Handbook of Cellulosic Ethanol

Handbook of Cellulosic Ethanol

Ananda S. Amarasekara

Comprehensive assurance at the growing to be technology and know-how of manufacturing ethanol from the world's ample cellulosic biomass

The inevitable decline in petroleum reserves and its impression on gas costs, mixed with weather swap issues, have contributed to present curiosity in renewable fuels. Bioethanol is the main winning renewable shipping fuel—with corn and sugarcane ethanol presently in vast use as blend-in fuels within the usa, Brazil, and some different nations. besides the fact that, there are many significant drawbacks in those first-generation biofuels, reminiscent of their impression on foodstuff costs, web power stability, and terrible greenhouse fuel mitigation. then again, cellulosic ethanol could be made out of considerable lignocellulosic biomass kinds equivalent to agricultural or municipal wastes, wooded area residues, quickly transforming into bushes, or grasses grown in marginal lands, and may be producible in mammoth quantities to fulfill growing to be international power demand.

The Handbook of Cellulosic Ethanol covers all points of this new and important replacement gas resource, offering readers with the heritage, clinical concept, and up to date study development in generating cellulosic ethanol through varied biochemical routes, in addition to destiny instructions. The seventeen chapters comprise details on:

  • Advantages of cellulosic ethanol over first-generation ethanol as a transportation fuel
  • Various biomass feedstocks that may be used to make cellulosic ethanol
  • Details of the aqueous part or cellulolysis path, pretreatment, enzyme or acid saccharification, fermentation, simultaneous saccharification fermentation, consolidated bioprocessing, genetically converted microorganisms, and yeasts
  • Details of the syngas fermentation or thermochemical course, gasifiers, syngas cleansing, microorganisms for syngas fermentation, and chemical catalysts for syngas-to-ethanol conversion
  • Distillation and dehydration to fuel-grade ethanol
  • Techno-economical points and the way forward for cellulosic ethanol


Chemical engineers, chemists, and technicians engaged on renewable strength and fuels in undefined, examine associations, and universities. The Handbook is also utilized by scholars drawn to biofuels and renewable strength issues.

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