Hemicelluloses and Lignin in Biorefineries

Jean-Luc Wertz, Magali Deleu, Séverine Coppée, Aurore Richel

© 2018 - CRC Press
Published October 6, 2017
Reference - 308 Pages - 51 Color & 95 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138720985 - CAT# K32257
Series: Green Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

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  • Describes how lignocellulosic biorefineries produce bioenergy and biobased products
  • Provides an overview of science and technology currently contributing to the bioeconomy
  • Presents information on the pretreatment of biomass
  • Covers valorization of hemicelluloses and lignin


Hemicelluloses and Lignin in Biorefineries provides an understanding of lignocellulosic biomass, which is mainly composed of cellulose, hemicelluloses, and lignin. It promotes the valorization of these molecules in the context of the bioeconomy and presents hemicelluloses and lignin, which are generated in lignocellulosic biorefineries, as the molecules of the future. The viability of these molecules lies in their renewability and potential. This book covers all aspects of hemicelluloses and lignin including structure, biosynthesis, extraction, biodegradation, and conversion. The book also looks ahead to the socioeconomic and environmental value of biobased industry and emphasizes an understanding of the potential of lignocellulosic biomass.