The biorefinery concept-an integrated approach -- The chemical value of biomass -- Green chemical technologies -- Production of chemicals from biomass -- Biomaterials -- Production of energy from biomass. "Introduction to Chemicals from Biomass presents an overview of the use of bioresources in the 21st century for the manufacture of major chemical and material products. The book covers resources, chemical composition of biomass, key factors affecting composition, biorefinery concepts, utilization of wastes, extraction technologies, controlled pyrolysis, fermentation and platform molecules and green chemical technologies for their conversion to valuable chemicals." "Introduction to Chemicals from Biomass will prove useful to both academic and industrial scientists involved in process/industrial chemistry within the areas of biotechnology, chemical engineering, fine and bulk chemical production, agriculture, crop science and energy & power generation."--BOOK JACKET.