Lignocellulose for Future Bioeconomy

Lignocellulose for Future Bioeconomy

1st Edition - April 20, 2019

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  • Editors: Hidayah Ariffin, S.M. Sapuan, Mohd Ali Hassan
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128163542
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128166055

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Lignocellulose for Future Bioeconomy discusses the conversion and utilization of lignocellulosic biomass. This book focuses on the utilization of lignocelluloses for various products, including biopolymers, bionanomaterials and bioproducts. Recent findings in scientific investigation, engineering, product development, economic and lifecycle analysis are discussed, as are current synthesis technologies and potential applications. The book progresses from a discussion of the potential sources of biomass, to the refinement and processing of materials. A sampling of various sustainability issues faced by industries in their production methods and a look at real world examples of the use of lignocellulose-based materials in the bioeconomy round out the discussion.

Key Features

  • Presents information on lignocellulosic biomass management and its utilization for the production of bioproducts, biopolymers and bionanomaterials
  • Highlights the applications of advanced materials developed from lignocellulosic biomass and their contribution towards future bioeconomy
  • Discusses the lifecycle of lignocellulosic biomass


Academia, researchers, students, industries, policy makers and the public in the areas of materials science, energy, chemistry, biotechnology

Table of Contents

  • 1. Potential Tropical Species for Bioenergy
    Ahmad Ainuddin
    2. Superheated Steam Pretreatment for Surface Modification of Lignocellulosic Materials
    Noor Ida Amalina
    3. Lignocellulose structure and the effect on bioproducts
    Ferial Ghaemi
    4. Multi-step pretreatment for cellulose separation
    Hidayah Ariffin
    5. Fermentable sugars from oil palm biomass: potential, issues and challenges
    Mior Ahmad Khushairi Mohd Zahari
    6. Lignocellulose based fibres and their composites: preparation, properties and applications
    Sabu Thomas
    7. Cellulose Nanofiber Production from Oil Palm Biomass
    Hidayah Ariffin
    8. One-pot nanofibrillation and nanocomposites production through extrusion
    Haruo Nishida
    9. Tannin-based Bioresin as Adhesive
    Paridah Md Tahir
    10. Oligosaccharides from Hemicellulose
    Mohd Rafein Zakaria
    11. Lignin-based adhesives and coatings
    Hyun-Joong Kim
    12. Effect of stacking sequence of kenaf/glass fiber bands on filament winding hybrid energy absorption composite tubes
    S.M. Sinon
    13. Natural fibre reinforced biopolymer composites: Review
    S.M. Sinon
    14. Sustainability of oil palm biomass-based products
    Mohd Ali Hassan
    15. R&D and Industrialization of Cellulose Nanofibers in Japan
    Satoshi Hirata
    16. Biopolymer innovations and product development for packaging applications
    Jan E.G. van Dam
    17. Oil Palm Biomass Biorefinery for Future Bioeconomy in Malaysia
    Mohd Ali Hassan
    18. The Finnish way of the future bioeconomy
    Orlando J. Rojas
    19. Bioresources and biocommodities for the global bioeconomy
    Jan E.G. van Dam
    20. Lignocellulose in Malaysian Bio Economy: The review of Bio Economy Transformation Program (BTP) 
    Zaiton Samdin
    21. Design and fabrication of shoe shelf from kenaf fibre reinforced unsaturated polytester composites
    S.M. Sinon

Product details

  • No. of pages: 360
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: April 20, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128163542
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128166055

About the Editors

Hidayah Ariffin

H. Ariffin is the Head of Laboratory of Biopolymer and Derivatives, and an Associate Professor at the Department of Bioprocess Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia. She obtained her PhD in Environmental Engineering from Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan in 2009. Her research interests include biopolymer, nanocellulosic materials and composites, and biomass valorization. To date she has published more than 50 journal articles, 2 chapters in book and 50 conference papers. She has experience in reviewing numerous papers from International Journal of Biological Macromolecules (Elsevier), Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier), Composites Part A (Elsevier), RSC Advances (RSC Publications), Journal of Applied Polymer Science (Wiley), Electronic Journal of Biotechnology (Elsevier) and several other journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Laboratory of Biopolymer and Derivates, Universiti Putra Malaysia

S.M. Sapuan

S.M. Sapuan is Professor of Composite Materials at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. He earned his B.Eng degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Newcastle, Australia in 1990, MSc from Loughborough University, UK in 1994, and Ph.D from De Montfort University, UK in 1998. His research interests include natural fiber composites, materials selection, and concurrent engineering. To date Prof. Sapuan has authored or co-authored more than 1300 publications international journals (629 papers), books (17), edited books (13), chapters in books (91) and conference proceedings/seminars (597 papers).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Composite Materials, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP), Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia; Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Mohd Ali Hassan

M.A. Hassan is a Professor at the Department of Bioprocess Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia. He graduated the from University of Leeds, UK in Chemical Engineering in 1980. He received his MS in Food Engineering from the same university in 1982, Masters of Philosophy from University of Birmingham, UK in 1987 and PhD from Okayama University, Japan in 1997. His current research interest is on sustainable utilization of oil palm biomass for value-added products. Together with his counterpart from Japan, he has successfully developed a showcase oil palm biorefinery together with a palm oil industry under SATREPS project, which is a joint project between Malaysia and Japan. To date he has published more than 200 journal papers, 5 book chapters and more than 100 conference papers. He sits in the Board of Directors, Universiti Putra Malaysia; a Vice President of Asian Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB) and a fellow of Academy of Science Malaysia. He recently received the prestigious Malaysia’s Research Star Awards 2017 in recognition of his excellent contribution in research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Bioprocess Technologies, Universiti Putra Malaysia

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