8 Februar 2011

Research and Markets: Biorefineries – Industrial Processes and Products

Status Quo and Future Directions - A 2 Volume Set

Research and Markets has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd’s new book “Biorefineries – Industrial Processes and Products: Status Quo and Future Directions, 2 Volume Set” to their offering.

This successful book is devoted to biorefineries and biobased industrial technologies, and, as such, is directed towards the technological principles of biorefineries, green processes, plants, concepts, current and forthcoming biobased product lines, as well as the economic aspects.

Since the hot topics of green chemistry and green processes are of a multidisciplinary interest, this book will benefit the whole spectrum of the process industry, including chemical engineers, process engineers, apparatus construction engineers, chemical industry, chemists in industry, and biotechnologists.

The editors and authors are all internationally recognized experts from industry and academia, including Dr. Patrick Gruber, the former Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Cargill Dow, winner of the U.S. Presidential Green Chemistry Award and holder of more than 40 patents.

Key Topics Covered:

Editors’s Preface

Foreword (Henning Hopf)

Foreword (Paul T. Anastas)


PART I Background and Outline Principles and Fundamentals

1 Biorefinery Systems An Overview (Birgit Kamm, Michael Kamm, Patrick R. Gruber and Stefan Kromus)

2 Biomass Refining Global Impact The Biobased Economy of the 21st Century (Bruce E. Dale and Seungdo Kim)

3 Development of Biorefineries Technical and Economic Considerations. (Bill Dean, Tim Dodge, Fernando Valle and Gopal Chotani)

4 Biorefineries for the Chemical Industry A Dutch Point of View (Ed de Jong, Ren van Ree Rea, Robert van Tuil and Wolter Elbersen)

Part II Biorefinery Systems

Lignocellulose Feedstock Biorefinery

5 The Lignocellulosic Biorefinery A Strategy for Returning to a Sustainable Source of Fuels and Industrial Organic Chemicals (L. Davis Clements and Donald L. Van Dyne)

6 Lignocellulosic Feedstock Biorefinery: History and Plant Development for Biomass Hydrolysis (Raphael Katzen and Daniel J. Schell)

7 The Biofine Process Production of Levulinic Acid, Furfural, and Formic Acid from Lignocellulosic Feedstocks (Daniel J. Hayes, Steve Fitzpatrick, Michael H.B. Hayes and Julian R.H. Ross)

Whole Crop Biorefinery

8 A Whole Crop Biorefinery System: A Closed System for the Manufacture of Non-food Products from Cereals (Apostolis A. Koutinas, Rouhang Wang, Grant M. Campbell and Colin Webb)

Fuel-Oriented Biorefineries

9 Iogen’s Demonstration Process for Producing Ethanol from Cellulosic Biomass (Jeffrey S. Tolan)

10 Sugar-based Biorefinery Technology for Integrated Production of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate), Sugar, and Ethanol (Carlos Eduardo Vax Rossell, Paulo E. Mantelatto, Jos A.M. Agnelli and Jefter Nascimento)

Biorefineries Based on Hybrid Thermochemcial Processing

11 Biomass Refineries Based on Hybrid Thermochemical-Biological Processing An Overview (Robert C. Brown).

Green Biorefineries

12 The Green Biorefiner Concept Fundamentals and Potential (Stefan Kromus, Birgit Kamm, Michael Kamm, Paul Fowler and Michael Narodoslawsky)

13 Plant Juice in the Biorefinery Use of Plant Juice as Fermentation Medium (Margrethe Andersen, Pauli Kiel and Mette Hedegaard Thomsen)

PART III Biomass Production and Primary Biorefineries

14 Biomass Commercialization and Agriculture Residue Collection (James Hettenhaus)

15 The Corn Wet Milling and Corn Dry Milling Industry A Base for Biorefinery Technology Developments (Donald L. Johnson)

PART IV Biomass Conversion: Processes and Technologies

16 Enzymes for Biorefineries (Sarah A. Teter, Feng Xu, Glenn E. Nedwin and Joel R. Cherry)

17 Biocatalytic and Catalytic Routes for the Production of Bulk and Fine Chemicals from Renewable Resources (Thomas Willke, Ulf Pre and Klaus-Dieter Vorlop)


PART 1 Biobased Product Family Trees

Carbohydrate-based Product Lines

1 The Key Sugars of Biomass: Availability, Present Non-Food Uses and Potential Future Development Lines (Frieder W. Lichtenthaler)

2 Industrial Starch Platform Status quo of Production, Modification and Application (Dietmar R. Grll, Franz Jetzinger, Martin Kozich, Marnik M. Wastyn and Robert Wittenberger)

3 Lignocellulose-based Chemical Products and Product Family Trees (Birgit Kamm, Michael Kamm, Matthias Schmidt, Thomas Hirth and Margit Schulze)

Lignin Line and Lignin-based Product Family Trees

4 Lignin Chemistry and its Role in Biomass Conversion (Gsta Brunow)

5 Industrial Lignin Production and Applications (E. Kendall Pye)

Protein Line and Amino-based Product Family Trees

6 Towards Integration of Biorefinery and Microbial Amino Acid Production (Achim Marx, Volker F. Wendisch, Ralf Kelle and Stefan Buchholz).

7 Protein-based Polymers: Mechanistic Foundations for Bioproduction and Engineering (Dan W. Urry)

Biobased Fats (Lipids) and Oils

8 New Syntheses with Oils and Fats as Renewable Raw Materials for the Chemical Industry (Ursula Biermann, Wolfgang Friedt, Siegmund Lang, Wilfried Lhs, Guido Machmller, Jrgen O. Metzger, Mark Rsch gen. Klaas, Hans J. Schfer and Manfred P. Schneider)

9 Industrial Development and Application of Biobased Oleochemicals (Karlheinz Hill)

Special Ingredients and Subsequent Products

10 Phytochemicals, Dyes, and Pigments in the Biorefinery Context (George A. Kraus)

11 Adding Color to Green Chemistry? An Overview of the Fundamentals and Potential of Chlorophylls (Mathias O. Senge and Julia Richter)

PART II Biobased Industrial Products, Materials and Consumer Products

12 Industrial Chemicals from Biomass Industrial Concepts (Johan Thoen and Rainer Busch)

13 Succinic Acid A Model Building Block for Chemical Production from Renewable Resources (Todd Werpy, John Frye and John Holladay)

14 Polylactic Acid from Renewable Resources (Patrick Gruber, David E. Henton and Jack Starr)

15 Biobased Consumer Products for Cosmetics (Thomas C. Kripp)

PART III Biobased Industry: Economy, Commercialization and Sustainability

16 Industrial Biotech Setting Conditions to Capitalize on the Economic Potential (Rolf Bachmann and Jens Riese)


‘Altogether, the edition is an interdisciplinary effort to collect knowledge, experience, and potential in the field of biomass treatment and utilization from a rather chemical point of view. It is a useful source of information for interested scientists, technologists, and engineers in chemistry, agricultural and food sciences and technology as well as related fields.’ (Starch/Starke)

‘The book covers a wide range of topics and is, to my knowledge, the best and most comprehensive review of biorefineries. It is the work of 85 experts from universities, R&D institutes, industry and commerce. The authors address the challenges of moving towards a sustainable society in which biological feedstocks, processes and products become the main pillars of the economy, together with the science and technology that makes this transition possible, including economic, infrastructure and policy issues.’ (Chemistry World)

‘The topics presented in this volume are challenges of moving toward a sustainable society in which bio-based feedstocks, processes and products are fundamental pillars of the economy. One important feature of the book is that it discusses the necessary topics of economics, infrastructure and policy. The book can be a very valuable scientific support for the specialists interested in conservation of non-renewable resources and development of biorefineries – technologies for bio-conversion.’ (Environmental Engineering and Management Journal)


Birgit Kamm studied chemistry at the Technical University of Merseburg, Germany where she obtained her Diploma in 1986, and received her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry in 1991 at the Institute of Organic Chemistry (with Prof. M. Schulz and Prof. E. Fanghanel). After receiving a grant from the German Federal Environmental Foundation in 1997, she joined the Institute of Chemistry (with Prof. E. Kleinpeter and Prof. M.G. Peter), University of Potsdam, where she finished her Habilitation in Organic Chemistry in 2005. She founded the Biorefinery Association Berlin-Brandenburg, Germany, in 1997. Since 1998 she has been a member of the board of the Research Institute of Bioactive Polymer Systems (biopos e.V.), and since 2001 she has been scientific director of this institute.

Patrick Gruber is currently President and CEO of Outlast Technologies. He is the former Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at NatureWorks LLC (formerly Cargill Dow LLC), USA. He has over 40 patents to his name and has repeatedly won top awards for his work in chemicals made from renewable resources, including the Discovery Award for Environmental Innovation awarded by the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation, the US Presidential Green Chemistry Award, and the US Department of Energy Technology of the Year Award 2001, together with Cargill Dow Inc., for the pioneering NatureWorks PLA project. He has served on the Advisory Board to the Energy Futures Coalition, The DOE/USDA Biomass Federal Advisory Board, and several other boards.

Michael Kamm studied organic chemistry at the Technical University of Merseburg, Germany, where he graduated with his Diploma. After a research assistantship in Halle-Wittenberg he moved to Potsdam University, co-founded the research institute biopos e.V. where he was involved in the material utilization of renewable raw materials. Since the foundation of biorefinery.de GmbH in 2001 he was President of this company with its headquarter in Potsdam, Germany. He authored and co-authored more than 60 scientific publications and is the holder of 15 international patents.

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Source: environmental expert, 2011-02-08.


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