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Biorefinery

A Sustainable Waste Management Solution for the Developing World

1st Edition - September 1, 2024

Author: Olatunde Samuel Dahunsi

Language: English
Paperback ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 2 4 1 2 9 - 1
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 2 4 1 3 0 - 7

Biorefinery: A Sustainable Waste Management Solution for the Developing World presents a comprehensive introduction to the new field of biorefinery as a sustainable waste managemen… Read more

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Biorefinery: A Sustainable Waste Management Solution for the Developing World presents a comprehensive introduction to the new field of biorefinery as a sustainable waste management solution. With an emphasis on developing economies, the book explains how to develop sustainable methods for the collection, sorting, storage, and processing of waste streams for the production of fuels and platform chemicals.

The first four chapters introduce the theoretical framework for the analysis of the various waste streams for bioenergy production, with an emphasis in developing countries. These introductory chapters are followed a thorough examination of the specific waste streams for bioenergy production, addressing every known waste feedstock in detail. The subsequent chapters explain the biorefinery concepts for these waste feedstocks, addressing the different biorefinery approaches, as well as considering important topics like pretreatment, microorganisms, and value-added products in dedicated chapters. Finally, the book discusses the policies, economics, and strategies for waste management and waste valorization.

A comprehensive introduction to a new field, Biorefinery: A Sustainable Waste Management Solution for the Developing World will be of interest to researchers, industrial and institutional practitioners, policy makers and non-government organization interested in climate challenge and the integration of bioenergy in developing countries. Students will also find the book accessible, thanks to its emphasis on the fundamentals.