Production of Materials from Sustainable Biomass Resources

  • Zhen Fang
  • Richard L. Smith, Jr
  • Xiao-Fei  Tian

Part of the Biofuels and Biorefineries book series (BIOBIO, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Isolation and Purification of Lignocellulose Components

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gen-Que Fu, Ya-Jie Hu, Jing Bian, Ming-Fei Li, Feng Peng, Run-Cang Sun
      Pages 3-35
  3. Composite Polymers Derived from Lignin and Cellulose

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Afsana S. Kabir, Zhong-Shun Yuan, Takashi Kuboki, Chunbao (Charles) Xu
      Pages 39-59
    3. Carlos Salas, Martin Hubbe, Orlando J. Rojas
      Pages 61-96
  4. Functional Materials Derived from Cellulose and Lignocelluloses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Poonam Trivedi, Pedro Fardim
      Pages 99-115
    3. Aldrich Ngan, Charles Q. Jia, Shi-Tang Tong
      Pages 117-151
    4. Lu Wei, Wen Zhao, Gleb Yushin
      Pages 153-184
    5. Melanie J. Hazlett, Ross A. Arnold, Vicente Montes, Ye Xiao, Josephine M. Hill
      Pages 185-231
    6. Omid Norouzi, Pejman Salimi, Francesco Di Maria, S. E. M. Pourhosseini, Farid Safari
      Pages 233-265
  5. Biomass Pellets as Fuels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Roberto García, María V. Gil, María P. González-Vázquez, Fernando Rubiera, Covadonga Pevida
      Pages 269-294
    3. Pietro Bartocci, Liang Wang, Øyvind Skreiberg, Federica Liberti, Gianni Bidini, Francesco Fantozzi
      Pages 295-324
    4. Pietro Bartocci, Øyvind Skreiberg, Liang Wang, Hu Song, Hai-Ping Yang, Mauro Zampilli et al.
      Pages 325-358
  6. Biosynthesis of Polymers from Renewable Biomass

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 359-359
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 391-401

About this book


This book presents a collection of studies on state-of-art techniques developed specifically for lignocellulose component derivation, and for the production of functional materials, composite polymers, carbonaceous biocatalysts, and pellets from lignocellulosic biomass, with an emphasis on using sustainable chemistry and engineering to develop innovative materials and fuels for practical application.  Technological strategies for the physical processing or biological conversion of biomass for material production are also presented. All chapters were contributed by respected experts in the field from around the globe, providing a broad range of perspectives on cutting-edge applications.

The book offers an ideal reference guide for academic researchers and industrial engineers in the fields of natural renewable materials, biorefinery of lignocellulose, biofuels and environmental engineering. It can also be used as a comprehensive reference source for university students in chemical engineering, material science and environmental engineering.


Functional materials Fuel Nanocellulose Energy storage Carbonaceous catalysts

Editors and affiliations

  • Zhen Fang
    • 1
  • Richard L. Smith, Jr
    • 2
  • Xiao-Fei  Tian
    • 3
  1. 1.College of EngineeringNanjing Agricultural UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Department of Chemical Engineering, Research Center of Supercritical Fluid TechnologyTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  3. 3.School of Biology and Biological EngineeringSouth China University of TechnologyGuangzhouChina

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