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Production of Biofuels and Chemicals with Bifunctional Catalysts

  • Zhen Fang
  • Richard L. Smith Jr.
  • Hu Li

Part of the Biofuels and Biorefineries book series (BIOBIO, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Bifunctional Chemocatalysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Hao Wang, Yan Pei, Minghua Qiao, Baoning Zong
      Pages 137-158
    3. Javier Fernández-Rodríguez, Xabier Erdocia, Pedro Luis de Hoyos, Ane Sequeiros, Jalel Labidi
      Pages 187-219
    4. Laura Prati, Andrea Jouve, Alberto Villa
      Pages 221-237
    5. Song Song, Guangjun Wu, Naijia Guan, Landong Li
      Pages 273-303
  4. Production of Biodiesel

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. M. E. Borges, J. C. Ruiz-Morales, P. Martín-Zarza, P. Esparza
      Pages 327-343
  5. Chemoenzymatic Catalysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 345-345
    2. Patrick J. Morgan, Fabio Lorenzini, Andrew C. Marr
      Pages 347-378
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 379-391

About this book


Bifunctional catalysts integrate sequential catalytic steps to efficiently transform raw materials into chemical products.  Bifunctional catalysts avoid by-product formation and costly separation steps so that their design and application are seen as the next generation of chemical technology. This text provides state-of-the-art reviews, current research, prospects and challenges of the production of biofuels and chemicals such as furanic biofuels, biodiesel, carboxylic acids, polyols and others from lignocellulosic biomass, furfurals, syngas and γ-valerolactone with bifunctional catalysts, including catalytic, electrocatalytic, and combined biological and chemical catalysis processes. The bifunctionality of catalytic materials is a concept of not only using multifunctional solid materials as activators, but in such a way that the catalytic materials have synergistic characteristics that promote a cascade of transformations which reduces or eliminates reaction and separation steps. The book will be useful for students, researchers, academicians and industrialists in the field of biotechnology, biochemistry and energy.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Zhen Fang
    • 1
  • Richard L. Smith Jr.
    • 2
  • Hu Li
    • 3
  1. 1.College of EngineeringNanjing Agricultural UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Research Center of Supercritical Fluid TechnologyTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  3. 3.College of EngineeringNanjing Agricultural UniversityNanjingChina

About the editors

Dr. Zhen Fang is Professor in Bioenergy, Leader and founder of biomass group, College of Engineering, Nanjing Agricultural University, China.

Dr. Richard L Smith, Jr. is Professor of Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Research Center of Supercritical Fluid Technology, Tohoku University, Japan.   

Dr. Hu Li is Researcher in biofuel and catalyst synthesis, biomass group, College of Engineering, Nanjing Agricultural University, China.

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