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Catalysis for Renewables: From Feedstock to Energy Production

Catalysis for Renewables: From Feedstock to Energy Production

Gabriele Centi (Editor), Rutger A. van Santen (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-62111-8

Nov 2007

448 pages

Select type: O-Book


With its focus on catalysis and addressing two very hot and timely topics with significant implications for our future lives, this will be a white book in the field.
The authority behind this practical work is the IDECAT Network of Excellence, and the authors here outline how the use of catalysis will promote the more extensive use of renewable feedstocks in chemical and energy production. They present the latest applications, their applicability and results, making this a ready reference for researchers and engineers working in catalysis, chemistry, and industrial processes wishing to analyze options, outlooks and opportunities in the field.
Renewable Catalytic Technologies, a perspective
Biomass Conversion: An Introduction to Chemistry, Process and Economics
Process Options for the Catalytic Conversion of Renewables to Bioproducts
Industrial Development and Application of Biobassed Oleochemicals
Fine Chemicals from Renewables
Options for Catalysis in the Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass into Fuels
Thermal Biomass Conversion
Thermal Biomass Conversion and NOx Emissions in Grate Furnaces
Conversion of Glycerol to Traffic Fuels
Catalytic Transformation of Glycerol
Catalytic Process for the Selective Epoxidation of Fatty Acids;
More Environmentally Benign Routes
Integration of Biocatalysis with Chemocatalysis;
Cascade Catalysis and Multi-step Conversions in Concert
Hydrogen Production and Fuel Cells as the Bridging Technologies Towards a Sustainable Energy System
Pathways to Clean and Green Hyrogen
Solar Energy as a Source of Hydrogen and for CO2 Conversion
"...this is a book to be recommended for all those who want to quickly familiarize themselves with the state of science and technology in the conversion of renewable raw materials…" (ChemSusChem, January 2008)