Pretreatment Techniques for Biofuels and Biorefineries

  • Zhen Fang

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
  2. Biopretreatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nandhagopal Narayanaswamy, Pratibha Dheeran, Shilpi Verma, Sachin Kumar
      Pages 3-34
  3. Thermal Pretreatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Saqib Sohail Toor, Lasse Rosendahl, Jessica Hoffmann, Jens Bo Holm-Nielsen, Ehiaze Augustine Ehimen
      Pages 59-75
    3. Pak Sui Lam, Zahra Tooyserkani, Ladan Jafari Naimi, Shahab Sokhansanj
      Pages 93-116
    4. Armando T. Quitain, Mitsuru Sasaki, Motonobu Goto
      Pages 117-130
  4. Chemical Pretreatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
  5. Physicochemical Pretreatment

  6. Gasification, Liquefaction and Biogas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Mania Abdollahi-Neisiani, Jean-Philippe Laviolette, Rouzbeh Jafari, Jamal Chaouki
      Pages 197-227
    3. Jean-Remi Lanteigne, Jean-Philippe Laviolette, Jamal Chaouki
      Pages 229-260
    4. Philip G. Rutberg, Vadim A. Kuznetsov, Victor E. Popov, Alexander N. Bratsev, Sergey D. Popov, Alexander V. Surov
      Pages 261-287
    5. Yoshiaki Kimura, Seiichi Yasui, Takahisa Hinata, Toshiyuki Imai, Hideyuki Takenaka
      Pages 289-305
  7. Novel Pretreatment Techniques

  8. Pretreatment of Different Types of Biomass

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 367-367
    2. Anuj K. Chandel, Ellen C. Giese, Felipe A. F. Antunes, Ivy dos Santos Oliveira, Silvio Silvério da Silva
      Pages 369-391
    3. Suzana Yusup, Murni Melati Ahmad, Yoshimitsu Uemura, Razol Mahari Ali, Azlin Suhaida Azmi, Mas Fatiha Mohamad et al.
      Pages 393-416
    4. Ahmed Tafesh, Sobhi Basheer
      Pages 417-434
    5. Chunbao (Charles) Xu, Baoqiang Liao, Wei Shi
      Pages 435-457

About this book


This book includes 19 chapters contributed by the world's leading experts on pretreatment methods for biomass. It extensively covers the different types of biomass (e.g. molasses, sugar beet pulp, cheese whey, sugarcane residues, palm waste, vegetable oil, straws, stalks and wood), various pretreatment approaches (e.g. physical, thermal, chemical, physicochemical and biological) and methods that show the subsequent production of biofuels and chemicals such as sugars, ethanol, extracellular polysaccharides, biodiesel, gas and oil. In addition to traditional methods such as steam, hot-water, hydrothermal, diluted-acid, organosolv, ozonolysis, sulfite, milling, fungal and bacterial, microwave, ultrasonic, plasma, torrefaction, pelletization, gasification (including biogas) and liquefaction pretreatments, it also introduces and discusses novel techniques such as nano and solid catalysts, organic electrolyte solutions and ionic liquids.

This book offers a review of state-of-the-art research and provides guidance for the future paths of developing pretreatment techniques of biomass for biofuels, especially in the fields of biotechnology, microbiology, chemistry, materials science and engineering. It intends to provide a systematic introduction of pretreatment techniques. It is an accessible reference work for students, researchers, academicians and industrialists in biorefineries.

Zhen Fang is a Professor of Bioenergy and the leader and founder of the biomass group at the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is also an adjunct full Professor of Life Sciences at the University of Science and Technology of China.


Bioenergy Research Biomass Hydrolysis Biomass Pretreatment Lignocellulosic Biomass Pretreatment Techniques for Biofuels Pretreatment Techniques for Biorefineries

Editors and affiliations

  • Zhen Fang
    • 1
  1. 1., Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical GardenChinese Academy of SciencesKunmingChina, People's Republic

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-32734-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-32735-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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