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Virtual Biorefinery

An Optimization Strategy for Renewable Carbon Valorization

  • Antonio Bonomi
  • Otavio Cavalett
  • Marcelo Pereira da Cunha
  • Marco A. P. Lima

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xl
  2. Marco A. P. Lima, Antonio Bonomi, Otávio Cavalett, Marcelo Pereira da Cunha
    Pages 1-3
  3. Antonio Bonomi, Otávio Cavalett, Marcelo Pereira da Cunha, Marco A. P. Lima
    Pages 5-11
  4. Otávio Cavalett, Mateus F. Chagas, Paulo S.G. Magalhães, João L.N. Carvalho, Terezinha F. Cardoso, Henrique C.J. Franco et al.
    Pages 13-51
  5. Edvaldo R. Morais, Tassia L. Junqueira, Isabelle L. M. Sampaio, Marina O. S. Dias, Mylene C. A. F. Rezende, Charles D. F. de Jesus et al.
    Pages 53-132
  6. Mateus F. Chagas, Otávio Cavalett, Lucas Gonçalves Pereira, Antonio Bonomi
    Pages 133-154
  7. Marcos D. B. Watanabe, Lucas G. Pereira, Mateus F. Chagas, Marcelo Pereira da Cunha, Charles D. F. Jesus, Alexandre Souza et al.
    Pages 155-188
  8. Marina O. S. Dias, Tassia L. Junqueira, Isabelle L. M. Sampaio, Mateus F. Chagas, Marcos D. B. Watanabe, Edvaldo R. Morais et al.
    Pages 189-256
  9. Tassia L. Junqueira, Bruna Moraes, Vera L. R. Gouveia, Mateus F. Chagas, Edvaldo R. Morais, Marcos D.B. Watanabe et al.
    Pages 257-282
  10. Antonio Bonomi, Otávio Cavalett, Marcelo Pereira da Cunha, Marco A. P. Lima
    Pages 283-285

About this book


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.


Biofuels Optimization Strategy for Renewable Carbon Sugarcane Biorefinery Alternatives Sustainable Modelling and Simulation Valorization Virtual Biorefinery Sustainable Development

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Bonomi
    • 1
  • Otavio Cavalett
    • 2
  • Marcelo Pereira da Cunha
    • 3
  • Marco A. P. Lima
    • 4
  1. 1.Technology LaboratoryBrazilian Bioethanol Science andSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Technology LaboratoryBrazilian Bioethanol Science andSão PauloBrazil
  3. 3.University of Campinas, CampinasInstitute of EconomicsSão PauloBrazil
  4. 4.University of Campinas, CampinasInstitute of Physics Gleb WataghinSão PauloBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Virtual Biorefinery
  • Book Subtitle An Optimization Strategy for Renewable Carbon Valorization
  • Editors Antonio Bonomi
    Otavio Cavalett
    Marcelo Pereira da Cunha
    Marco A. P. Lima
  • Series Title Green Energy and Technology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Green Energy,Technology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-26043-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-79881-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-26045-7
  • Series ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series E-ISSN 1865-3537
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XL, 285
  • Number of Illustrations 83 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Fossil Fuels (incl. Carbon Capture)
    Renewable and Green Energy
    Renewable and Green Energy
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