Handbook of Biofuels

Handbook of Biofuels
Author: Sanjay Sahay
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 690
Release: 2021-10-31
ISBN: 0128231335
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Biofuels Book Excerpt:

Handbook of Biofuels looks at the many new developments in various type of bioenergy, along with the significant constraints in their production and/or applications. Beyond introducing current approaches and possible future directions of research, this title covers sources and processing of raw materials to downstream processing, constraints involved and research approaches to address and overcome these needs. Different combinations of products from the biorefinery are included, along with the material to answer questions surrounding the optimum process conditions for conversion of different feedstocks to bioenergy, the basis for choosing conversion technology, and what bioenergy products make economic sense. With chapters on the techno-economic analysis of biofuel production and concepts and step-by-step approaches in bioenergy processing, the objective of this book is to present a comprehensive and all-encompassing reference about bioenergy to students, teachers, researchers and professionals. Reviews all existing and emerging technologies surrounding the production of advanced biofuels, including biodiesel and bioethanol Includes biofuel applications with compatible global application case studies Offers new pathways for converting biomass

Handbook of Biofuels Production

Handbook of Biofuels Production
Author: Rafael Luque,Carol Sze Ki Lin,Karen Wilson,James Clark
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 770
Release: 2016-05-19
ISBN: 0081004567
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Biofuels Production Book Excerpt:

Handbook of Biofuels Production, Second Edition, discusses advanced chemical, biochemical, and thermochemical biofuels production routes that are fast being developed to address the global increase in energy usage. Research and development in this field is aimed at improving the quality and environmental impact of biofuels production, as well as the overall efficiency and output of biofuels production plants. The book provides a comprehensive and systematic reference on the range of biomass conversion processes and technology. Key changes for this second edition include increased coverage of emerging feedstocks, including microalgae, more emphasis on by-product valorization for biofuels’ production, additional chapters on emerging biofuel production methods, and discussion of the emissions associated with biofuel use in engines. The editorial team is strengthened by the addition of two extra members, and a number of new contributors have been invited to work with authors from the first edition to revise existing chapters, thus offering fresh perspectives. Provides systematic and detailed coverage of the processes and technologies being used for biofuel production Discusses advanced chemical, biochemical, and thermochemical biofuels production routes that are fast being developed to address the global increase in energy usage Reviews the production of both first and second generation biofuels Addresses integrated biofuel production in biorefineries and the use of waste materials as feedstocks

Practical Handbook on Biodiesel Production and Properties

Practical Handbook on Biodiesel Production and Properties
Author: Mushtaq Ahmad
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-08-09
ISBN: 9781138459830
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Handbook on Biodiesel Production and Properties Book Excerpt:

Biodiesel�a fuel substitute produced from vegetable oils, animal fats, or algae�is one of the most important renewable natural resources for agrarian countries. The justification for developing biodiesel as an alternate fuel is manifold, and rising crude oil prices and the vulnerability of energy security have made biodiesel necessary and inevitable. The Practical Handbook on Biodiesel Production and Properties has assembled and analyzed the recent trends of biodiesel research, production, and implementation. It includes practical guidance on the identification of plant resources and their distribution, botanical description, palynology, oil extraction, production process, and biodiesel yield.The production and usage of biodiesel will strengthen the agricultural sector, provide energy to remote areas without access to conventional energy, contribute towards economic development, and increase industrial activity. Drawing on both scientific and participatory processes, this book enables the successful utilization and commercialization of biofuel technology.

Handbook of Biofuels Production

Handbook of Biofuels Production
Author: Rafael Luque,James Clark
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2010-11-25
ISBN: 0857090496
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Biofuels Production Book Excerpt:

In response to the global increase in the use of biofuels as substitute transportation fuels, advanced chemical, biochemical and thermochemical biofuels production routes are fast being developed. Research and development in this field is aimed at improving the quality and environmental impact of biofuels production, as well as the overall efficiency and output of biofuels production plants. The range of biofuels has also increased to supplement bioethanol and biodiesel production, with market developments leading to the increased production and utilisation of such biofuels as biosyngas, biohydrogen and biobutanol, among others. Handbook of biofuels production provides a comprehensive and systematic reference on the range of biomass conversion processes and technology. Part one reviews the key issues in the biofuels production chain, including feedstocks, sustainability assessment and policy development. Part two reviews chemical and biochemical conversion and in turn Part three reviews thermal and thermo-chemical conversion, with both sections detailing the wide range of processes and technologies applicable to the production of first, second and third generation biofuels. Finally, Part four reviews developments in the integration of biofuels production, including biorefineries and by-product valorisation, as well as the utilisation of biofuels in diesel engines. With its distinguished international team of contributors, Handbook of biofuels production is a standard reference for biofuels production engineers, industrial chemists and biochemists, plant scientists, academics and researchers in this area. A comprehensive and systematic reference on the range of biomass conversion processes and technologies Addresses the key issues in the biofuels production chain, including feedstocks, sustainability assessment and policy development Reviews chemical and bio-chemical conversion techniques as well as thermal and thermo-chemical conversion, detailing the range of processes and technologies applicable to biofuels production

The Biodiesel Handbook

The Biodiesel Handbook
Author: Gerhard Knothe,Jürgen Krahl,Jon Van Gerpen
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2015-08-13
ISBN: 0983507260
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Biodiesel Handbook Book Excerpt:

The second edition of this invaluable handbook covers converting vegetable oils, animal fats, and used oils into biodiesel fuel. The Biodiesel Handbook delivers solutions to issues associated with biodiesel feedstocks, production issues, quality control, viscosity, stability, applications, emissions, and other environmental impacts, as well as the status of the biodiesel industry worldwide. Incorporates the major research and other developments in the world of biodiesel in a comprehensive and practical format Includes reference materials and tables on biodiesel standards, unit conversions, and technical details in four appendices Presents details on other uses of biodiesel and other alternative diesel fuels from oils and fats

Handbook on Biofuel Ethanol and Bioenergy Based Products Ethanol as Biofuel Methane Gas Biodiesel Biogas Biomass Gasification Bio Chemical Renewable Energy Clean Energy Activated Carbon Agricultural Residues Forestry Residues Animal Waste Wood Wastes Industrial Wastes Municipal Solid Wastes and Sewage with Machinery Manufacturing Process Equipment Details and Plant Layout

Handbook on Biofuel  Ethanol and Bioenergy Based Products  Ethanol as Biofuel  Methane Gas  Biodiesel  Biogas  Biomass Gasification  Bio Chemical  Renewable Energy  Clean Energy  Activated Carbon  Agricultural Residues  Forestry Residues  Animal Waste  Wood Wastes  Industrial Wastes  Municipal Solid Wastes and Sewage with Machinery  Manufacturing Process  Equipment Details and Plant Layout
Author: P. K. Chattopadhyay
Publsiher: ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS PRESS Inc.
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2022-01-12
ISBN: 8195370187
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook on Biofuel Ethanol and Bioenergy Based Products Ethanol as Biofuel Methane Gas Biodiesel Biogas Biomass Gasification Bio Chemical Renewable Energy Clean Energy Activated Carbon Agricultural Residues Forestry Residues Animal Waste Wood Wastes Industrial Wastes Municipal Solid Wastes and Sewage with Machinery Manufacturing Process Equipment Details and Plant Layout Book Excerpt:

Bioenergy is biofuel-derived energy. Biofuel is any fuel made from biomass, such as plant or algal matter or animal waste. Biofuel is considered a renewable energy source since the feedstock material can be easily renewed, unlike fossil fuels such as petroleum, coal, and natural gas. Ethanol is a naturally occurring result of plant fermentation that may also be made by hydrating ethylene. Ethanol is a widely used industrial chemical that is employed as a solvent, in the production of other organic compounds, and as a fuel additive (forming a mixture known as a gasohol). Many alcoholic beverages, such as beer, wine, and distilled spirits, include ethanol as a psychoactive element. Transportation fuels generated from biomass resources, such as ethanol and biomass-based diesel, are known as biofuels. Using ethanol or biodiesel reduces the use of crude oil-based gasoline and diesel, potentially lowering the amount of crude oil imported from other nations. The global biofuels market is expected to reach growth at 7.3% CAGR. Increasing demand for biofuels as automobile fuel owing to their environment friendly characteristic to mitigate greenhouse gas emission is expected to propel industry growth. The global ethanol fuel market is expected to reach growing at a CAGR of 6.7%. The demand for the product is driven by growing usage of the product as a biofuel. The bioenergy market is expected to register a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period. Bioenergy is one of the renewable energy sources globally. Increasing demand for energy, advancements in bioenergy conversion technologies, and increasing investment in bioenergy, and declining electricity generation costs from bioenergy facilities are expected to drive the market during the forecast period. The book covers a wide range of topics connected to Biofuel, Ethanol and Bioenergy Based Products, as well as their manufacturing processes. It also includes contact information for machinery suppliers, as well as images of equipment and plant layout. A complete guide on Biofuel, Ethanol and Bioenergy Based Products manufacture and entrepreneurship. This book serves as a one-stop shop for everything you need to know about the Biofuel, Ethanol and Bioenergy Based Products manufacturing industry, which is ripe with opportunity for manufacturers, merchants, and entrepreneurs. This is the only book that covers commercial Biofuel, Ethanol and Bioenergy Based Products in depth. From concept through equipment procurement, it is a veritable feast of how-to information.

The Biofuels Handbook

The Biofuels Handbook
Author: James G Speight
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-10-09
ISBN: 178262628X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Biofuels Handbook Book Excerpt:

Petroleum-based fuels are well-established products that have served industry and consumers for more than one hundred years. However petroleum, once considered inexhaustible, is now being depleted at a rapid rate. As the amount of available petroleum decreases, the need for alternative technologies to produce liquid fuels that could potentially help prolong the liquid fuels culture and mitigate the forthcoming effects of the shortage of transportation fuels is being sought. The dynamics are now coming into place for the establishment of a synthetic fuels industry; the processes for recovery of raw materials and processing options have to change to increase the efficiency of oil production and it is up to various levels of government not only to promote the establishment of such an industry but to recognise the need for available and variable technology. This timely handbook is written to assist the reader in understanding the options that available for the production of synthetic fuel from biological sources. Each chapter contains tables of the chemical and physical properties of the fuels and fuel sources. It is essential that the properties of such materials be presented in order to assist the researcher to understand the nature of the feedstocks as well as the nature of the products. If a product cannot be employed for its hope-for-use, it is not a desirable product and must be changed accordingly. Such plans can only be made when the properties of the original product are understood. The fuels considered include conventional and unconventional fuel sources; the production and properties of fuels from biomass, crops, wood, domestic and industrial waste and landfill gas.

Handbook on Biofuels

Handbook on Biofuels
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Arpel
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9789292481209
Category: Alcohol as fuel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook on Biofuels Book Excerpt:

The DBS Handbook of Biofuels

The DBS Handbook of Biofuels
Author: Sapna Varshney
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 708
Release: 2016
ISBN: 9789384229337
Category: Biomass energy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The DBS Handbook of Biofuels Book Excerpt:

Practical Handbook on Biodiesel Production and Properties

Practical Handbook on Biodiesel Production and Properties
Author: Mushtaq Ahmad,Mir Ajab Khan,Muhammad Zafar,Shazia Sultana
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 167
Release: 2012-09-25
ISBN: 1466507438
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Handbook on Biodiesel Production and Properties Book Excerpt:

Biodiesel—a fuel substitute produced from vegetable oils, animal fats, or algae—is one of the most important renewable natural resources for agrarian countries. The justification for developing biodiesel as an alternate fuel is manifold, and rising crude oil prices and the vulnerability of energy security have made biodiesel necessary and inevitable. The Practical Handbook on Biodiesel Production and Properties has assembled and analyzed the recent trends of biodiesel research, production, and implementation. It includes practical guidance on the identification of plant resources and their distribution, botanical description, palynology, oil extraction, production process, and biodiesel yield. The production and usage of biodiesel will strengthen the agricultural sector, provide energy to remote areas without access to conventional energy, contribute towards economic development, and increase industrial activity. Drawing on both scientific and participatory processes, this book enables the successful utilization and commercialization of biofuel technology.

Handbook of Plant Based Biofuels

Handbook of Plant Based Biofuels
Author: Ashok Pandey
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2008-09-26
ISBN: 0789038749
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Plant Based Biofuels Book Excerpt:

Explores Worldwide Trends Involving the Production and Use of Biofuels With the depletion of oil resources as well as the negative environmental impact of fossil fuels, there is much interest in alternative energy sources. Focusing on some of the most important alternate energy sources for the foreseeable future, the Handbook of Plant-

Handbook of Bioenergy and Biofuels

Handbook of Bioenergy and Biofuels
Author: V. K. Mutha
Publsiher: SBS Publishers
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9789380090078
Category: Biomass energy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Bioenergy and Biofuels Book Excerpt:

Bioenergy is renewable energy made available from materials derived from biological sources. It is a synonym to biofuel, which is fuel derived from biological sources. In sum, bioenergy is the energy extracted from the biomass, as the biomass is the fuel and the bioenergy is the energy contained in the fuel. As a fuel it may include wood, wood waste, straw, manure, and many other by-products from a variety of agricultural processes. Bioenergy is expected to become one of the key energy resources for global sustainable development. The purpose of this publication is also to evaluate global bioenergy potential, production process and technological innovations required for making it cheap and affordable. This Handbook tries to create an all-round understanding of bioenergy/biofuel and provides readers with an integrated perspective on the subject. Recent global trends in biofuel energy production, technologies used and extent of regional/national shares are analysed in detail. Types of food and non-food bioenergy crops are outlined in detail. Production processes and technologies used for biogas, biohydrogen and allied fuels are discussed. Siloxane, photohydrogen, biogasoline, butanol fuel, methanol fuel and alcohol fuel are elaborated upon briefly. The culture process and production technology involved in algal and other microbial fuel are also described in brief.

Handbook of Biodiesel and Petrodiesel Fuels Set

Handbook of Biodiesel and Petrodiesel Fuels Set
Author: Ozcan Konur
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1230
Release: 2021-03-29
ISBN: 9780367456139
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Biodiesel and Petrodiesel Fuels Set Book Excerpt:

This handbook covers the major research streams on both petrodiesel and biodiesel fuels, building on original research in indexed journal literature published during the last half-century in three volumes. Each volume presents chapters on biodiesel fuels at the macro level including introductory chapters for the handbook at large, case studies of biodiesel fuels at the micro level, and petrodiesel fuels, respectively. There are four parts in the first volume, with chapters focusing on the introductory chapters for the handbook, biooils, biodiesel fuels, and biodiesel fuel wastes (glycerol). The four parts in the second volume focus on biodiesel fuels based on the four generations of feedstocks: edible feedstocks, nonedible feedstocks, waste feedstocks, and algae. Finally, the final volume focuses on crude oils, petrodiesel fuels in general, emissions of petrodiesel fuels, and impact of petrodiesel fuels on human health. Covers the major research streams on both the petrodiesel and biodiesel fuels in three volumes building on the original research in the indexed journal literature published during the last half-century. Examines biooils (production, properties, and upgrading), biodiesel production, biodiesel properties and characterization, biodiesel performance and emissions, biodiesel catalysts, and biodiesel wastes (glycerol applications in biohydrogen production, propanediol production). Discusses health impacts of biodiesel fuels at the macro-level for biodiesel fuels. Presents case studies on biodiesel production from edible feedstocks such as soybean oils, nonedible feedstocks such as jatropha oils, wastes such as waste cooking oils, and algae such as oils from Chlorella at the micro-level for biodiesel fuels in the second volume. Reviews desulfurization of petrodiesel fuels, diesel engines, performance and emissions of petrodiesel fuels, health impact of petrodiesel fuels, biodegradation of petrodiesel fuels in soils, electricity production by petrodiesel fuels, and crude oils (production, properties and characterization, spills and biodegradation, refining and wastewater treatment, health impact of crude oil exposure). Ozcan Konur is both a materials scientist and social scientist by training. He has published around 200 journal papers, book chapters, and conference papers. He has focused on the bioenergy and biofuels in recent years. In 2018, he edited Bioenergy and Biofuels, that brought together the work of over 30 experts in their respective field. He also edited the Handbook of Algal Science, Technology, and Medicine with a strong section on the algal biofuels in 2020.

Petrodiesel Fuels

Petrodiesel Fuels
Author: Ozcan Konur
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2021-05-06
ISBN: 100034858X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Petrodiesel Fuels Book Excerpt:

This third volume of the handbook presents a representative sample of the population papers in the field of petrodiesel fuels. Following the substantial public concerns on the adverse impact of the emissions from petrodiesel fuels on the environment and human health, the research has intensified in the areas related to the reduction of these adverse effects. Thus, bioremediation of spills from crude oils and petrodiesel fuels at sea and soils as well as desulfurization of petrodiesel fuels have emerged as publicly important research areas. Similarly, the emissions from diesel fuel exhausts, due to their adverse effects on both human health and environment, have been researched more in recent years. These emissions cover particulate emissions, aerosol emissions, and NOx emissions. Research on the adverse impact of petrodiesel fuel exhaust emissions on human health has primarily progressed along the lines of respiratory illnesses, cancer, and other illnesses, such as cardiovascular illnesses, brain illnesses, and reproductive system illnesses, through human, animal, and in vitro studies. It is clear that these illnesses caused by the petrodiesel fuel exhaust emissions have been one of the most significant reasons to develop alternative biodiesel fuels. Part IX presents a representative sample of the population papers in the field of crude oils covering major research fronts. It covers crude oil spills in general, crude oil spills and their cleanup, properties and removal of crude oils, biodegradation of crude oil-contaminated soils, and crude oil recovery besides an overview paper. Part X presents a representative sample of the population papers in the field of petrodiesel fuels in general covering major research fronts. It covers combustion of biodiesel fuels in diesel engines, bioremediation of biodiesel fuel-contaminated soils, biodiesel power generation, and desulfurization of diesel fuels besides an overview paper. Part XI presents a representative sample of the population papers in the field of emissions from petrodiesel fuels covering major research fronts. It covers diesel emission mitigation, diesel particulate emissions, and diesel NOx emissions, besides an overview paper. Part XII presents a representative sample of the population papers in the field of the health impact of the emissions from petrodiesel fuels covering major research fronts. It covers respiratory illnesses, cancer, cardiovascular, brain, and reproductive system illnesses, besides an overview paper. This book will be useful to academics and professionals in the fields of Energy Fuels, Public Environmental Occupational Health, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Immunology, Respiratory System, Allergy, and Oncology. Ozcan Konur is both a materials scientist and social scientist by training. He has published around 200 journal papers, book chapters, and conference papers. He has focused on the bioenergy and biofuels in recent years. In 2018, he edited Bioenergy and Biofuels, which brought together the work of over 30 experts in their respective field. He also edited the Handbook of Algal Science, Technology, and Medicine with a strong section on the algal biofuels in 2020.

Handbook of Algal Biofuels

Handbook of Algal Biofuels
Author: Mostafa El-Sheekh,Abd El-Fatah Abomohra
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 702
Release: 2021-12-10
ISBN: 0128241810
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Algal Biofuels Book Excerpt:

Handbook of Algal Biofuels: Aspects of Cultivation, Conversion and Biorefinery comprehensively covers the cultivation, harvesting, conversion and utilization of algae for biofuels. Section cover algal diversity and composition, micro- and macroalgal diversity, classification and composition, their cultivation, biotechnological applications, and their current use in industry in biofuels and value-added products. Other sections address algal biofuel production, presenting detailed guidelines and protocols for the production of biodiesel, biogas, bioethanol, biobutanol and biohydrogen, along with thermochemical conversation techniques and integrated approaches for enhanced biofuel production. This book offers an all-in-one resource for researchers, graduate students and industry professionals working in the area of biofuels and phycology. It will be of interest to engineers working in Renewable Energy, Bioenergy and alternative fuels, Biotechnology, and Chemical Engineering. Provides complete coverage of the biofuel production process, from cultivation to biorefinery Includes a detailed discussion of process intensification, lifecycle analysis and biofuel byproducts Describes key aspects of algal diversity and composition, including their cultivation, harvesting and advantages over conventional biomass

Handbook of Algal Technologies and Phytochemicals

Handbook of Algal Technologies and Phytochemicals
Author: Gokare A. Ravishankar,Ranga Rao Ambati
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2019-07-12
ISBN: 0429609175
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Algal Technologies and Phytochemicals Book Excerpt:

Key Features The most comprehensive resource available on the biodiversity of algal species, their industrial production processes and their use for human consumption in food, health and varied applications. Emphasis on basic and applied research, addressing aspects of scale-up for commercial exploitation for the development of novel phytochemicals (phytochemicals from algae). Addresses the underexplored and underutilized potential of chemicals from marine sources for health benefits. Each chapter, written by expert contributors from around the world, includes a Dictionary of Terms, Key Facts, Summary Points, Figures and Tables, as well as up-to-date references. The second book in this two-volume set explores phycoremedation applications, and the sustainable use of algae for biofuels and other products of economic value. It also looks at aspects such as macro- and micro algal impact on marine ecosystem and remote sensing of algal blooms. The commercial value of chemicals of value to food and health is about $6 billion annually, of which 30 percent relates to micro and macro algal metabolites and products for health food applications. As a whole, the two volumes explore the aspects of diversity of micro and macro algal forms, their traditional uses; their constituents which are of value for food, feed, specialty chemicals, bioactive compounds for novel applications, and bioenergy molecules. Bio-business and the market share of algae-based products are also dealt with, providing global perspectives.

Sustainable Biofuels

Sustainable Biofuels
Author: Ramesh C. Ray
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2021-04-08
ISBN: 0128223928
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Biofuels Book Excerpt:

Sustainable Biofuels: Opportunities and challenges, a volume in the “Applied Biotechnology Reviews series, explores the state-of-the-art in research and applied technology for the conversion of all types of biofuels. Its chapters span a broad spectrum of knowledge, from fundamentals and technical aspects to optimization, combinations, economics, and environmental aspects. They cover various facets of research, production, and commercialization of bioethanol, biodiesel, biomethane, biohydrogen, biobutanol, and biojet fuel. This book discusses biochemical, thermochemical, and hydrothermal conversion of unconventional feedstocks, including the role of biotechnology applications to achieve efficiency and competitiveness. Through case studies, techno-economic analysis and sustainability assessment, including life cycle assessment, it goes beyond technical aspects to provides actual resources for better decision-making during the development of commercially viable technology by researchers, PhD students, and practitioners in the field of bioenergy. It is also a useful resource for those in adjacent areas, such as biotechnology, industrial microbiology, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, and sustainability science, who are working on solutions for the bioeconomy. The ability to compare different technologies and their outcome that this book provides is also beneficial for energy analysts, consultants, planners, and policy-makers. The “Applied Biotechnology Reviews series highlights current development and research in biotechnology-related fields, combining in single-volume works the theoretical aspects and real-world applications for better decision-making. Covers current technologies and advancements in biochemical, thermochemical, and hydrothermal conversion methods for production of various types of biofuels from conventional and nonconventional feedstock Examines biotechnology processes, including genetic engineering of microorganisms and substrates, applied to biofuel production Bridges the gap between technology development and prospects of commercialization of bioprocesses, including policy and economics of biofuel production, biofuel value chains, and how to accomplish cost-competitive results and sustainable development

Handbook of Bioenergy Economics and Policy

Handbook of Bioenergy Economics and Policy
Author: Madhu Khanna,Jürgen Scheffran,David Zilberman
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 439
Release: 2009-12-02
ISBN: 9781441903693
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Bioenergy Economics and Policy Book Excerpt:

Concerns about energy security, uncertainty about oil prices, declining oil reserves, and global climate change are fueling a shift towards bioenergy as a renewable alternative to fossil fuels. Public policies and private investments around the globe are aiming to increase local capacity to produce biofuels. A key constraint to the expansion of biofuel production is the limited amount of land available to meet the needs for fuel, feed, and food in the coming decades. Large-scale biofuel production raises concerns about food versus fuel tradeoffs, about demands for natural resources such as water, and about potential impacts on environmental quality. The book is organized into five parts. The introductory part provides a context for the emerging economic and policy challenges related to bioenergy and the motivations for biofuels as an energy source. The second part of the handbook includes chapters that examine the implications of expanded production of first generation biofuels for the allocation of land between food and fuel and for food/feed prices and trade in biofuels as well as the potential for technology improvements to mitigate the food vs. fuel competition for land. Chapters in the third part examine the infrastructural and logistical challenges posed by large scale biofuel production and the factors that will influence the location of biorefineries and the mix of feedstocks they use. The fourth part includes chapters that examine the environmental implications of biofuels, their implications for the design of policies and the unintended environmental consequences of existing biofuel policies. The final part presents economic analysis of the market, social welfare, and distributional effects of biofuel policies.

Biomass Biofuels Biochemicals

Biomass  Biofuels  Biochemicals
Author: Ashok Pandey,Christian Larroche,Edgard Gnansounou,Samir Kumar Khanal,Claude-Gilles Dussap,Steven Ricke
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 886
Release: 2019-06-06
ISBN: 0128173114
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomass Biofuels Biochemicals Book Excerpt:

Biomass, Biofuels, Biochemicals: Biofuels: Alternative Feedstocks and Conversion Processes for the Production of Liquid and Gaseous Biofuels, Second Edition, provides general information, basic data and knowledge on one of the most promising renewable energy sources—liquid and gaseous biofuels—and their production and application. The book delineates green technologies for abating environmental crisis and enabling the transformation into a sustainable future. It provides date-based scientific information on the most advanced and innovative technology on biofuels, as well as the process scale-up and commercialization of various liquid and gaseous biofuels, detailing the functional mechanisms involved, various operational configurations, influencing factors and integration strategies. All chapters have been updated, with new chapters covering topics of current interest, including sustainability and biohydrogen. Presents a holistic view of biofuels in research, operation, scale-up and application Widens the scope of the existing technologies, providing state-of-the-art information and knowledge Provides strategic integrations of various bioprocesses that are essential in establishing a circular biorefinery Contains interdisciplinary knowledge on the environment, molecular biology, engineering, biotechnology, microbiology and economic aspects Integrates various subjects, including biotechnology, bioengineering, molecular biology, environmental science, sustainability science and chemical engineering

Biofuels Handbook Feedstocks Processes and Commerical Applications

Biofuels Handbook  Feedstocks  Processes and Commerical Applications
Author: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-10
ISBN: 9780123971807
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biofuels Handbook Feedstocks Processes and Commerical Applications Book Excerpt: