Lignocellulosic Biomass to Liquid Biofuels - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128159361

Lignocellulosic Biomass to Liquid Biofuels

1st Edition

Authors: Abu Yousuf Filomena Sannino Domenico Pirozzi
Paperback ISBN: 9780128159361
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 11th November 2019
Page Count: 356
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Lignocellulosic Biomass to Liquid Biofuels explores the existing technologies and most recent developments for the production of second generation liquid biofuels, providing an introduction to lignocellulosic biomass and the processes for its conversion into biofuels. The book demonstrates biorefinery concepts compared with petro refinery, as well as the challenges of second generation biofuels processing. In addition to current pre-treatment techniques and their technical, environmental and economic implications, chapters included also further examine the particularities of conversion processes for bioethanol, biobutanol and biodiesel through chemical, biochemical and combined approaches. Finally, the book looks into concepts and tools for techno-economic and environmental analysis, which include supply chain assessment, by-products, zero-waste techniques and process evaluation and optimization.

Lignocellulosic Biomass to Liquid Biofuels is particularly useful for researchers in the field of liquid biofuels seeking alternative chemical and biochemical pathways or those interested advanced methods to calculate maximum yield for each process and methods to simulate the implications and costs of scaling up. Furthermore, with the introduction provided by this volume, researchers and graduate students entering the field will be able to quickly get up to speed and identify knowledge gaps in existing and upcoming technology the book’s comprehensive overview.

Key Features

  • Examines the state-of-the-art technology for liquid biofuels production from lignocellulosic biomass
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the existing chemical and biochemical processes for second generation biofuel conversion
  • Presents tools for the techno-economic and environmental analysis of technologies, as well as for the scale-up simulation of conversion processes


Researchers and graduate students in the field of biofuels and biomass, especially those coming from energy, chemical and environmental engineering backgrounds

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
Chemistry of Lignocellulosic Biomass
Sources of Lignocellulosic Biomass
Biorefinery of Lignocellulosic Biomass
Socio-Environmental impact of biofuels
2. Pre-treatment of lignocellulosic biomass
Physical treatment
Chemical treatment
Biological treatment
Combined pre-treatments
3. Lignocellulosic biomass to bioethanol and biobutanol
Suitable strains and their productivity
Synergistic enzymatic hydrolysis
Simultaneous saccharification and co-fermentation
Fermentation inhibitors in ethanol processes
4. Lignocellulosic biomass to biodiesel
Oleaginous strains and their productivity
Fermentation process
Extraction of microbial lipids
Metabolic engineering of microbes
5. Syngas fermentation to bioethanol
Microbiology of syngas fermentation
Syngas impurities
Factors affecting syngas fermentations
Roles of nanoparticles on syngas fermentation
Scale-up feasibilities of syngas fermentation
Integrated biorefinery
6. Fischer–Tropsch synthesis of syngas to liquid hydrocarbons
Roles of catalyst
Kinetic modelling and process simulation
Carbon nanofibers/carbon felt reactors
7. Techno-economics and environmental analysis
Logistic of biomass production and transportation
Valuable product from undigested biomass
Water recycling
Case study
Socio-environmental benefits of biofuels
Zero-Waste policy/technique
Process evaluation and optimization


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About the Author

Abu Yousuf

Abu Yousuf holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. His primary research interests include Biorefinery, Bioenergy, Bioremediation and Waste-to-energy. One of his renewable energy projects won ‘International Invention of the Year Award’ at British Invention Show (BIS) 2017, London. He published more than 50 papers in reputed ISI and Scopus indexed journals and 5 book chapters. He has been editing 3 Books, published by Elsevier and CRC and also has been serving as an editorial board member of several reputed Journals. He won UNESCO Prize on E-learning course of ‘Energy for sustainable development in Asia’, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2011. He attended the ‘BIOVISION.Next Fellowship Programme 2013’ at Lyon, France, after a selection based on scientific excellence, mobility, involvement in civil society. He successfully accomplished 10 research grants including the grants provided by The World Academy of Science (TWAS), Italy, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia and Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh. Dr. Yousuf is the member of IChemE, American Chemical Society (ACS), and American Association for Science and Technology (AASCIT). He has 12 years’ experience of teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate levels having very good remarks from the student. Currently, Dr. Yousuf is serving as a Professor in Chemical Engineering and Polymer Science, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh. Previously he held the position of Senior Lecturer at Faculty of Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia. He presented his research work in Germany, France, Italy, India, Vietnam and Malaysia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, Energy and Environment, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia

Filomena Sannino

Filomena Sannino holds PhD in Agricultural Chemistry from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. His primary research interests include Bioremediation, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Bioenergy and Valorization of Agricultural Biomasses. She is founding partner of Spin-Off GreenAmbioTech s.r.l. She is author of the patent Process for producing triacetylhydroxytyrosol from olive oil mill waste waters for use as stabilized antioxidant” De Martino A., Sannino F., Manna C., Gianfreda L., Capasso R. PCT/IT 2005/000781. She is a member of The Interdepartmental Research Centre on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) for the Environment, Agroo-food and New Materials (CERMANU) of the University of Naples Federico II . She is also a member of Technical Scientific Committee for the “Food Security and New Technologies” Area, partnership between the Interdepartmental Research Centre "Laboratory of Urban and Regional Planning" (LUPT) of University of Naples "Federico II" and European Parliament. She has published 83 papers in ISI indexed journals and several book chapters. Dr. Sannino Filomena is a member of Agricultural Chemistry Society and International Humic Substances Society (IHSS). She has 19 years’ experience of teaching for undergraduate and postgraduate students in Agricultural Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Use and Recycling of Agricultural Biomasses, Plant Biotechnology for Environmental Phytoremediation, Biochemistry of Plant Hormones and Growth Regulators. Currently, she is a researcher in Agricultural Chemistry at Agricultural Sciences Department of University of Naples “Federico II”.

Affiliations and Expertise

Agricultural Sciences Department of University of Naples "Federico II"

Domenico Pirozzi

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Chemical, Materials and Industrial Engineering, University of Naples, Italy

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