Biomass to Renewable Energy Processes (Hardcover)
This text introduces fundamental principles and practical applications of biomass-to-renewable energy processes. The biological processes discussed include anaerobic digestion of waste materials for biogas and hydrogen production, bioethanol and biobutanol production from starch and cellulose, and biodiesel production from plant oils. The thermal processes addressed include gasification and pyrolysis of agricultural residues and woody biomass. The text covers pretreatment technologies, enzymatic reactions, fermentation, and microbiological metabolisms and pathways. It also explores the engineering principles of biomass gasification and pyrolysis and potential end-products.