About the book
Concerns about the dilemma “food versus (bio)fuel” production have driven the necessity of research on biofuel production from biomass. Development of methods for lignocellulosic hydrolysis and the use of several biomass substrates have been contributing for the advancement of second-generation biofuel production.
This book, “Biomass”, will cover the methods for lignocellulosic hydrolysis such as acid and enzymatic hydrolysis, advantages and disadvantages for these processes and so on. In addition, it will discuss new strategies for biomass solubilization, such as cotreatment. It also aims to report about the several biomass substrates utilized for biofuel production as well as new substrates, such as algal biomass and urban solid waste residues. In terms of fermentation of lignocellulosic sugars, it will briefly discuss recent advances applied in S. cerevisiae and non-conventional yeast strains in the scope of metabolic engineering, laboratory adaptive evolution and synthetic biology.