Biorefineries-Industrial Processes and Products: Status Quo and Future Directions

Biorefineries-Industrial Processes and Products: Status Quo and Future Directions

Editor(s): Birgit Kamm, Patrick R. Gruber, Michael Kamm

Published Online: 30 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9783527310272

Online ISBN: 9783527619849

DOI: 10.1002/9783527619849

About this Book

This is the first book dedicated to biorefineries and biobased industrial technologies, and, as such, is directed towards the technological principles of biorefineries, green processes, plants, concepts, current and forthcoming biobased product lines, as well as the economic aspects. Since the hot topics of green chemistry and green processes are of a multidisciplinary interest, this book will benefit the whole spectrum of the process industry, including chemical engineers, process engineers, apparatus construction engineers, chemical industry, chemists in industry, and biotechnologists.
The editors and authors are all internationally recognized experts from industry and academia, including Dr. Patrick Gruber, the former Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Cargill Dow, a winner of the U.S. Presidential Green Chemistry Award and holder of more than 40 patents.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Background and Outline-Principles and Fundamentals

    1. Chapter 1

      Biorefinery Systems – An Overview (pages 1–40)

      Birgit Kamm, Michael Kamm, Patrick R. Gruber and Stefan Kromus

  2. Part II: Biorefinery Systems - Lignocellulose Feedstock Biorefinery

  3. Part II: Biorefinery Systems - Whole Crop Biorefinery

  4. Part II: Biorefinery Systems - Fuel-oriented Biorefineries

  5. Part II: Biorefinery Systems - Biorefineries Based on Thermochemical Processing

  6. Part II: Biorefinery Systems - Green Biorefineries

  7. Part III: Biomass Production and Primary Biorefineries

  8. Part IV: Biomass Conversion: Processes and Technologies

    1. Chapter 16

      Enzymes for Biorefineries (pages 356–383)

      Sarah A. Teter, Feng Xu, Glenn E. Nedwin and Joel R. Cherry

  9. Part I: Biobased Product Family Trees

    1. Chapter 2

      Industrial Starch Platform – Status quo of Production, Modification and Application (pages 61–95)

      Dietmar R. Grüll, Franz Jetzinger, Martin Kozich, Marnik M. Wastyn and Robert Wittenberger

    2. Chapter 3

      Lignocellulose-based Chemical Products and Product Family Trees (pages 97–149)

      Birgit Kamm, Michael Kamm, Matthias Schmidt, Thomas Hirth and Margit Schulze

    3. Chapter 8

      New Syntheses with Oils and Fats as Renewable Raw Materials for the Chemical Industry (pages 253–289)

      Ursula Biermann, Wolfgang Friedt, Siegmund Lang, Wilfried Lühs, Guido Machmüller, Uurgen O. Metzger, Mark Rüsch Gen. Klaas, Hans J. Schäfer and Manfred P. Schneider

  10. Part II: Biobased Industrial Products,Materials and Consumer Products

  11. Part III: Biobased Industry: Economy,Commercialization and Sustainability

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