Chemical and Biochemical Catalysis for Next Generation by Blake A Simmons, Laurie Peter, Ferdi Schüth, Tim S. Zhao,

By Blake A Simmons, Laurie Peter, Ferdi Schüth, Tim S. Zhao, Heinz Frei, Dominique Loque, J Will Medlin, Charles E Wyman, Venkatesh Balan, Rajat Sapra, Christopher Shaddix, Alexander Katz

The improvement of renewable and sustainable lignocellulosic biofuels is at the moment receiving all over the world realization and funding. regardless of a long time of study, there stay major demanding situations to be conquer sooner than those biofuels will be produced in huge volumes at aggressive costs. One difficulty is the shortcoming of effective and cheap catalytic platforms to dissolve and hydrolyze polysaccharides into sugars. those sugars are then fed to microrganisms and fermented into biofuels. the cost of those catalysts, be they organic, thermochemical, or chemical in nature, symbolize one of many biggest expenditures within the conversion strategy. there are many catalytic schemes, every one with their very own merits and drawbacks, to be had. This publication provides a normal but gigantic assessment of the main promising methods and the spectrum of biomass pretreatment, enzymes, chemical catalysts, and hybrid methods of hydrolyzing biomass into fermentable sugars. it's the merely presently to be had ebook that compares the biochemical, chemical, and thermochemical conversion tactics to biofuel production.

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