Biorefinery Co-Products: Phytochemicals, Primary Metabolites and Value-Added Biomass Processing

Biorefinery Co-Products: Phytochemicals, Primary Metabolites and Value-Added Biomass Processing

Author(s): Chantal Bergeron, Danielle Julie Carrier, Shri Ramaswamy

Published Online: 15 MAR 2012 10:06PM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470973578

Online ISBN: 9780470976692

DOI: 10.1002/9780470976692

Series Editor(s): Christian V. Stevens

About this Book

In order to successfully compete as a sustainable energy source, the value of biomass must be maximized through the production of valuable co-products in the biorefinery.  Specialty chemicals and other biobased products can be extracted from biomass prior to or after the conversion process, thus increasing the overall profitability and sustainability of the biorefinery.

Biorefinery Co-Products highlights various co-products that are present in biomass prior to and after processing, describes strategies for their extraction , and presents examples of bioenergy feedstocks that contain high value products.

Topics covered include:

  • Bioactive compounds from woody biomass
  • Phytochemicals from sugar cane, citrus waste and algae
  • Valuable products from corn and other oil seed crops
  • Proteins from forages
  • Enhancing the value of existing biomass processing streams

Aimed at academic researchers, professionals and specialists in the bioenergy industry, Biorefinery Co-Products is an essential text for all scientists and engineers working on the efficient separation, purification and manufacture of value-added biorefinery co-products.

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Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 1

      An Overview of Biorefinery Technology (pages 1–18)

      Mahmoud A. Sharara, Edgar C. Clausen and Danielle Julie Carrier

    3. Chapter 6

      Bioactive Soy Co-Products (pages 117–131)

      Arvind Kannan, Srinivas Rayaprolu and Navam Hettiarachchy

    4. Chapter 10

      Phytochemicals from Algae (pages 199–240)

      Liam Brennan, Anika Mostaert, Cormac Murphy and Philip Owende

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