Publisher description for Bio-ethanol as a fuel : biotechnology, biochemical engineering, and sustainable development / David M. Mousdale.


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Exploring the scientific underpinnings for the commercialization of lingo-cellulosic ethanol, this book begins with the historical context, examining the political and economic pressures that fostered the first large-scale production and use of bioethanol. The author provides an up-to-date account of the biotechnology and biochemical engineering and evaluates the actual and possible industrial processes for large-scale commercial production of ethanol, from monocultures and agricultural waste products. Focusing on those areas where technology meets the marketplace, the author discusses the implications for automobile engines, transportation costs, and the environment.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Alcohol as fuel.
Biomass energy.
Lignocellulose -- Biotechnology.
Biochemistry -- methods.
Ethanol -- chemistry.
Conservation of Natural Resources.
Energy-Generating Resources.
Lignin -- chemistry.