Recent Advances in Bioconversion of Lignocellulose to Biofuels and Value Added Chemicals within the Biorefinery Concept covers the latest developments on biorefineries, along with their potential use for the transformation of residues into a broad range of more valuable products. Within this context, the book discusses the enzymatic conversion process of lignocellulosic biomass to generate fuels and other products in a unified approach. It focuses on new approaches to increase enzymatic production by microorganisms, the action of microbial inhibitors, and strategies for their removal.
Furthermore, it outlines the benefits of this integrated approach for generating value-added products and the benefits to social and economic aspects, circular bio economy, HUBs and perspectives.
- Covers the mechanisms of enzymatic conversion of biomass into value-added products
- Discusses bioproducts derived from lignocellulose and their applications
- Includes discussions on design, development and the technologies needed for the sustainable manufacture of materials and chemicals
- Offers a techno-economic evaluation of biorefineries for integrated sustainability assessments
- Discusses the socioeconomic and cultural-economic perspectives of the lignocellulosic biorefinery
- Presents a virtual biorefinery as an integrated approach to evaluate the lignocellulose production chain
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1. An introduction to biorefinery 2. Microorganisms producing enzymes: strategies to improve the enzymatic yield of biomass deconstruction 3. Enzymatic path to bioconversion of lignocellulosic biomass: Consolidated and new strategies to enhance the enzymatic activity on lignocellulosic biomass 4. Enzyme interactions on lignocellulosic biomass structure 5. Enzymes and Biomass Pretreatment 6. Chemical and thermochemical methods on lignocellulosic biorefinery 7. Lignin Valorization 8. Biomass co-products utilization 9. Economic and social aspects of Biorefineries 10. Virtual Biorefineries 11. Life cycle assessment of lignocellulosic biorefinery 12. Perspectives
Edivaldo Ximenes Ferreira Filho is Professor of Biochemistry at the Department of Cell Biology of the University of Brasília (Brazil). He conducts research in the fields of biochemistry and biotechnology, investigating the production, purification, characterization and biotechnology applications of lignocellulose-degrading enzymes from filamentous fungi.
de Souza Moreira, Leonora Rios
Leonora Moreira is currently working as Post-doctorate fellow in Department of Cellular Biology, University of Brasilia, Brazil. She works with biochemistry and biotechnology, specifically with enzyme production, purification, characterization and enzyme technologies
Ximenes, Eduardo de Aquino
Eduardo de Aquino Ximenes is a Senior Scientist with a Graduate faculty special appointment in the Agricultural Biological Engineering Department at Purdue University. He conducts research in the Laboratory of Renewable Resources and Enginnering (LORRE) for the development of low carbon footprint biofuels and bioproducts using enzyme based methods, and novel approaches for accelerated sample preparation aiming human and plant pathogenic microorganisms fast detection.
Farinas, Cristiane Sanchez
Dr. Cristiane Sanchez Farina is a Researcher at EMBRAPA - the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food Supply). She has been working on research projects in the bioenergy area, focusing on the development of bioprocesses for enzyme production for application in the biofuels sector. She also works in collaboration with the Graduate Programs of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology of the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar). Her interests lie in the investigation of novel chemical and biochemical technologies for biomass conversion and nanocellulose production within the biorefinery concept.