Virtual Biorefinery : An Optimization Strategy for Renewable Carbon Valorization

This book presents a concise framework for assessing technical and sustainability impacts of existing biorefineries and provides a possible road map for development of novel biorefineries. It offers a detailed, integrated approach to evaluate the entire biomass production chain, from the agricultura...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Bonomi, Antonio (Editor), Cavalett, Otavio (Editor), Pereira da Cunha, Marcelo (Editor), Lima, Marco A. P. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2016, 2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Series:Green Energy and Technology
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This book presents a concise framework for assessing technical and sustainability impacts of existing biorefineries and provides a possible road map for development of novel biorefineries. It offers a detailed, integrated approach to evaluate the entire biomass production chain, from the agricultural feedstock production and transportation, to the industrial conversion and commercialization & use of products. The Brazilian sugarcane biorefinery is used as a case study; however, the methods and concepts can be applied to almost any biomass alternative. Chapters explore the main issues regarding biorefinery assessment, including feedstock production and transportation modeling, biofuels and green chemistry products, as well as assessment of sustainability impacts. This book is a valuable source of information to researchers in bioenergy, green chemistry and sustainability fields. It also provides a useful framework for government agencies, investors and the energy industry to evaluate and predict the success of current and future biorefinery alternatives
Physical Description:XL, 285 p. 83 illus online resource
ISBN:9783319260457