ISBN 9781849730303,Chemical And Biochemical Catalysis For Next Generation Biofuels

Chemical And Biochemical Catalysis For Next Generation Biofuels



Royal Society of Chemistry

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9781849730303

ISBN-10 184973030X

Hard Back

Number of Pages 250 Pages
Language (English)


The development of renewable and sustainable lignocellulosic biofuels is currently receiving worldwide attention and investment. Despite decades of research, there remain significant challenges to be overcome before these biofuels can be produced in large volumes at competitive prices. One obstacle is the lack of efficient and affordable catalytic systems to dissolve and hydrolyze polysaccharides into sugars. There are a number of catalytic schemes, each with their own advantages and disadvantages, available. This book presents a general but substantial review of the most promising processes and the spectrum of biomass pretreatment, enzymes, chemical catalysts, and hybrid approaches of hydrolyzing biomass into fermentable sugars. These sugars are fed to microrganisms and fermented into biofuels.