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Plant Biomass Conversion

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ISBN-10: 0813816947

ISBN-13: 9780813816944

Edition: 2011

Authors: Elizabeth E. Hood, Peter Nelson, Randall Powell

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List price: $200.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/1/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 376
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

#60;b#62;Elizabeth Hood#60;/b#62;, Ph.D, is the Associate Vice Chancellor for research and technology transfer at Arkansas State University. #60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Peter Nelson#60;/b#62; is a principal in BioDimensions, providing services for startup companies developing green technology.#60;br#62;#60;br#62;#60;b#62;Randy Powell#60;/b#62;, Ph.D, is the president of Powell Consulting, LLC, a construction consulting firm promoting biofuel and bioproducts.

Biofuels and Bio���based products—a new era of products from renewable sources. (Beth and Pete). This is the introduction to the whole book focus. It should be focused on what is possible from biomaterials—chemicals and fuels. Diversity of crop and animal feedstocks are also important although this book will focus on plant feedstocks. Volumes of feedstocks necessary to meet the needs
Feedstocks—near and far term
Agricultural and forest residues—This will focus on the first wave of feedstocks for the renewable industry—rice straw, corn stover, wheat straw, cotton trash, etc., even forest slash and sawdust
Woody crops—Steve Strauss—this will focus on hybrid poplar as a feedstock for biomass
MSW—Bill Ort to suggest a potential author—for cities, this is an additional feedstock to crop feedstocks. This prevents build up of municipal solid waste. Need to show the volumes available
Miscanthus—Mendel (Neal?)—Advantages and disadvantages; will the USDA allow this non���native plant on a large scale?
Switchgrass—Ceres (Steve?)—Advantages and disadvantages; what are the issues to high production from this plant?
Other energy crops—Arundo, etc (Peggy Ozias���Akins)—what are the advantages and disadvantages of this crop?
Soil and water sustainability
Soil and water sustainability for biofuel production—Steve Green and Jennifer Bouldin—If we harvest the biomass that is usually left on the ground in no���till agriculture, what are the consequences to the soil.? How much water will this take?
Enzymes—Production systems (Beth and John Howard)
Transgenic Plants—seed and biomass
Fungal fermentation
Enzyme quality and specific activity
Enzyme cocktails—biochemistry
Pretreatment options—this is current technology that will be deployed for the early production plants. (Michael Ladisch, Andy Aden, Bruce Dale)
Advanced pretreatment options
Fermentation Organisms—for 5 and 6 carbon sugars
Pilot and Production plants
Summary and analysis of those funded by DOE—useful to know who has been funded and what type of technology is being deployed in these plants. Other, non���DOE funded facilities
Non���US facilities and technologies
Economics—Economics chapter: (Marie Walsh?)—What will drive this industry? Sustainability
Future directions—new technologies
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