By Keith W. Waldron
Biorefineries are a necessary expertise in changing biomass into biofuels or different invaluable fabrics. Advances in Biorefineries provides a entire evaluation of biorefining processing concepts and applied sciences, and the biofuels and different fabrics produced.
Part one makes a speciality of equipment of optimizing the biorefining technique and assessing its environmental and fiscal effect. It additionally appears to be like at present and constructing applied sciences for generating value-added fabrics. half is going directly to discover those fabrics with a spotlight on biofuels and different value-added items. It considers the homes, obstacles, and functional purposes of those items and the way they are often used to satisfy the expanding call for for renewable and sustainable fuels as a substitute to fossil fuels.
Advances in Biorefineries is an important reference for biorefinery/process engineers, business biochemists/chemists, biomass/waste scientists and researchers and teachers within the field.
- A entire and systematic reference at the complex biomass restoration and conversion techniques utilized in biorefineries
- Reviews advancements in biorefining processes
- Discusses the wide variety of value-added items from biorefineries, from biofuel to biolubricants and bioadhesives
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This will ensure that biomass is valorized as closely as possible to its production site, avoiding high transport costs for lower value feedstocks and increasing the sustainability of the process, as well as making sure as little as possible biomass is imported to meet targets. Such an approach will also prove the feasibility and the scalability of novel clean and green technologies while requiring a lower primary investment. This will encourage further industry sectors to support biomass and food supply chain residue conversion to bio-chemicals, bio-materials and bio-fuels.
Finally, researchers have also proposed hybrid approaches that combine the strengths of the biochemical and thermochemical platforms (Brown, 2005). There is growing commercial and political support for the development of high-risk, high-reward platforms such as microalgae-to-fuels, furan synthesis, and sugar-based hydrocarbons. Government-funded algae research was eliminated in the 1990s in favor of ethanol but has recently staged a resurgence due to concerns over land availability and GHG emissions.
Advances in Biorefineries. Biomass and Waste Supply Chain Exploitation by Keith W. Waldron