Biomass chemistry

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Biomass-to-renewable energy processes involve the synthesis or breakdown of organic compounds that constitute different types of biomass. These organic compounds range in their complexity and contain numerous functional groups that influence the ultimate structure and chemistry of biomass. Familiarity with these organic compounds and their functional groups is important in understanding and developing biological and chemical processes that convert biomass into renewable energy and value-added products. This chapter summarizes relevant concepts from organic and carbohydrate chemistry followed by a discussion of the structure and chemistry of different types of biomass.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiomass to Renewable Energy Processes, Second Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9781498778817
ISBN (Print)9781498778794
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Energy(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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