Advances in Sugarcane Biorefinery

Advances in Sugarcane Biorefinery

Technologies, Commercialization, Policy Issues and Paradigm Shift for Bioethanol and By-Products

1st Edition - December 5, 2017

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  • Editors: Anuj Chandel, Marcos Henrique Luciano Silveira
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128045442
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128045343

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Advances in Sugarcane Biorefinery: Technologies, Commercialization, Policy Issues and Paradigm Shift for Bioethanol and By-Products, by Chandel and Silveira, compiles the basic and applied information covering cane and biomass processing for sugar and ethanol production, as well as by-products utilization for improving the economy of sugarcane biorefineries. In this unique collection of 14 chapters, specialists in their field provide critical insights into several topics, review the current research, and discuss future progress in this research area. The book presents the most current advances in sugarcane biorefinery, including sugarcane crop cultivation, new sugarcane varieties, soil health, mechanization of crop, technical aspects of first and second generation ethanol production, economic analysis, life cycle assessment, biomass logistics and storage, co-generation of heat and electricity, process intensification and alternative by-products utilization. The book also explores the business ecosystem of sugarcane biorefineries, marketing analysis of ethanol demand and price dwindling patterns, aiming for a futuristic scenario. This book will be especially useful for scientists, researchers and technicians who are working in the area of biomass based biorefineries, as well as professionals in the sugar and alcohol industry. It also brings relevant content for policy makers, market analysts, agriculture scientists and managers.

Key Features

  • Presents technological updates on biomass processing, system biology, microbial fermentation, catalysis, regeneration and monitoring of renewable energy and recovery processes
  • Includes topics on techno-economic analysis, life cycle assessment, sustainability, markets and policy
  • Explores the future potential of biorefineries with zero or near zero waste, and the potential of valorization of all by-products, including alternatives to current applications and the management of a large amount of residues


Researchers and graduate students in the field of bioenergy, biomass exploitation and sugarcane crop study. Industry professionals interested in ethanol production from sugarcane. Energy planners, policy makers and analysts

Table of Contents

  • 1. Technological advancements for improved sugarcane cultivation, new varieties, pest and disease management, soil mapping and restoration of soil health
    2. Sugarcane crop mechanization and straw recovery, Sugarcane management and enterprise resource planning (ERP) Systems, New maintenance technologies in agricultural processing and logistic, storage of sugarcane and residues
    3. Sugarcane vinasse, molasses, yeast cream: Agricultural, environmental and industrial aspects
    4. New frontiers in technological advancements in 1G ethanol production and recovery of by-products based on the "biorefinery" concept
    5. Recent progress on bioconversion of hemicellulose into ethanol and value-added products, research developments of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for hemicellulose sugars utilisation and commercialisation trends by new start-up companies
    6. Second generation ethanol production: Potential biomass feedstock, engineering of feedstock, engineering of microorganisms for improved cellulose and ethanol production, Biomass deconstruction, process configurations and new process schemes, Techno-economic analysis
    7. Carbon footprints scenario of burning gasoline, GHG emissions, climate change, comparative assessment with using ethanol as a transportation liquid fuel, IPCC recommendations
    8. Comparative techno-economic analysis of co-generation of heat and electricity and second generation ethanol production from sugarcane biomass: measuring the right scale
    9. Valorization of by-products following bio-refinery concept, commercial aspects of by-products of lignin and hemicellulose, cell wall components of sugarcane bagasse and straw
    10. Global production statistics of ethanol, commercialization, marketing trends, investing opportunities appraisal on rules and regulations to international transport ethanol
    11. Opportunities for investment, stake holders, futuristic market growth and market penetration strategies for new investors, virtual alcohol demand in potable sector, pharmaceutical sector and other industrial sectors
    12. Government policy analysis, price control, subsidies, private investments and alcohol transportation, distribution and storage
    13. Strategic execution of India-Brazil sucro-alcohol business network: Next five years overview on competitive marketing, mapping, and alignment of goals
    14. Life cycle assessment of sugarcane biorefinery: Energy use, economic, environmental assessment and other sustainability indicators

Product details

  • No. of pages: 342
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2017
  • Published: December 5, 2017
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128045442
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128045343

About the Editors

Anuj Chandel

Anuj Chandel
Dr. Anuj K. Chandel is Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology at the Engineering School of Lorena at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He has over 20 years of experience working on process optimization and large-scale production of industrial enzymes and vaccine particles, biofuels, and membrane-based separation of fats, proteins, and viruses in industrial and academic research projects. His primary research interest is to develop sustainable processes for bioconversion of lignocellulosic biomass into renewable fuels and biochemicals by bridging the gap between research laboratories and industries. He has published 92 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 45 book chapters and has edited 10 books on various aspects of industrial biotechnology. He has worked in India, South Africa, Brazil, and the United States, and presented at more than 45 national and international conferences and workshops.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Biotechnology, Engineering School of Lorena (EEL), University of Sao Paulo (USP), Lorena, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Marcos Henrique Luciano Silveira

Marcos Henrique Luciano Silveira have both undergraduate (B.Sc.) and post-graduate (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) degrees in Chemistry. He earned the PhD from Federal University of Paraná – UFPR (Curitiba, Brazil) in 2014 working on the development of new pretreatment technologies of sugarcane bagasse for clean sugars production. Dr. Silveira has also worked for one year at Technical Research Center of Finland – VTT (Finland) as visiting scientist to investigate the mechanism of biomass hydrolysis. For the scientific outcome, recently he won the National Award from VALE-CAPES, Brazilian Government funding agency in Science and Sustainability. He also worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Chemical Engineering Department of UFPR on applied statistics in process optimization. He has published 13 papers and 3 book chapters. Currently, he is working at the Sugarcane Technology Center (CTC-Piracicaba) as a Scientific Researcher to investigate the mechanism of enzymatic degradations of cellulose for the integrated production of sugars and platform chemicals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chemistry PhD from Federal University of Parana, UFPR, Curitiba, Brazil

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