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Author Demirbas, Ayhan.

Title Biorefineries : for biomass upgrading facilities / Ayhan Demirbas
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 240 pages) : illustrations
Series Green energy and technology, 1865-3529
Green energy and technology.
Contents Fuels from Biomass -- Biorefinery -- Transportation Fuels -- Biomass Fractionation and Valorization -- Thermochemical Processes -- Biochemical Processes -- Biorefining Economy -- Political Impacts of Biorefinery -- Environmental Impacts of Biorefineries
Summary Climate change, environmental impact and declining natural resources are driving scientific research and novel technical solutions. Green Energy and Technology serves as a publishing platform for scientific and technological approaches to "green"--I.e., environmentally friendly and sustainable - technologies. While the main focus lies on energy and power supply, the series also covers green solutions in industrial engineering and engineering design. Green Energy and Technology is a monograph series addressing researchers, advanced students and technical consultants, as well as decision makers in industry and politics. The level presentation ranges from instructional to highly technical. Industrial biorefineries have been identified as the most promising routes to the creation of a bio-based economy. Partial biorefineries already exist in some energy crop, forest-based, and lignocellulosic product facilities. Biorefineries: For Biomass Upgrading Facilities examines the variety of different technologies which integrated bio-based industries use to produce chemicals; biofuels; food and feed ingredients; biomaterials; and power from biomass raw materials. These systems can be improved through better utilization of agricultural residues and solid wastes, and through the optimization of total value-added products. Conversion technologies are also covered, since biomass can be converted into useful biofuels and biochemicals via biomass upgrading and biorefinery technologies. Upgrading processes discussed in this book include fractionation, liquefaction, pyrolysis, hydrolysis, fermentation, and gasification. Biorefineries: For Biomass Upgrading Facilities will prove a practical resource for chemical engineers, and fuel and environmental engineers. It will also be invaluable in academic fields, providing useful information for both researchers and students
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Biomass -- Refining.
Biomass conversion.
Biomass chemicals -- Technological innovations.
Biomass energy -- Technological innovations.
Biomass energy industries.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1848827210 (e-isbn)
9781848827219 (e-isbn)