Hydrothermal Processing in Biorefineries

Production of Bioethanol and High Added-Value Compounds of Second and Third Generation Biomass

  • Héctor A. Ruiz
  • Mette Hedegaard Thomsen
  • Heather L. Trajano

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Esteban Chornet, Ralph P. Overend
    Pages 1-3
  3. Andrés Moure, Gil Garrote, Herminia Domínguez
    Pages 5-43
  4. Ling-Ping Xiao, Guo-Yong Song, Run-Cang Sun
    Pages 45-94
  5. Jingqian Chen, Zhaoyang Yuan, Elisa Zanuso, Heather L. Trajano
    Pages 95-140
  6. Elisa Zanuso, Anely A. Lara-Flores, Daniela L. Aguilar, Jesús Velazquez-Lucio, Cristóbal N. Aguilar, Rosa M. Rodríguez-Jasso et al.
    Pages 141-160
  7. Eduardo Ximenes, Cristiane S. Farinas, Youngmi Kim, Michael R. Ladisch
    Pages 181-205
  8. Ana I. Torres, Muhammad T. Ashraf, Tanmay Chaturvedi, Jens Ejbye Schmidt, George Stephanopoulos
    Pages 207-235
  9. Iwona Cybulska, Mette Hedegaard Thomsen
    Pages 237-252
  10. Beatriz Gullón, Izaskun Dávila, María García-Torreiro, Remedios Yáñez, Jalel Labidi, Patricia Gullón
    Pages 253-283
  11. Michele Michelin, Aloia Romaní, José Manuel Salgado, Lucília Domingues, José A. Teixeira
    Pages 285-315
  12. Ana Rita C. Morais, Rafal M. Lukasik
    Pages 353-376
  13. Viviane Marcos Nascimento, Carlos Eduardo Vaz Rossell, George Jackson de Moraes Rocha
    Pages 377-388
  14. Michael Persson, Borbála Erdei, Mats Galbe, Ola Wallberg
    Pages 401-420
  15. Shuntaro Tsubaki, Ayumu Onda, Tadaharu Ueda, Masanori Hiraoka, Satoshi Fujii, Yuji Wada
    Pages 443-460
  16. Daniela E. Cervantes-Cisneros, Dulce Arguello-Esparza, Alejandra Cabello-Galindo, Brian Picazo, Cristóbal N. Aguilar, Héctor A. Ruiz et al.
    Pages 461-481
  17. Cristina González-Fernández, Lara Méndez, Mercedes Ballesteros, Elia Tomás-Pejó
    Pages 483-500
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 501-511

About this book


The biorefinery, integration of processes and technologies for biomass conversion, demands efficient utilization of all components. Hydrothermal processing is a potential clean technology to convert raw materials such as lignocellulosic and aquatic biomass into bioenergy and high added-value compounds. This book aims to show fundamental concepts and key technological developments that enabled industrial application of hydrothermal processing.  The scope of this book is primarily for scientists working in the biorefinery field as well as engineers from industry and potential investors in biofuels. Therefore, the information in this book will provide an overview of this technology applied to lignocellulosic materials and aquatic biomass, and especially new knowledge. Critically, this book brings together experts in the application of hydrothermal processes on lignocellulosic and aquatic biomass.

  • Focuses on hydrothermal process as a fundamental step in the biorefinery;
  • Covers the use of both marine and lignocellulosic biomass;
  • Features information on tools for industrial scale-up and methods for techno-economic analysis.


biofuel plant biofuel production bioethanol production biomass to biofuel biomass conversion value-added chemicals hydrothermal processing of lignocellulosic material enzymatic hydrolysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Héctor A. Ruiz
    • 1
  • Mette Hedegaard Thomsen
    • 2
  • Heather L. Trajano
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Chemistry, Food Research Department, Biorefinery GroupAutonomous University of CoahuilaSaltilloMexico
  2. 2.Department of Energy TechnologyAalborg UniversityEsbjergDenmark
  3. 3.Department of Chemical and Biological EngineeringUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-56456-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-56457-9
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