The Role of Catalysis for the Sustainable Production of Bio-fuels and Bio-chemicals, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0444563326
  • ISBN-13: 9780444563323
  • DDC: 662.88
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 608 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The Role of Catalysis for the Sustainable Production of Bio-fuels and Bio-chemicals describes the importance of catalysis for the sustainable production of biofuels and biochemicals, focused primarily on the state-of-the-art catalysts and catalytic processes expected to play a decisive role in the "green" production of fuels and chemicals from biomass. In addition, the book includes general elements regarding the entire chain of biomass production, conversion, environment, economy, and life-cycle assessment. Very few books are available on catalysis in production schemes using biomass or its primary conversion products, such as bio-oil and lignin.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: A General Introduction to Biomass Utilization Possibilities.
2: Biomass Composition and Its Relevance to Biorefining.
3: Catalytic Upgrading of Fats and Vegetable Oils for the Production of Fuels.
4: Heterogeneous Catalysis for Biodiesel Production.
5: Catalytic Pyrolysis of Lignocellulosic Biomass.
6: Pathways and Mechanisms of Fast Pyrolysis: Impact on Catalyst Research.
7: The Role of Catalytic Pretreatment in Biomass Valorization Toward Fuels and Chemicals.
8: Role of Acid Catalysis in the Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Fuels and Chemicals.
9: Catalytic Depolymerization and Deoxygenation of Lignin.
10: Tomorrow's Biofuels: Hybrid Biogasoline by Co-processing in FCC Units.
11: Catalytic Hydrotreatment of Bio-Oils for High-Quality Fuel Production.
12: Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis to Biofuels (BtL Process).
13: Integrating White Biotechnology in Lignocellulosic Biomass Transformations: From Enzyme-Catalysis to Metabolic Engineering.
14: Steam Reforming of Bio-oils to Hydrogen.
15: Photocatalytic Production of Renewable Hydrogen.
16: Catalytic Transformation of CO2 to Fuels and Chemicals, with Reference to Biorefineries.
17: The Role of Heterogeneous Catalysis in the Biorefinery of the Future.