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Author Siddiqui, Sheena, author.

Title Opportunities and obstacles in large-scale biomass utilization : the role of the chemical sciences and engineering communities : a workshop summary / Sheena Siddiqui, Douglas Friedman, and Joe Alper, rapporteurs ; Chemical Sciences Roundtable, Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies.

Published Washington, D.C. : The National Academies Press, [2012]


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Physical description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (xiii, 45 pages)) : illustrations
Series NCBI BookShelf
Notes Title from PDF title page.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction and overview -- Feedstocks and conversion technologies -- Fuels and chemical from biomass via biological routes -- Fuels and chemicals from biomass via thermochemical routes -- Heat and power production from biomass -- Final thoughts.
Summary On May 31, 2012, the Chemical Sciences Roundtable (CSR) held a one-day workshop that explored the current state of sustainable fuels and chemicals, and the issues surrounding their scalability for large-scale use. The workshop will also discussed the chemistry and chemical engineering opportunities to sustainably produce large-scale quantities of biofuel. The workshop featured both formal presentations and working group deliberations in an effort to stimulate engaging discussions among participants from widely varying fields. Key questions that the participants were asked to address included: 1. What is the current state of technology in large-scale production of sustainable fuels and chemicals?2. What are the benefits and weaknesses of current technologies?3. What are the technological and commercial barriers to scaling sustainable technologies?4. How can we best combine chemical technologies of different scales to maximize impact?5. How can we identify ways in which chemical technologies of different practical scales can complement each other?
Notes This study was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under Grant DE-FG02-07ER15872, the National Institutes of Health under Grant N01-OD-4-2139 (Task Order 25), and the National Science Foundation under Grant CHE-1231459 and Grant 0936388. This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of the their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof.
Other author Friedman, Douglas C., author.
Alper, Joe, author.
National Research Council (U.S.). Chemical Sciences Roundtable, sponsoring body.
National Library of Medicine issuing body.
Subject Fuel -- Technological innovations -- United States.
Fuel -- Environmental aspects -- United States.
Motor fuels -- United States.
Biomass energy -- United States.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780309278645