Renewable Carbon

Renewable Carbon

Science, Technology and Sustainability

1st Edition - August 1, 2022

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  • Author: Silvio Vaz Jr.
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323997355

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Renewable Carbon: Science, Technology and Sustainability identifies production pathways and technologies for the production of chemicals and presents relevant information to bridge the gap between reaction engineering and process design. The book uses a multidisciplinary approach, focusing on important aspects of basic science, technological advantages (and hurdles), and key sustainability aspects. It incorporates organic, inorganic and biochemical synthesis and analyzes the myriad of technologies available, including nanotechnology, biotechnology and thermochemistry. Sections cover the synthesis of carbon derivatives through multiple pathways (Science), technologies available for its generation (Technology), and assess sustainability and new supply chains (Sustainability). This book will serve as a valuable reference for academics, research scientists and industry practitioners in green chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science and environmental engineering.

Key Features

  • Includes a review of sustainable feedstocks containing renewable carbon such as biomass, CO2 and recycling materials
  • Provides a compendium of technologies to explore renewable carbon sources
  • Compiles the most up-to-date information on renewable products and materials utilized in industry


Researchers in industrial and academic sectors; graduate students and professors; Professional chemists, chemical engineers, material engineers, environmental engineers

Table of Contents

  • Part 1: Science
    1. Introduction to renewable carbon concept and properties
    2. Organic synthesis for carbon derivatives
    3. Inorganic synthesis for carbon derivatives
    4. Biochemical synthesis for carbon derivatives
    5. Conclusions and remarks of the scientific aspects for renewable carbon

    Part 2: Technology
    6. Introduction to technological approaches for renewable carbon
    7. Carbon capture and use strategies for carbon dioxide
    8. Applied nanotechnology for carbon dioxide, biomass and recycling materials
    9. Applied biotechnology for biomass
    10. Applied thermochemistry for biomass and recycling materials
    11. Catalysis for carbon dioxide and biomass
    12. Conclusions and remarks of the technological aspects for renewable carbon

    Part 3: Sustainability
    13. Introduction to the sustainability concept applied to renewable carbon
    14. Metrics and measurements
    15. Alternative sources for petrochemicals: new value chains
    16. Strategies for industrial ecology
    17. Conclusions and remarks of the sustainability aspects for renewable carbon

Product details

  • No. of pages: 324
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: August 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323997355

About the Author

Silvio Vaz Jr.

Dr. Sílvio Vaz Jr. holds a D.Sc. degree in Analytical Chemistry from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, with equivalence of doctorate degrees from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and from the University of Granada, Spain. Having previously served as director and partner at two private environmental analysis laboratories, he is currently a senior scientist at the National Research Center for Agroenergy of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), where his work focuses on the development of renewable molecules (e.g., eco-friendly agrochemicals), environmental chemistry (e.g., CO2 capture and use), agricultural chemistry, and the application of analytical chemistry to biomass and bioenergy, according green and sustainable chemistry visions. He was appointed as the chairman of the Brazilian Division of the American Chemical Society (03/2018-03/2019). Moreover, he serves as professor of the graduate program in environmental engineering at the Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brazil.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Scientist, National Research Center for Agroenergy, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), Brazil

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