About Springer Book Series – Biofuels and Biorefineries

2012年以来,方老师担任斯普林格系列丛书《生物燃料和生物精炼》创始总编辑。他负责的编委会,由八位世界著名的生物燃料和生物炼制专家组成(两位美国工程院院士NAE member,四位加拿大工程院院士FCAE,一位加拿大皇家学会院士FRSC和一位日本东北大学著名教授)。该系列丛书的目的是组织世界各地的生物能源专家出版一系列在不同领域与生物质相关的书籍,旨在每年至少出版1-2册专著。该系列丛书将着重于介绍与生物质生产,生物燃料,生物制品,化学品,生物材料,食品和医药产品,能源规划和政策,以及加工技术相关的所有方面的知识,研究和近展。该系列丛书将是强大的和综合的有关生物质生产,生物能源,生物燃料,生物制品的知识库。为科学家,学生,政策制定者和工程师提供知识以反映生物炼制这个交叉学科领域研究的爆炸性增长并引导该学科的发展。

目前,方老师发表英文专著20部(Springer 13部,44万次章节下载量)。该系列丛书出版12部专著,章节的许多作者或审稿人为(或成为)中国和主要发达国家院士或著名期刊的总编辑,章节下载量(电子版销售量)22万次,。其中一本书赢得了2020斯普林格-自然中国新发展奖,以表彰他对实现联合国可持续发展目标(SDGs)的杰出贡献。他编著的4部专著已进入Springer高下载书籍前25%。该系列丛书已成为生物燃料研究最新进展和理论创新的知识库,它大大增加了中国和加拿大在可再生能源领域研究的影响力。

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


Other books:

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 WangZhen Fang*.

16.Sustainable Biomass and Waste ConversionISBN: 9780128214435, Elsevier, 2022by 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