Chapter 2. Lignocellulose Conversion: An Introduction to Chemistry, Process and Economics

  1. Prof. Gabriele Centi2 and
  2. Prof. Dr. Rutger A. van Santen3
  1. Jean-Paul Lange

Published Online: 22 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527621118.ch2

Catalysis for Renewables: From Feedstock to Energy Production

Catalysis for Renewables: From Feedstock to Energy Production

How to Cite

Lange, J.-P. (2007) Lignocellulose Conversion: An Introduction to Chemistry, Process and Economics, in Catalysis for Renewables: From Feedstock to Energy Production (eds G. Centi and R. A. van Santen), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527621118.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Messina, Department of Industrial Chemistry and Engineering of Materials, Salita Sperone 31, 98166 Messina, Italy

  2. 3

    Eindhoven University of Technology, Schuit Institute of Catalysis, Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. Shell Global Solutions International, B.V., P.O. Box 38000, 1030 BN Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 22 AUG 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527317882

Online ISBN: 9783527621118

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Keywords:

  • catalysis for renewables;
  • lignocellulose conversion;
  • chemistry;
  • processes;
  • economics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Overview

  • Introduction

    • Need for Renewable Energy

    • Need for Biomass Conversion

    • Biomass Composition

    • Fuels and Chemicals Composition

    • Biomass Deoxygenation

  • Chemistry and Processes

    • Key Reactions of Carbohydrates

    • Pyrolysis

      • Chemistry

      • Product Applications

      • Processes

      • Alternative Developments

    • Gasification

      • Chemistry

      • Process

      • Alternative Developments: Hydrogen Production

    • Hydrolysis

      • Chemistry

      • Sugar Derivatives

      • Process

      • Recent Developments

    • Fermentation

      • Chemistry

      • Process

      • Recent Developments

  • Economics

    • Methodology

    • Fuel Production

      • Plant Costs

      • Feed Costs

      • Manufacturing Costs

    • Process Scale

    • Chemicals Production

  • Summary and Conclusions

  • References