Bioprocessing Technologies in Biorefinery for Sustainable Production of Fuels, Chemicals, and Polymers

Published: 
July, 2013
ISBN: 
978-0-470-54195-1
Pages: 
488

This book provides a comprehensive review of bioprocessing technologies that use lignocellulosic biomass for the production of biofuels, biochemicals and biopolymers and sets the stage for their large-scale production. Following an overview of integrated biorefineries, sections cover biomass feedstocks; pretreatment technologies; hydrolytic enzymes; using fermentation to produce specialty chemicals , building-block chemicals, and biopolymers; and phytochemicals and functional food ingredients extracted from plant materials.

Author(s): 

Nuttha Thongchul

NUTTHA THONGCHUL, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering and Adjunct Professor in the Biotechnology Program at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.