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Biofuels and Biorefineries

Production of Biofuels and Chemicals from Lignin

Editors: Fang, Zhen, Smith, Jr., Richard L. (Eds.)

  • Provides up-to-date fundamentals, state-of-the-art reviews, current assessments and prospects in this field
  • Uses physical, chemical, and biological methods
  • Contributed by international leading experts in the area
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This book provides state-of-the-art reviews, current research on and the prospects of lignin production, biological, thermal and chemical conversion methods, and lignin technoeconomics.  Fundamental topics related to lignin chemistry, properties, analysis, characterization, and depolymerization mechanisms, as well as enzymatic, fungal and bacterial degradation methods are covered. The book also examines practical topics related to technologies for lignin and ultra-pure lignin recovery, activated carbon, carbon fiber production and materials, and addresses the biological conversion of lignin with fungi, bacteria or enzymes to produce chemicals, along with chemical, catalytic, thermochemical and solvolysis conversion methods.  Lastly, it presents a case study on practical polyurethane foam production using lignin. 

Lignin has a bright future and will be an essential feedstock for producing renewable chemicals, biofuels and value-added products. Offering comprehensive information on this promising material, the book represents a valuable resource for students, researchers, academicians and industrialists in the field of biochemistry and energy.



About the authors


Dr. Zhen Fang is Professor in Bioenergy, Leader and founder of biomass group, College of Engineering, Nanjing Agricultural University, China.

Dr. Richard L Smith, Jr. is Professor of Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Research Center of Supercritical Fluid Technology, Tohoku University, Japan. 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Properties, Chemical Characteristics and Application of Lignin and Its Derivatives

    Tian, Xiaofei (et al.)

    Pages 3-33

  • Extraction of Technical Lignins from Pulping Spent Liquors, Challenges and Opportunities

    Fatehi, Pedram (et al.)

    Pages 35-54

  • Recovery of Low-Ash and Ultrapure Lignins from Alkaline Liquor By-Product Streams

    Thies, Mark C. (et al.)

    Pages 55-78

  • Lignin Degrading Fungal Enzymes

    Kameshwar, Ayyappa Kumar Sista (et al.)

    Pages 81-130

  • Bacterial Enzymes for Lignin Oxidation and Conversion to Renewable Chemicals

    Bugg, Timothy D. H. (et al.)

    Pages 131-146

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-1965-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-10-1964-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Production of Biofuels and Chemicals from Lignin
Editors
  • Zhen Fang
  • Richard L. Smith, Jr.
Series Title
Biofuels and Biorefineries
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-1965-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-1965-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-1964-7
Series ISSN
2214-1537
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 435
Number of Illustrations and Tables
96 b/w illustrations, 56 illustrations in colour
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