Cover for Advances in 2nd Generation of Bioethanol Production

Advances in 2nd Generation of Bioethanol Production

A volume in Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy

Book2021

Edited by:

Xin Lü

Advances in 2nd Generation of Bioethanol Production

A volume in Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy

Book2021

 

Cover for Advances in 2nd Generation of Bioethanol Production

Edited by:

Xin Lü

About the book

Browse this book

Book description

Advances in 2nd Generation of Bioethanol Production presents a comprehensive overview of technologies and strategies for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass. This includes is ... read full description

Browse content

Table of contents

Actions for selected chapters

Select all / Deselect all

  1. Full text access
  2. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 1 - General introduction to biofuels and bioethanol

    Panpan Wang and Xin Lü

    Pages 1-7

  3. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 2 - The need for biofuels in the context of energy consumption

    Xing Guo and Xin Lü

    Pages 9-30

  4. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 3 - More than biofuels: use ethanol as chemical feedstock

    Xin Wang and Xin Lü

    Pages 31-51

  5. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 4 - Essential process and key barriers for converting plant biomass into biofuels

    Fan Zhao, Yanglei Yi and Xin Lü

    Pages 53-70

  6. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 5 - Composition of plant biomass and its impact on pretreatment

    Chenxian Yang and Xin Lü

    Pages 71-85

  7. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 6 - Pretreatment: Toward effectiveness and sustainability

    Xin Wang

    Pages 87-112

  8. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 7 - Tiny bugs play big role: Microorganisms’ contribution to biofuel production

    Yanglei Yi

    Pages 113-136

  9. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 8 - Overcome saccharification barrier: Advances in hydrolysis technology

    Tao Wang and Xin Lü

    Pages 137-159

  10. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 9 - Strategies on simultaneous fermentation of pentose and hexose to bioethanol

    Man Zhou and Xin Lü

    Pages 161-211

  11. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 10 - Industrial bioethanol production: status and bottlenecks

    Zhu Qiao and Xin Lü

    Pages 213-227

  12. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 11 - Ending fossil fuels addiction: Prospects for biofuels

    Yuanyuan Shan and Xin Lü

    Pages 229-242

  13. Book chapterNo access

    Index

    Pages 243-254

About the book

Description

Advances in 2nd Generation of Bioethanol Production presents a comprehensive overview of technologies and strategies for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass. This includes issues like sustainable production, environmental and economic benefits, and the main hurdles for upscaling and achieving commercial viability. The book assesses the current biomass conversion technologies, their readiness level for commercial production, and applications of bioethanol in bioenergy and chemical feedstock. The essential conversion process of 2nd generation biofuels, including feedstock composition and pretreatment, is then broken down, with special focus on advantages and pitfalls of each feedstock and process. It also explores the advances and challenges of bioprocessing, hydrolysis technologies and simultaneous fermentation of pentose and hexose. Finally, it presents the current status and bottlenecks for industrial production of bioethanol, as well as its future prospects.

Its interdisciplinary approach, drawing upon plant biology, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, and genetics, makes Advances in 2nd Generation of Bioethanol Production a must-have reference for researchers in academia and industry R&D. It allows them to compare challenges and opportunities of new technologies and identify the gaps where new technology is needed. Practitioners in the industry also benefit from the information on working principles, design and control of the bioethanol production process, highlighting areas where technology innovation and investment should be placed. Graduate students and researchers newly entered in this field find here a key-resource to thoroughly understand the process as well as the fundamentals of bioethanol and bioproducts production from lignocellulosic biomass.

Advances in 2nd Generation of Bioethanol Production presents a comprehensive overview of technologies and strategies for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass. This includes issues like sustainable production, environmental and economic benefits, and the main hurdles for upscaling and achieving commercial viability. The book assesses the current biomass conversion technologies, their readiness level for commercial production, and applications of bioethanol in bioenergy and chemical feedstock. The essential conversion process of 2nd generation biofuels, including feedstock composition and pretreatment, is then broken down, with special focus on advantages and pitfalls of each feedstock and process. It also explores the advances and challenges of bioprocessing, hydrolysis technologies and simultaneous fermentation of pentose and hexose. Finally, it presents the current status and bottlenecks for industrial production of bioethanol, as well as its future prospects.

Its interdisciplinary approach, drawing upon plant biology, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, and genetics, makes Advances in 2nd Generation of Bioethanol Production a must-have reference for researchers in academia and industry R&D. It allows them to compare challenges and opportunities of new technologies and identify the gaps where new technology is needed. Practitioners in the industry also benefit from the information on working principles, design and control of the bioethanol production process, highlighting areas where technology innovation and investment should be placed. Graduate students and researchers newly entered in this field find here a key-resource to thoroughly understand the process as well as the fundamentals of bioethanol and bioproducts production from lignocellulosic biomass.

Key Features

  • Presents fundamentals and state-of-the-art of available pathways for bioethanol and bioproducts production from lignocellulosic biomass
  • Discusses key-challenges for large scale production of bioethanol, such as pretreatment and hydrolysis
  • Covers the specificities of various feedstocks and processes, the role of microorganisms in fermentation, saccharification limitations and challenges in the C5 and C6 fermentation
  • Presents fundamentals and state-of-the-art of available pathways for bioethanol and bioproducts production from lignocellulosic biomass
  • Discusses key-challenges for large scale production of bioethanol, such as pretreatment and hydrolysis
  • Covers the specificities of various feedstocks and processes, the role of microorganisms in fermentation, saccharification limitations and challenges in the C5 and C6 fermentation

Details

ISBN

978-0-12-818862-0

Language

English

Published

2021

Copyright

Copyright © 2021 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Imprint

Woodhead Publishing

Editors

Xin Lü