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Biomass Conversion

The Interface of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Materials Science

Editors: Baskar, Chinnappan, Baskar, Shikha, Dhillon, Ranjit S. (Eds.)

  • Gives state-of-the-art of biomass conversion plus future development
  • Connects the applications into the fields of biotechnology, microbiology, chemistry, materials science
  • Written by international experts
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The consumption of petroleum has surged during the 20th century, at least partially because of the rise of the automobile industry. Today, fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas provide more than three quarters of the world's energy. Unfortunately, the growing demand for fossil fuel resources comes at a time of diminishing reserves of these nonrenewable resources. The worldwide reserves of oil are sufficient to supply energy and chemicals for only about another 40 years, causing widening concerns about rising oil prices. The use of biomass to produce energy is only one form of renewable energy that can be utilized to reduce the impact of energy production and use on the global environment. Biomass can be converted into three main products such as energy, biofuels and fine chemicals using a number of different processes. Today, it is a great challenge for researchers to find new environmentally benign methodology for biomass conversion, which are industrially profitable as well. This book focuses on the conversion of biomass to biofuels, bioenergy and fine chemicals with the interface of biotechnology, microbiology, chemistry and materials science. An international scientific authorship summarizes the state-of-the-art of the current research and gives an outlook on future developments.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Biomass Conversion to Energy

    Pande, Maneesha (et al.)

    Pages 1-90

  • Biomass Energy

    Kurchania, A. K.

    Pages 91-122

  • Lignocellulose Pretreatment by Ionic Liquids: A Promising Start Point for Bio-energy Production

    Xie, Haibo (et al.)

    Pages 123-144

  • Application of Ionic Liquids in the Conversion of Native Lignocellulosic Biomass to Biofuels

    Lucas, Marcel (et al.)

    Pages 145-186

  • Catalysts in Thermochemical Biomass Conversion

    Sınağ, Ali

    Pages 187-197

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eBook $179.00
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Hardcover $229.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-28417-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biomass Conversion
Book Subtitle
The Interface of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Materials Science
Editors
  • Chinnappan Baskar
  • Shikha Baskar
  • Ranjit S. Dhillon
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-28418-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-28418-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-28417-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44449-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 468
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