Biomass and Biofuels: Advanced Biorefineries for Sustainable Production and Distribution

Biomass and Biofuels: Advanced Biorefineries for Sustainable Production and Distribution

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  • Presents comprehensive coverage of sustainable lignocellulosic and algal biomass production systems and supply chain management for sustainable advanced biorefineries
  • Provides a one-stop resource for the latest biochemical and thermochemical conversion technologies, discussing their advantages, challenges, and opportunities
  • Covers technologies (processes and catalysts) for producing valuable hydrocarbons for energy, biochemicals, and other biomaterials
  • Discusses the ecological-economic and policy dimensions of the emerging biomass/biofuels industry
  • Includes case studies of renewable energy projects from US, India, Brazil, and Nigeria


The long-held tenets of the energy sector are being rewritten in the twenty-first century. The rise of unconventional oil and gas and of renewables is transforming our economies and improving our understanding of the distribution of the world’s energy resources and their impacts. A complete knowledge of the dynamics underpinning energy markets is necessary for decision-makers reconciling economic, energy, and environmental objectives.

Those that anticipate global energy developments successfully can derive an advantage, while those that fail to do so risk making poor policy and investment decisions. Focused on solving the key challenges impeding the realization of advanced cellulosic biofuels and bioproducts in rural areas, Biomass and Biofuels: Advanced Biorefineries for Sustainable Production and Distribution provides comprehensive information on sustainable production of biomass feedstock, supply chain management of feedstocks to the biorefinery site, advanced conversion processes, and catalysts/biocatalysts for production of fuels and chemicals using conventional and integrated technologies.

The book also presents detailed coverage of downstream processing, and ecological considerations for refineries processing lignocellulosic and algal biomass resources. Discussions of feedstock raw materials, methods for biomass conversion, and its effective integration to make biorefinery more sustainable – economically, environmentally, and socially – give you the tools to make informed decisions.

Table of Contents

Biomass Feedstock and Logistics
Biomass Feedstocks: Types, Sources, Availability, Production, and Sustainability
Sorghum as a Sustainable Feedstock for Biofuels
Short Rotation Woody Biomass Production
Supply Chain Management of Biomass Feedstock

Conversion Processes
Thermochemical Biomass Conversion for Rural Biorefinery
Conversion of Holocellulose-Derived Polyols to Valuable Chemicals Using High-Temperature Liquid Water and High-Pressure Carbon Dioxide
Utilization of Ionic Liquids for the Processing of Biopolymers
Economically Viable Biochemical Processes for Advanced Rural Biorefinery and Downstream Recovery Operations
Effect of Co -metals in Copper Catalysts for Hydrogenolysis of Glycerol to 1,2-Propanediol
Energy Harvest: A Possible Solution to the Open Field Stubble Burning in Punjab, India
Algal Biorefinery

Ecological Economics and Policy
Process Systems Engineering Approach to Biofuel Plant Design
Impact of Allocation Procedures on the Greenhouse Gas Intensity of Wood-Based Cellulosic Ethanol
Policy Mechanisms to Implement and Support Biomass and Biofuel Projects in the United States

Case Studies
Cellulosic Biofuel in the United States: Targets, Achievements, Bottlenecks, and a Case Study of Three Advanced Biofuel Facilities
Biorefineries for Sustainable Production and Distribution: A Case Study from India 
Techno-Economic and Environmental Impacts of Biofuel Options in Brazil
Biomass and Biofuels: A Case Study from Nigeria


  • Isbn-13 Digit:: 9781466595316