Biofuels and Biorefineries

Production of Biofuels and Chemicals with Bifunctional Catalysts

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

  • Provides up-to-date fundamentals, state-of-the-art reviews, current assessments and prospects in this field
  • Includes catalytic, electrocatalytic, and combined biological and chemical catalysis processes 
  • Contributed by international leading experts in the area
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This book provides state-of-the-art reviews, current research, prospects and challenges of the production of biofuels and chemicals such as furanic biofuels, biodiesel, carboxylic acids, polyols and others from lignocellulosic biomass, furfurals, syngas and γ-valerolactone with bifunctional catalysts, including catalytic, and combined biological and chemical catalysis processes. The bifunctionality of catalytic materials is a concept of not only using multifunctional solid materials as activators, but also design of materials in such a way that the catalytic materials have synergistic characteristics that promote a cascade of transformations with performance beyond that of mixed mono-functional catalysts. This book is a reference designed for researchers, academicians and industrialists in the area of catalysis, energy, chemical engineering and biomass conversion. Readers will find the wealth of information contained in chapters both useful and essential, for assessing the production and application of various biofuels and chemicals by chemical catalysis and biological techniques.

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.   

Dr. Hu Li is Researcher in biofuel and catalyst synthesis, biomass group, College of Engineering, Nanjing Agricultural University, China.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Fundamentals of Bifunctional Catalysis for Transforming Biomass-Related Compounds into Chemicals and Biofuels

    Li, Hu (et al.)

    Pages 3-30

  • Introduction to Characterization Methods for Heterogeneous Catalysts and Their Application to Cellulose Conversion Mechanisms

    Kong, Xiao (et al.)

    Pages 31-96

  • Brønsted-Lewis Acids for Efficient Conversion of Renewables

    Wang, Zichun (et al.)

    Pages 99-135

  • Design of Bifunctional Solid Catalysts for Conversion of Biomass-Derived Syngas into Biofuels

    Wang, Hao (et al.)

    Pages 137-158

  • Reductive Conversion of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural in Aqueous Solutions by Furan Ring Opening and Rearrangement

    Ohyama, Junya (et al.)

    Pages 159-185

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eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $249.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-5136-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Production of Biofuels and Chemicals with Bifunctional Catalysts
Editors
  • Zhen Fang
  • Richard L. Smith Jr.
  • Hu Li
Series Title
Biofuels and Biorefineries
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-5137-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-5137-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-5136-4
Series ISSN
2214-1537
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 391
Number of Illustrations and Tables
208 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
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