Biofuels from Agricultural Wastes and Byproducts by Hans P. Blaschek, Thaddeus C. Ezeji, J?rgen Scheffran

By Hans P. Blaschek, Thaddeus C. Ezeji, J?rgen Scheffran

Conventional agriculture and rising biofuels expertise produce a couple of wastes and by-products, starting from corn fiber and glycerin to animal manure, that experience the aptitude to function the root for extra resources of bioenergy that incorporates either liquid biofuels and biogas.

Biofuels from Agricultural Wastes and Byproducts is the 1st publication to concentration exclusively at the construction of biofuels basically from agricultural waste and by-products. The ebook is split approximately into sections. the 1st part appears at liquid biofuel construction from agricultural byproducts, densification of agricultural residues, and the supply from farm to processing plant of waste and byproducts to be used in biofuel construction. the second one part makes a speciality of anaerobic digestion of meals and animal wastes, microbial range, molecular and biochemical features of methanogensis.

Together those sections solidify Biofuels from Agricultural Wastes and Byproducts as a definitive resource of knowledge at the use of agricultural waste and by-products in biofuel creation.

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Beijerinckii BA101 (Ezeji et al. 2007b) and other solventogenic Clostridium species (Ezeji and Blaschek 2008a) were used. It is important to note the number and amount of inhibitors likely to be generated during pretreatment of biomass may depend on the type and intensity of pretreatment applied. Some of the processes currently used in the pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass are subsequently described in this chapter. 3. Effect of representative lignocellulosic biomass degradation products on the cell growth of Clostridium beijerinckii 592.

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LaJolla, CA), KL Energy (Rapid City, SD), INEOS (Fayetteville, AR), Osage Bioenergy, Inc. (Hopewell, VA), Cobalt Biofuels (Mountain View, CA), Tetravitae Biosciences (Chicago, IL), and Gevo (Colorado). There are numerous other international companies that have started working on the production of biofuels from biomass, including Petrobras (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Iogen (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), SEKAB & Taurus Energy (Örnsköldsvik, Sweden), Abengoa Bioenergy (Salamanca, Spain), and Praj Industries (Pune, India).

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