Skip to Content

Biorefinery and the Emerging Biomass Economy

By William Maher Nelson

CRC Press – 2015 – 550 pages

Series: Sustainability

Purchasing Options:

  • Hardback: $149.95
    978-1-46-658274-3
    February 14th 2015
    Not yet available

Description

Biomass is renewable organic materials, such as wood, agricultural crops or wastes, and municipal wastes, especially when used as a source of fuel or energy. This book overviews topics including economics, LCA, sustainable agriculture, chemistry, engineering, and policy. It discusses both energy from biomass and using biomass feedstocks to replace petroleum in the production of chemicals. The value of this volume is in its practical descriptions of the science, technology, and limitations of the modern, practical biorefinery.

Contents

Biomass vs Biopetroleum Economy

The Market economy of Petroleum

Biomass market economy

Sustainable agriculture

Variety of Biomass

Lifecycle analysis

Chemistry of Biomass

Raw materials from biomass

Energy content in biomass

Processing of biomass

Existing and emerging markets

Engineering Biomass: Biorefineries

A Cross-section of the Biorefinery

Survival requirements: space, raw materials, and transport

Energy

Policy, Politics, and Sustainability

Environment Impact

Global acceptance

Sustainability

The inevitable emergence of the Biomass economy

Name: Biorefinery and the Emerging Biomass Economy (Hardback)CRC Press 
Description: By William Maher Nelson. Biomass is renewable organic materials, such as wood, agricultural crops or wastes, and municipal wastes, especially when used as a source of fuel or energy. This book overviews topics including economics, LCA, sustainable agriculture, chemistry,...
Categories: Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Ecology - Environment Studies, Renewable Energy