About Springer Book Series – Biofuels and Biorefineries
Annual global biomass production is about 220 billion dry tons or 4,500 EJ, equivalent to 8.1 times the world’s energy consumption in 2020 (556 EJ). On the other hand, world-proven oil reserves at the end of 2020 reached 1732.4 billion barrels, which can only meet just over 51.5 years of global production. Therefore, alternative resources are needed to both supplement and replace fossil oils as the raw material for transportation fuels, chemicals and materials in petroleum-based industries. Renewable biomass is a likely candidate, because it is prevalent over the Earth and is readily converted to other products. Compared with coal, some of the advantages of biomass are: (i) its carbon-neutral and sustainable nature when properly managed; (ii) its reactivity in biological conversion processes; (iii) its potential to produce bio-oil (ca. yields of 75%) by fast pyrolysis because of its high oxygen content; (iv) its low sulfur and lack of undesirable contaminants (e.g. metals, nitrogen content) (v) its wide geographical distribution and (vi) its potential for creating jobs and industries in energy crop productions and conversion plants. Many researchers, governments, research institutions and industries are developing projects for converting biomass including forest woody and herbaceous biomass into chemicals, biofuels and materials and the race is on for creating new “biorefinery” processes needed for future economies. The development of biorefineries will create remarkable opportunities for the forestry sector, biotechnology, materials, chemical processing industry, and stimulate advances in agriculture. The Biofuels and Biorefineries Series strives to highlight methods and technologies that will help industries to shift to renewable and carbon-neutral resources which will lead to the creation of sustainable society.
Editors-in-Chief: Professor Zhen Fang, Nanjing Agricultural University,Nanjing, China.
Zhen Fang is professor and leader of biomass group, Nanjing Agricultural University. He is the inventor of the “fast hydrolysis” process. He is listed in the “Most Cited Chinese Researchers” for 2014-2022 (Elsevier-Scopus). Professor Fang specializes in thermal/biochemical conversion of biomass, nanocatalyst synthesis and its applications, and pretreatment of biomass for biorefineries. He obtained his PhDs from China Agricultural University (Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Beijing) and McGill University (Materials Engineering, Montreal). Professor Fang is associate editors of Biotechnology for Biofuels, J Supercritical Fluids, and is serving on editorial boards of major international journals in energy.
As Editor-in-Chief, Springer Book Series – Biofuels and Biorefineries, Prof. Fang leads a Canadian team (4 FCAE and 1 FRSC), cooperates with 3 other Editorial Board members (including 2 NAE members), to organize and assist authors to publish a series of books in biofuels that have made great impact on this important area, and increased his impact world-wide.
Editors-in-Chief: Professor Zhen Fang (FCAE)
Editorial Board Members:
Professor Jamal Chaouki, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada (FCAE);
Professor Liang-shih Fan, Ohio State University, USA (NAE member);
Professor Charles Q. Jia, University of Toronto, Canada (FCAE);
Professor Yonghao Ni, University of New Brunswick, Canada (FCAE);
Professor Vijaya Raghavan, McGill Univ., Canada (FRSC);
Professor Norman R. Scott, Cornell University, USA (NAE member);
Professor Richard L. Smith, Jr., Tohoku University, Japan;
Professor Ying Zheng, Univ. of Edinburgh, UK (FCAE).
Springer Book Series – Biofuels and Biorefineries: Titles
1.Production of Biofuels and Chemicals with Ionic Liquids by Zhen Fang, R. L. Smith, Jr., X. Qi
2.Near-critical and Supercritical Water and Their Applications for Biorefineries by Zhen Fang, C Xu
3.Production of Biofuels and Chemicals with Microwave by Zhen Fang, R. L. Smith, Jr., X. Qi
4.Production of Biofuels and Chemicals with Ultrasound by Zhen Fang, R. L. Smith, Jr., X. Qi
5.Production of Hydrogen from Renewable Resources by Zhen Fang, R. L. Smith, Jr., X. Qi
6.Production of Biofuels and Chemicals from Lignin by Zhen Fang, R. L. Smith, Jr. (Among the top 50% and 25% most downloaded eBooks in 2016 and 2018）
7.Production of Platform Chemicals from Sustainable Resources by Zhen Fang, R. L. Smith, Jr., X. Qi (Among the top 25% most downloaded eBooks in 2017).
8.Production of Biofuels and Chemicals with Bifunctional Catalysts by Zhen Fang, R. L. Smith, Jr., H Li (Among the top 25% most downloaded eBooks in 2018).
9.Production of Materials from Sustainable Biomass Resources by Zhen Fang*, R. L. Smith, Jr., XF Tian
10.Production of Biofuels and Chemicals with Pyrolysis by Zhen Fang*, R. L. Smith, Jr., LJ Xu
11.Production of Biofuels and Chemicals from Sustainable Recycling of Organic Solid Waste, Springer Book Series – Biofuels and Biorefineries, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg Berlin, Hardcover ISBN 978-981-16-6161-7, 14 Chapters, 2021. by Zhen Fang*, R. L. Smith, Jr., LJ Xu
12.Production of N-containing Chemicals and Materials from Biomass, Springer Book Series – Biofuels and Biorefineries, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg Berlin, Hardcover ISBN 978-981-99-4579-5, 12 Chapters. 2023. by Zhen Fang*, R. L. Smith, Jr., LJ Xu
13.Pretreatment Techniques for Biofuels and Biorefineries by Zhen Fang (Among the top 25% most downloaded eBooks in 2013）
14.Rapid Production of Micro- and Nano-particles Using Supercritical Water by Zhen Fang
15.Catalytic Biomass to Renewable Biofuels and Biomaterials by YT Wang, Zhen Fang*.
16.Sustainable Biomass and Waste Conversion, ISBN: 9780128214435, Elsevier, 2022. by P Bartocci, F Fantozzi, Q Yang, HP Yang, O Masek, YJ Yan, Zhen Fang, L Rigamonti, (Editors)
17.Liquid, Gaseous and Solid Biofuels – Conversion Techniques by Zhen Fang
18.Biofuels – Economy, Environment and Sustainability by Zhen Fang
19.Biodiesel – Feedstocks, Production and Applications by Zhen Fang
20.Biodiesel: Blends, Properties and Applications by J. M. Marchetti, Zhen Fang
21.Complete Dissolution and Oxidation of Organic Wastes in Water by Zhen Fang