Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries

Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries

Editor(s): Alain A. Vertès, Nasib Qureshi, Hans P. Blaschek, Hideaki Yukawa

Published Online: 12 JAN 2010

Print ISBN: 9780470513125

Online ISBN: 9780470750025

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750025

About this Book

Focusing on the key challenges that still impede the realization of the billion-ton renewable fuels vision, this book integrates technological development and business development rationales to highlight the key technological.developments that are necessary to industrialize biofuels on a global scale. Technological issues addressed in this work include fermentation and downstream processing technologies, as compared to current industrial practice and process economics. Business issues that provide the lens through which the technological review is performed span the entire biofuel value chain, from financial mechanisms to fund biotechnology start-ups in the biofuel arena up to large green field manufacturing projects, to raw material farming, collection and transport to the bioconversion plant, manufacturing, product recovery, storage, and transport to the point of sale. Emphasis has been placed throughout the book on providing a global view that takes into account the intrinsic characteristics of various biofuels markets from Brazil, the EU, the US, or Japan, to emerging economies as agricultural development and biofuel development appear undissociably linked.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Structure of the Bioenergy Business

  2. Part II: Diesel from Biomass

    1. Chapter 5

      Biomass Liquefaction and Gasification (pages 89–122)

      Nicolaus Dahmen, Edmund Henrich, Andrea Kruse and Klaus Raffelt

    2. Chapter 8

      Biofuels from Microalgae and Seaweeds (pages 165–184)

      Michael Huesemann, G. Roesjadi, John Benemann and F. Blaine Metting

  3. Part III: Ethanol and Butanol

    1. Chapter 10

      Advanced Technologies for Biomass Hydrolysis and Saccharification Using Novel Enzymes (pages 199–212)

      Margret E. Berg Miller, Jennifer M. Brulc, Edward A. Bayer, Raphael Lamed, Harry J. Flint and Bryan A. White

  4. Part IV: Hydrogen, Methane and Methanol

    1. Chapter 18

      Hydrogen Generation by Microbial Cultures (pages 359–385)

      Anja Hemschemeier, Katrin Müllner, Thilo Rühle and Thomas Happe

  5. Part V: Perspectives

    1. Chapter 22

      Enhancing Primary Raw Materials for Biofuels (pages 457–489)

      Takahisa Hayashi, Rumi Kaida, Nobutaka Mitsuda, Masaru Ohme-Takagi, Nobuyuki Nishikubo, Shin-ichiro Kidou and Kouki Yoshida

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