Chapter 23. Axes of Development in Chemical and Process Engineering for Converting Biomass to Energy

  1. Alain A. Vertès1,
  2. Nasib Qureshi2,
  3. Hans P. Blaschek3 and
  4. Hideaki Yukawa4
  1. Alain A. Vertès

Published Online: 12 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750025.ch23

Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries

Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries

How to Cite

Vertès, A. A. (2010) Axes of Development in Chemical and Process Engineering for Converting Biomass to Energy, in Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries (eds A. A. Vertès, N. Qureshi, H. P. Blaschek and H. Yukawa), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470750025.ch23

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Sloan Fellowship, London Business School, UK

  2. 2

    Bioenergy Research, United States Department of Agriculture, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Peoria, IL, USA

  3. 3

    Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition and The Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

  4. 4

    Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology Group, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE), Kyoto, Japan

Author Information

  1. Sloan Fellowship, London Business School, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 15 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470513125

Online ISBN: 9780470750025

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Keywords:

  • axes of development in chemical and process engineering - converting biomass to energy;
  • predicted evolution of energy sector;
  • fostering of innovation for enabling alternative energies;
  • depth and breadth of pending changes in economic sectors;
  • raw material biomass enhancement;
  • agricultural crops and lignocellulosic biomass;
  • microalgae and seaweeds - photosynthetic organisms;
  • biotechnological routes;
  • renewable platform-chemicals and materials

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Global Outlook

  • Enhancement of Raw Material Biomass

  • Conversion of Biomass to Fuels and Chemicals

  • Chemical Engineering Development

  • Perspective

  • References