Introduction to Chemicals from Biomass

Introduction to Chemicals from Biomass

Editor(s): James H. Clark, Fabien E. I. Deswarte

Published Online: 14 AUG 2008

Print ISBN: 9780470058053

Online ISBN: 9780470697474

DOI: 10.1002/9780470697474

Series Editor(s): Christian V. Stevens

About this Book

Nature provides us with an abundance of chemical potential. Presenting an overview of the use of bioresources in the 21st century, Introduction to Chemicals from Biomass covers resources, chemical composition of biomass, key factors affecting composition, utilization of wastes, extraction technologies, controlled pyrolysis, fermentation, platform molecules, and green chemical technologies for their conversion to valuable chemicals. The text shows how smaller volume chemicals could become bulk chemicals as a result of a greater exploitation of biomass products, making it an important resource for academic and industrial scientists and researchers.

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