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Biomass Conversion

Edited by John Kadla

University of British Columbia, Canada


Theo G.M. Van De Ven

McGill University, Canada

Cellulose is only one of the components of biomass, although being the most abundant. To make useful chemicals or materials from cellulose requires as the first step the separation of cellulose from biomass. Various issues of cellulose extraction and its conversion are discussed in the chapters of this book on cellulose, the third and last one of a series of books on cellulose. This conversion of cellulose is an integral part of the biorefinery concept, an effort to derive optimum value from all biomass components, and as such compulsory reading for students and researchers in this area.

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CelluloseBiomass ConversionEdited by John Kadla

Published: August 29th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/3471

ISBN: 978-953-51-1172-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5041-1

Copyright year: 2013

Books open for chapter submissions

34336 Total Chapter Downloads

51 Crossref Citations

71 Web of Science Citations

117 Dimensions Citations


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1. Hydrothermal Conversion of Cellulose to Glucose and Oligomers in Dilute Aqueous Formic Acid Solution

By Toshitaka Funazukuri


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2. Cellulose Acetate for Thermoplastic Foam Extrusion

By Stefan Zepnik, Tilo Hildebrand, Stephan Kabasci, Hans-Joachim Ra-dusch and Thomas Wodke


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3. Production of Biofuels from Cellulose of Woody Biomass

By Pedram Fatehi


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4. Fungal Biodegradation of Agro-Industrial Waste

By Shereen A. Soliman, Yahia A. El-Zawahry and Abdou A. El-Mougith


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5. Recombinant Cellulase and Cellulosome Systems

By Andrew S. Wieczorek, Damien Biot-Pelletier and Vincent J.J. Martin


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6. Lignocellulosic Biomass Utilization Toward Biorefinery Using Meshophilic Clostridial Species

By Yutaka Tamaru and Ana M. López-Contreras


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7. Sulfur Trioxide Micro-Thermal Explosion for Rice Straw Pretreatment

By Ri-Sheng Yao and Feng-He Li


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8. Raman Imaging of Lignocellulosic Feedstock

By Notburga Gierlinger, Tobias Keplinger, Michael Harrington and Manfred Schwanninger


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9. The Overview of Thermal Decomposition of Cellulose in Lignocellulosic Biomass

By Dekui Shen, Rui Xiao, Sai Gu and Huiyan Zhang


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