration and gasification. The environmental and social impacts of their introduction in small villages in emerging countries is also explored. Due to its focus on local authors and its pragmatic approach, this book is indispensable for bioenergy researchers and practitioners in emerging economies, as well as researchers, graduate students and professionals interested in developing waste to energy technology that can be implemented in those regions. It is also particularly useful to professionals interested in energy policy and economics, due to its assessment of policy and recommendations. Explores the opportunities and challenges for municipal solid waste to energy technology implementation in emerging economies, such as Brazil, India, South Africa and China Presents a detailed and updated overview of the commercial technologies available in these countries and their economic, environmental and social aspects Includes case studies which highlight best practices and successful local experiences Examines current economics and policy barriers for these technologies

Handbook of Waste Biorefinery

Handbook of Waste Biorefinery
Author: Eduardo Jacob-Lopes,Leila Queiroz Zepka,Mariany Costa Deprá
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1001
Release: 2022
ISBN: 303106562X
Category: Biomass
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Waste Biorefinery Book Excerpt:

This handbook discusses the latest developments in biorefinery technologies for waste-to-energy conversion. The growing global population and the accompanying increase in consumption and waste production make it urgent to find the best possible use of our resources. A sustainable waste management under the biorefinery concept has great potential to support a sustainable circular economy and green energy production. This handbook is divided into four parts. First, the reader is introduced to the fundamentals and recent trends of waste-to-energy technologies. The second part describes in detail the current status, challenges, and potential of the different feedstocks used for waste-to-energy conversion. Here, municipal solid waste, sewage sludge, oils and greases generated during food preparation, industrial wastewaters, and agricultural wastes, to name a few, are introduced. In the third part, numerous waste-to-energy technologies are discussed in detail, including anaerobic digestion, composting, gasification, plasma technology, thermal cracking, and others. Advantages and optimization potentials of these technologies for efficient residue management, quality and yield are highlighted. Finally, the handbook discusses social, environmental and economic aspects of waste-to-energy biorefinery technologies. Readers will learn more about the major bottlenecks and solutions in bioenergy commercialization, the logistics of biomass supply and the carbon footprint of waste biorefineries. The ideas and technologies presented in this book contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of "Affordable and Clean Energy". This book is a useful reference for postgraduate students and researchers interested in biorefinery and biofuel technologies, both in academia- and commercial laboratories. Early career scientists can use it to fast track into the field. Advanced scientists will find it helpful in gaining a broader overview of the field beyond their area of specialization.

Sustainable Microbial Technologies for Valorization of Agro Industrial Wastes

Sustainable Microbial Technologies for Valorization of Agro Industrial Wastes
Author: Jitendra Kumar Saini,Surender Singh,Lata Nain
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2022-09-30
ISBN: 1000655016
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Microbial Technologies for Valorization of Agro Industrial Wastes Book Excerpt:

This book provides an overview of the different aspects of microbial bioconversion methodologies for valorization of underutilized wastes of varied nature. It covers microbiological/biotechnological aspects, environmental concerns, bioprocess development, scale-up aspects, challenges, and opportunities in microbial valorization at commercial scale. It explains sustainable microbiological processes for bioconversion and valorization of the wastes for production of various products of commercial interests, including biofuels, bioenergy, and other platform chemicals. The book • presents potential biotechnological topics and strategies for the valuation of agricultural waste materials; • provides technical concepts on the production of various commercially significant bioproducts; • introduces various microbial bioprocesses to sustainably valorize various potential wastes as renewable feedstocks for production of biofuels and biochemicals; • explores the relevant scale-up opportunities, commercialization aspects, and critical technological advances; and • explains concepts and recent trends in life cycle analyses in waste valorization. It is aimed at researchers and graduate students in bioengineering, biochemical engineering, microbial technology/microbiology, environmental engineering, and biotechnology.

Bioenergy Research Biomass Waste to Energy

Bioenergy Research  Biomass Waste to Energy
Author: Manish Srivastava,Neha Srivastava,Rajeev Singh
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-08-01
ISBN: 9811618623
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioenergy Research Biomass Waste to Energy Book Excerpt:

This volume is fourth part of the five-part set on bioenergy research. This volume covers biomass to bioenergy production concept. The book is focused on the possible and versatile biomass options available for the generation of bioenergy. Additionally, the book also explores different types of biomass for bioenergy generation at a commercial level. Further, the book elaborates on different kind of cellulose and sugar rich waste which can also be utilized for bioenergy production. It covers other relevant issues such as recent technological advancement in biomass to bioenergy conversion, waste management in the context of biomass to biofuels production technologies, green methods of energy production, alternates of fossil fuels in the near future. It also explores biomass waste valorization, utilizing microbial processes in bioenergy production. This is a useful reading material for students, researchers, industry and policy experts. Other four volumes of this set explore basic concepts, latest progress, commercial opportunities and integrated solution for bioenergy concerns.

Innovative Energy Conversion from Biomass Waste

Innovative Energy Conversion from Biomass Waste
Author: Arif Darmawan,Muhammad Aziz
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2021-08-21
ISBN: 0323900127
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovative Energy Conversion from Biomass Waste Book Excerpt:

Innovative Energy Conversion from Biomass Waste offers a new approach to optimizing energy recovery from waste using thermochemical conversion. Instead of conventional pinch technology, the book proposes integrated systems employing exergy recovery and process integration technologies to minimize exergy loss due to entropy generation. This innovative approach is demonstrated in three case studies using high-potential low-rank fuels from industrial waste products with high moisture content, high volatile matter, and high hemicellulose content. From these case studies, readers are provided with three different examples of biomass type, pre-treatment route, and conversion, from fruit bunch cofired within existing coal power plants, black liquor in a stand-alone system, and rice waste processing integrated into existing agricultural systems. Innovative Energy Conversion from Biomass Waste is a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners alike, and will be of interest to environmental scientists, biotechnologists, and chemical engineers working in waste-to-energy and renewable energy. Provides a new approach to developing systems based on exergy recovery and process integration technologies Discusses the possible routes of energy recovery in different scenarios from selected low-rank fuels from industrial waste biomass Includes a replicable and applicable efficiency improvement method for different process developments

Refining Biomass Residues for Sustainable Energy and Bioproducts

Refining Biomass Residues for Sustainable Energy and Bioproducts
Author: R. Praveen Kumar,Edgard Gnansounou,Jegannathan Kenthorai Raman,Gurunathan Baskar
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 642
Release: 2019-11-08
ISBN: 0128189975
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Refining Biomass Residues for Sustainable Energy and Bioproducts Book Excerpt:

The utilization of various types of biomass residue to produce products such as biofuels and biochemicals means biorefinery technology using biomass residues may become a one-stop solution to the increasing need for sustainable, non-fossil sources of energy and chemicals. Refining Biomass Residues for Sustainable Energy and Bioproducts: Technology, Advances, Life Cycle Assessment and Economics focuses on the various biorefineries currently available and discusses their uses, challenges, and future developments. This book introduces the concept of integrated biorefinery systems, as well as their operation and feedstock sourcing. It explores the specificities, current developments, and potential end products of various types of residue, from industrial and municipal to agricultural and marine, as well as residue from food industries. Sustainability issues are discussed at length, including life cycle assessment, economics, and cost analysis of different biorefinery models. In addition, a number of global case studies examine successful experiences in different regions. This book is an ideal resource for researchers and practitioners in the field of bioenergy and waste management who are looking to learn about technologies involved in residue biorefinery systems, how to reduce their environmental impacts, and how to ensure their commercial viability. Explores a range of different biorefinery categories, such as industrial, agricultural, and marine biomass residues Includes a Life Cycle Assessment of biorefinery models, in addition to costs and market analysis. Features case studies from around the world and is written by an international team of authors

Production of Materials from Sustainable Biomass Resources

Production of Materials from Sustainable Biomass Resources
Author: Zhen Fang,Richard L. Smith, Jr,Xiao-Fei Tian
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2019-04-04
ISBN: 9811337683
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Production of Materials from Sustainable Biomass Resources Book Excerpt:

This book presents a collection of studies on state-of-art techniques developed specifically for lignocellulose component derivation, and for the production of functional materials, composite polymers, carbonaceous biocatalysts, and pellets from lignocellulosic biomass, with an emphasis on using sustainable chemistry and engineering to develop innovative materials and fuels for practical application. Technological strategies for the physical processing or biological conversion of biomass for material production are also presented. All chapters were contributed by respected experts in the field from around the globe, providing a broad range of perspectives on cutting-edge applications. The book offers an ideal reference guide for academic researchers and industrial engineers in the fields of natural renewable materials, biorefinery of lignocellulose, biofuels and environmental engineering. It can also be used as a comprehensive reference source for university students in chemical engineering, material science and environmental engineering.

Research Approaches to Sustainable Biomass Systems

Research Approaches to Sustainable Biomass Systems
Author: Seishu Tojo,Tadashi Hirasawa
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2013-09-02
ISBN: 0124046835
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Approaches to Sustainable Biomass Systems Book Excerpt:

Researchers, students and engineers working with biofuels and biomass are increasingly expected to comprehend a new holistic systems perspective that begins with wise crop breeding and cultivation techniques and informs the entire conversion to energy process. This volume provides diverse examples of successfully implemented sustainable biomass research in Asia, highlighting the challenges faced by designers of new biomass production facilities and tips on how to develop approaches to overcome them. In addition to providing an authoritative guide on the utilization of the authors’ sample feedstocks, rice straw and sunflower, the authors provide lessons relevant to stakeholders involved with all manner of biomass production projects by drawing out important comparisons and contrasts that must be taken into account when deciding how to utilize biomass as an energy resource in a way that is economically feasible and environmentally sustainable. Provides diverse examples of successfully implemented biomass research, highlighting insights on common bottlenecks and approaches developed to overcome them Features coverage of the full feedstock life cycle, from crop breeding to commercial application, focusing on 3 key areas: biomass production, biofuel conversion technologies, and sustainable practices Examines two regionally compatible feedstock, rice-straw and sunflower, performing a compare and contrast analysis of agricultural production methods, economics, conversion systems, and environmental impacts

Innovations for sustainable biomass utilisation in the Upper Rhine Region

Innovations for sustainable biomass utilisation in the Upper Rhine Region
Author: Schumacher, Kira,Fichtner, Wolf ,Schultmann, Frank
Publsiher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2017-02-22
ISBN: 3731504235
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovations for sustainable biomass utilisation in the Upper Rhine Region Book Excerpt:

Agricultural Waste Diversity and Sustainability Issues

Agricultural Waste Diversity and Sustainability Issues
Author: Peter Onu,Charles Mbohwa
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2021-01-24
ISBN: 0323858007
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agricultural Waste Diversity and Sustainability Issues Book Excerpt:

Agricultural Waste Diversity and Sustainability Issues: Sub Saharan Africa as Case Study presents solutions for overcoming limitations, guiding developmental processes, and improving knowledge transfer in agricultural waste management and development. The book gives considerable attention to treatment and conversion, with best management practices involving the reduction and elimination of waste volume in its various forms, sectors and streams. Sections cover waste management in the agriculture and food sector, including methodological approaches in waste preparation and processes, the most important energy generation techniques and strategies, and best practices, management, sustainability, associated technologies, accountability, communications, and involvement surrounding diverse stakeholders. Agricultural Waste Diversity and Sustainability Issues: Sub Saharan Africa as Case Study illustrates the use of mathematical models to minimize operational cost in agro-waste management processes and discusses the application of eco-efficiency. Ultimately, the book focuses on the prospect of agro-wastes management and risk associated in the sub-Saharan African region, including Nigeria, Uganda, and South Africa as case studies. Captures a solutions-based assessment that redresses the challenges created by a poor biodiversity strategy in Sub-Saharan Africa to meet present needs in SSA and around the world Provides foundational information for agricultural diversity, food waste elimination, clean energy production, and technology emergence Enables a greater understanding of the state-of-the-art approach for effective biodegradable waste management Inspires further research into sustainable and cost-effective biowaste operations, wastes management models, methodologies for utilization and nascent technologies that are capable of bolstering clean energy generation

Production of Biofuels and Chemicals from Sustainable Recycling of Organic Solid Waste

Production of Biofuels and Chemicals from Sustainable Recycling of Organic Solid Waste
Author: Zhen Fang
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9811661626
Category: Biomass energy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Production of Biofuels and Chemicals from Sustainable Recycling of Organic Solid Waste Book Excerpt:

This book covers sustainable recycling processes (e.g. physical, biological, chemical, and thermo-chemical) of multiple organic solid wastes, provides methods for material recycle of wastes into value-added products including fuels and commodity chemicals that are able to be directly applied to promote manufacturing processes. Aimed at improving the awareness of effective conversion protocols and for developing innovative biomass conversion processes, this text was conceived as a collection of studies on state-of-art techniques and know-how for production of biofuels and chemicals from sustainable recycling of organic solid wastes. Topics in the text are discussed in terms of addressing recent advances, assessing and highlighting promising new methods or new technological strategies and direct conversion of organic solid wastes to process feeds. Highly-recognized authorities, experts and professionals have contributed individual chapters in selected areas to cover the overall topic in a comprehensive manner. .

Elements of Bioeconomy

Elements of Bioeconomy
Author: Krzysztof Biernat
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2019-10-23
ISBN: 1789238617
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elements of Bioeconomy Book Excerpt:

This book is a review of the basic problems associated with the implementation of bioeconomic processes. The book contains chapters developed by teams from different countries of the world and therefore the chapters correspond to the degree of advancement of the areas within the bioeconomy in these countries. In selected areas, basic concepts and selected technological processes that create this area of the economy to ensure sustainable development have been characterized.

Towards Sustainable Chemical Processes

Towards Sustainable Chemical Processes
Author: Jingzheng Ren,Yufei Wang,Chang He
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2020-06-30
ISBN: 0128189347
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards Sustainable Chemical Processes Book Excerpt:

Towards Sustainable Chemical Processes describes a comprehensive framework for sustainability assessment, design and the processes optimization of chemical engineering. Beginning with the analysis and assessment in the early stage of chemical products’ initiating, this book focuses on the combination of science sustainability and process system engineering, involving mathematical models, industrial ecology, circular economy, energy planning, process integration and sustainability engineering. All chapters throughout answered two fundamental questions in depth: (1) what tools and models are available to be used to assess and design sustainable chemical processes, (2) what the core theories and concepts are to get into the sustainable chemical process fields. Therefore, Towards Sustainable Chemical Processes is an indispensable guide for chemical engineers, researchers, students, practitioners and consultants in sustainability related area. Provides innovative, novel and comprehensive methods and models for sustainability assessment, design and optimization, and synthesis and integration of chemical engineering processes Combines sustainability science with process system engineering Integrates mathematical models, industrial ecology, circular economy, energy planning, process integration and sustainability engineering Includes new case studies related to renewable energy, resource management, process synthesis and process integration

Handbook of Waste Biorefinery

Handbook of Waste Biorefinery
Author: Eduardo Jacob-Lopes,Leila Queiroz Zepka,Mariany Costa Deprá
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2022-09-26
ISBN: 9783031065613
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Waste Biorefinery Book Excerpt:

This handbook discusses the latest developments in biorefinery technologies for waste-to-energy conversion. The growing global population and the accompanying increase in consumption and waste production make it urgent to find the best possible use of our resources. A sustainable waste management under the biorefinery concept has great potential to support a sustainable circular economy and green energy production. This handbook is divided into four parts. First, the reader is introduced to the fundamentals and recent trends of waste-to-energy technologies. The second part describes in detail the current status, challenges, and potential of the different feedstocks used for waste-to-energy conversion. Here, municipal solid waste, sewage sludge, oils and greases generated during food preparation, industrial wastewaters, and agricultural wastes, to name a few, are introduced. In the third part, numerous waste-to-energy technologies are discussed in detail, including anaerobic digestion, composting, gasification, plasma technology, thermal cracking, and others. Advantages and optimization potentials of these technologies for efficient residue management, quality and yield are highlighted. Finally, the handbook discusses social, environmental and economic aspects of waste-to-energy biorefinery technologies. Readers will learn more about the major bottlenecks and solutions in bioenergy commercialization, the logistics of biomass supply and the carbon footprint of waste biorefineries. The ideas and technologies presented in this book contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of "Affordable and Clean Energy". This book is a useful reference for postgraduate students and researchers interested in biorefinery and biofuel technologies, both in academia- and commercial laboratories. Early career scientists can use it to fast track into the field. Advanced scientists will find it helpful in gaining a broader overview of the field beyond their area of specialization.

Emerging Areas in Bioengineering

Emerging Areas in Bioengineering
Author: Ho Nam Chang
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2017-12-20
ISBN: 3527803300
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Areas in Bioengineering Book Excerpt:

With more than 40 contributions from expert authors, this is an extensive overview of all important research topics in the field of bioengineering, including metabolic engineering, biotransformations and biomedical applications. Alongside several chapters dealing with biotransformations and biocatalysis, a whole section is devoted to biofuels and the utilization of biomass. Current perspectives on synthetic biology and metabolic engineering approaches are presented, involving such example organisms as Escherichia coli and Corynebacterium glutamicum, while a further section covers topics in biomedical engineering including drug delivery systems and biopharmaceuticals. The book concludes with chapters on computer-aided bioprocess engineering and systems biology. This is a part of the Advanced Biotechnology book series, covering all pertinent aspects of the field with each volume prepared by eminent scientists who are experts on the topic in question. Invaluable reading for biotechnologists and bioengineers, as well as those working in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Advanced Biotechnology Biotechnology is a broad, interdisciplinary field of science, combining biological sciences and relevant engineering disciplines, that is becoming increasingly important as it benefits the environment and society as a whole. Recent years have seen substantial advances in all areas of biotechnology, resulting in the emergence of brand new fields. To reflect this progress, Sang-Yup Lee (KAIST, South Korea), Jens Nielsen (Chalmers University, Sweden), and Gregory Stephanopoulos (MIT, USA) have joined forces as the editors of a new Wiley-VCH book series. Advanced Biotechnology will cover all pertinent aspects of the field and each volume will be prepared by eminent scientists who are experts on the topic in question.

Plant Biomass Conversion

Plant Biomass Conversion
Author: Elizabeth E. Hood,Peter Nelson,Randall Powell
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2011-01-20
ISBN: 9780470959091
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Biomass Conversion Book Excerpt:

A whole host of motivations are driving the development of the “renewables” industry— ranging from the desire to develop sustainable energy resources to the reduction of dangerous greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. All energy utilized on the earth is ultimately derived from the sun through photosynthesis—the only truly renewable commodity. As concerns regarding increasing energy prices, global warming and renewable resources continue to grow, so has scientific discovery into agricultural biomass conversion. Plant Biomass Conversion addresses both the development of plant biomass and conversion technology, in addition to issues surrounding biomass conversion, such as the affect on water resources and soil sustainability. This book also offers a brief overview of the current status of the industry and examples of production plants being used in current biomass conversion efforts.