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Biofuels from Agricultural Wastes and Byproducts



Biofuels from Agricultural Wastes and Byproducts

Hans P. Blaschek, Thaddeus C. Ezeji, Jürgen Scheffran

ISBN: 978-0-813-80252-7 September 2010 Wiley-Blackwell 276 Pages


Traditional agriculture and emerging biofuels technology produce a number of wastes and by-products, ranging from corn fiber and glycerin to animal manure, that have the potential to serve as the basis for additional sources of bioenergy that includes both liquid biofuels and biogas.

Biofuels from Agricultural Wastes and Byproducts is the first book to focus solely on the production of biofuels primarily from agricultural waste and by-products. The book is divided roughly into two sections. The first section looks at liquid biofuel production from agricultural byproducts, densification of agricultural residues, and the delivery from farm to processing plant of waste and byproducts for use in biofuel production. The second section focuses on anaerobic digestion of food and animal wastes, microbial diversity, molecular and biochemical aspects of methanogensis.

Together these sections solidify Biofuels from Agricultural Wastes and Byproducts as a definitive source of information on the use of agricultural waste and by-products in biofuel production.


About the Editors.


1 Biofuels from Agricultural Wastes and Byproducts: An Introduction (Hans P. Blaschek, Thaddeus C. Ezeji, and Jürgen Scheffran).

2 Production of Liquid Biofuels from Biomass: Emerging Technologies (Nasib Qureshi, Stephen Hughes, and Thaddeus C. Ezeji).

3 Butanol Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass (Thaddeus C. Ezeji and Hans P. Blaschek).

4 Practical Aspects of Methane Production from Agricultural Wastes (Largus T. Angenent and Norman R. Scott).

5 Conversion of Agricultural Residues to Bioethanol: The Roles of Cellulases and Cellulosomes (Edward A. Bayer, Raphael Lamed, Bryan A. White, Shi-You Ding, and Michael E. Himmel).

6 Fuel and Chemical Production from Glycerol, a Biodiesel Waste Product (Syed Shams Yazdani, Anu Jose Mattam, and Ramon Gonzalez).

7 Farm-Gate to Plant-Gate Delivery of Lignocellulosic Feedstocks from Plant Biomass for Biofuel Production (Klein E. Ileleji, Shahab Sokhansanj, and John S. Cundiff).

8 Conversion of Existing Dry-Mill Ethanol Operations to Biorefineries (Timothy C. Lindsey).

9 Cellulosic Ethanol from Agricultural Residues (Bin Yang, Yanpin Lu, and Charles E. Wyman).

10 Hydrothermal Liquefaction to Convert Biomass into Crude Oil (Yuanhui Zhang).

11 Detoxification of Lignocellulosic Hydrolysates (Bin Wang and Hao Feng).


  • First book to look at production of biofuels and biogas from agricultural byproducts and wastes
  • Divided into sections on liquid biofuels production and anaerobic digestion and the production of biogas
  • Comprehensive coverage of agricultural waste utilization in production of bioenergy