Sustainable Biofuels Development in India

Sustainable Biofuels Development in India
Author: Anuj K. Chandel,Rajeev K. Sukumaran
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 557
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN: 3319502190
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Biofuels Development in India Book Excerpt:

This book will provide assistance to the broad range of readers involved in the crude oil import and production; renewable energy production; biomass analysis and bioconversion; greenhouse gas emissions; techno-economic analysis and government policies for implementing biofuels in India. This book presents important aspects on the large scale production of biofuels following a bio-refinery concept and its commercialization and sustainability issues. Hence, it is a useful resource to policy makers, policy analysts, techno-economic analysts and business managers who deal with commercialization and implementation of bio-based energy and other value-added products. The following features of this book attribute its distinctiveness: As a first uniquely focused scientific and technical literature on bioenergy production in the context of India. To its coverage of technological updates on biomass collection, storage and use, biomass processing, microbial fermentation, catalysis, regeneration, solar energy and monitoring of renewable energy and recovery process. To the technical, policy analysis, climate change, geo-political analysis of bioenergy and green transportation fuels at industrial scale.

Are biofuels sustainable

Are biofuels sustainable
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Environmental Audit Committee
Publsiher: The Stationery Office
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2008-01-21
ISBN: 9780215038166
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Are biofuels sustainable Book Excerpt:

Are biofuels Sustainable? : First report of session 2007-08, Vol. 2: Oral and written Evidence

Sustainable Development of Algal Biofuels in the United States

Sustainable Development of Algal Biofuels in the United States
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Board on Energy and Environmental Systems,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Committee on the Sustainable Development of Algal Biofuels
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2012-12-18
ISBN: 0309260353
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Development of Algal Biofuels in the United States Book Excerpt:

Biofuels made from algae are gaining attention as a domestic source of renewable fuel. However, with current technologies, scaling up production of algal biofuels to meet even 5 percent of U.S. transportation fuel needs could create unsustainable demands for energy, water, and nutrient resources. Continued research and development could yield innovations to address these challenges, but determining if algal biofuel is a viable fuel alternative will involve comparing the environmental, economic and social impacts of algal biofuel production and use to those associated with petroleum-based fuels and other fuel sources. Sustainable Development of Algal Biofuels was produced at the request of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Biofuels and Sustainability

Biofuels and Sustainability
Author: Kazuhiko Takeuchi,Hideaki Shiroyama,Osamu Saito,Masahiro Matsuura
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2018-07-13
ISBN: 4431548955
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biofuels and Sustainability Book Excerpt:

This open access book presents a comprehensive analysis of biofuel use strategies from an interdisciplinary perspective using sustainability science. This interdisciplinary perspective (social science-natural science) means that the strategies and policy options proposed will have significant impacts on the economy and society alike. Biofuels are expected to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, revitalizing economies in agricultural communities and alleviating poverty. However, despite these anticipated benefits, international organizations such as the FAO, OECD and UN have published reports expressing concerns that biofuel promotion may lead to deforestation, water pollution and water shortages. The impacts of biofuel use are extensive, cross-sectoral and complex, and as such, comprehensive analyses are required in order to assess the extent to which biofuels can contribute to sustainable societies. Applying interdisciplinary sustainability science concepts and methodologies, the book helps to enhance the establishment of a sustainable society as well as the development of appropriate responses to a global need for urgent action on current issues related to biofuels.

Social sustainability of EU approved voluntary schemes for biofuels Implications for rural livelihoods

Social sustainability of EU approved voluntary schemes for biofuels  Implications for rural livelihoods
Author: German, L., Schoneveld, G.
Publsiher: CIFOR
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biomass energy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social sustainability of EU approved voluntary schemes for biofuels Implications for rural livelihoods Book Excerpt:

Biotechnology for Biofuels A Sustainable Green Energy Solution

Biotechnology for Biofuels  A Sustainable Green Energy Solution
Author: Nitish Kumar
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-05-16
ISBN: 9811537615
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biotechnology for Biofuels A Sustainable Green Energy Solution Book Excerpt:

The depletion of petroleum-derived fuel and environmental concerns have prompted many millennials to consider biofuels as alternative fuel sources. But completely replacing petroleum-derived fuels with biofuels is currently impossible in terms of production capacity and engine compatibility. Nevertheless, the marginal replacement of diesel with biofuel could delay the depletion of petroleum resources and abate the radical climate change caused by automotive pollutants. Energy security and climate change are the two major driving forces for worldwide biofuel development, and also have the potential to stimulate the agro-industry. The development of biofuels as alternative and renewable sources of energy has become critical in national efforts towards maximum self-reliance, the cornerstone of our energy security strategy. At the same time, the production of biofuels from various types of biomass such as plants, microbes, algae and fungi is now an ecologically viable and sustainable option. This book describes the biotechnological advances in biofuel production from various sources, while also providing essential information on the genetic improvement of biofuel sources at both the conventional and genomic level. These innovations and the corresponding methodologies are explained in detail.

Biofuels for a More Sustainable Future

Biofuels for a More Sustainable Future
Author: Jingzheng Ren,Antonio Scipioni,Alessandro Manzardo,Hanwei Liang
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2019-08-20
ISBN: 0128155825
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biofuels for a More Sustainable Future Book Excerpt:

Biofuels for a More Sustainable Future: Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment and Multi-criteria Decision Making provides a comprehensive sustainability analysis of biofuels based on life cycle thinking and develops various multi-dimensional decision-making techniques for prioritizing biofuel production technologies. Taking a transversal approach, the book combines life cycle sustainability assessment, life cycle assessment, life cycle costing analysis, social life cycle assessment, sustainability metrics, triple bottom line, operations research methods, and supply chain design for investigating the critical factors and key enablers that influence the sustainable development of biofuel industry. This book will equip researchers and policymakers in the energy sector with the scientific methodology and metrics needed to develop strategies for viable sustainability transition. It will be a key resource for students, researchers and practitioners seeking to deepen their knowledge on energy planning and current and future trends of biofuel as an alternative fuel. Provides an innovative approach to promoting sustainable development in biofuel production by linking supply chain design and decision support with the life cycle perspective Features case studies and examples that illustrate the theory and methods developed Includes material on corporate social responsibility and economic analysis of biofuels that is highly useful to policy-makers and administrators in both government and enterprise sectors

Bioenergy for Sustainable Development in Africa

Bioenergy for Sustainable Development in Africa
Author: Rainer Janssen,Dominik Rutz
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2011-11-03
ISBN: 9789400721814
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioenergy for Sustainable Development in Africa Book Excerpt:

The work builds on the results of the COMPETE Bioenergy Competence Platform for Africa, which was supported by the European Commission and coordinated by WIP Renewable Energies, Germany. The five sections cover biomass production and use, biomass technologies and markets in Africa, biomass policies, sustainability, and financial and socio-economic issues. This valuable work is, in effect, a single-source treatment of a key energy sector in a part of the world which still has a lot of unrealised potential for development.

Sustainable Development of Biofuels in Latin America and the Caribbean

Sustainable Development of Biofuels in Latin America and the Caribbean
Author: Barry D. Solomon,Robert Bailis
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2013-10-30
ISBN: 1461492750
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Development of Biofuels in Latin America and the Caribbean Book Excerpt:

This book examines recent developments in Latin American biofuel production. Taking “sustainable development” as a central theme, each chapter considers one country in the region and explores how biofuel production is evolving given concerns about food sovereignty, trade and other social issues. Environmental conservation, as well as an increasingly complex and globalized economic structure, Is also taken into account. The contributions to this volume critically explore the ways in which biofuel production in Latin America impact social, economic and environmental systems: the so-called “three pillars of sustainability". Numerous stakeholders, drawn from government, industry, civil society and academia have attempted to define “Sustainable Development” in the context of biofuel production and to operationalize it through a series of principles, criteria, and highly specific indicators. Nevertheless, it remains a fluid and contested concept with deep political and social ramifications, which each chapter explores in detail.

Increasing Feedstock Production for Biofuels

Increasing Feedstock Production for Biofuels
Author: Gale Buchanan
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2010-10
ISBN: 1437921078
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Increasing Feedstock Production for Biofuels Book Excerpt:

A large expansion in ethanol production, along with research and innovation to develop second-generation biofuels, is underway in the U.S., spurred by volatile oil prices and energy policies. This increased focus on ethanol and other biofuels is an important element of U.S. economic, energy, environmental, and national security policies. This report will inform research recommendations to address the constraints surrounding availability of biomass feedstocks. To meet this goal, an economic assessment, which links to an analysis of the consequences for greenhouse gas emissions and sustainability, has been developed that encompasses feedstock production from agriculture and forestry sources. Illustrations.

Expanding Biofuel Production and the Transition to Advanced Biofuels

Expanding Biofuel Production and the Transition to Advanced Biofuels
Author: National Research Council,Policy and Global Affairs,Science and Technology for Sustainability Program
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2010-04-30
ISBN: 030914714X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Expanding Biofuel Production and the Transition to Advanced Biofuels Book Excerpt:

While energy prices, energy security, and climate change are front and center in the national media, these issues are often framed to the exclusion of the broader issue of sustainability--ensuring that the production and use of biofuels do not compromise the needs of future generations by recognizing the need to protect life-support systems, promote economic growth, and improve societal welfare. Thus, it is important to understand the effects of biofuel production and use on water quality and quantity, soils, wildlife habitat and biodiversity, greenhouse gas emissions, air quality, public health, and the economic viability of rural communities.

The Law and Policy of Biofuels

The Law and Policy of Biofuels
Author: Yves Le Bouthillier,Annette Cowie,Paul Martin,Heather McLeod-Kilmurray
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2016-05-27
ISBN: 1782544550
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Law and Policy of Biofuels Book Excerpt:

In the last twenty years the biofuels industry has developed rapidly in many regions of the world. This book provides an in-depth and critical study of the law and policies in many of the key biofuels producing countries, such as Brazil, China, the US, as well as the EU, and a number of other countries where this industry is quickly developing. The multidisciplinary contributors examine the roles of the public and private sectors in the governance of biofuels. They propose recommendations for more effective and efficient biofuel policies.

Sustainable Biofuels

Sustainable Biofuels
Author: Ajay Kumar Bhardwaj,Terenzio Zenone,Jiquan Chen
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2015-04-24
ISBN: 3110381338
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Biofuels Book Excerpt:

With oil resources approaching their limits, biofuels have become increasingly attractive. This book provides a detailed description of the ecological implications of second and third generation biofuel feedstock production systems, beginning with an introduction to the importance of ecological sustainability alongside economic viability. The book is divided into sections describing theoretical foundation and benefits of various biofuel cropping systems, and providing a description of practical ecological limitations to achieve those fundamental benefits. The book covers such critical issues as greenhouse gas emissions, carbon balance, water cycle components, other biogeochemical and socioeconomic interactions alongside life cycle analysis principals for achieving sustainability. These are some of the most important sustainability, environmental and economic issues which biofuel industry and scientific community is seeking answers to.

Creating Sustainable Bioeconomies

Creating Sustainable Bioeconomies
Author: Ivar Virgin,E. Jane Morris
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2016-08-25
ISBN: 1317594428
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating Sustainable Bioeconomies Book Excerpt:

The growing global demand for food, feed and bio-based renewable material is changing the conditions for agricultural production worldwide. At the same time, revolutionary achievements in the field of biosciences are contributing to a transition whereby bio-based alternatives for energy and materials are becoming more competitive. Creating Sustainable Bioeconomies explores the prospects for biosciences and how its innovation has the potential to help countries in the North (Europe) and the South (Africa) to move towards resource efficient agriculture and sustainable bioeconomies. Throughout the book, the situations of Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa will be compared and contrasted, and opportunities for mutual learning and collaboration are explored. The chapters have been written by high profile authors and deal with a wide range of issues affecting the development of bioeconomies on both continents. This book compares and contrasts the situations of these two regions as they endeavour to develop knowledge based bioeconomies. This volume is suitable for those who are interested in ecological economics, development economics and environmental economics. It also provides action plans assisting policy-makers in both areas to support the transition to knowledge based and sustainable bioeconomies.

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

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

Bioenergy and Biofuels

Bioenergy and Biofuels
Author: Ozcan Konur
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 485
Release: 2018-01-02
ISBN: 1138032824
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioenergy and Biofuels Book Excerpt:

This book aims to inform readers about the recent developments in bioenergy and biofuels covering current issues from an interdisciplinary approach. It will also feature coverage of anticipated future trends related to each particular biofuel. Chapters will consist of original research presented by world class experts in their respective fields. A number of interdisciplinary areas will be incorporated such as Energy & Fuels, Biotechology, Genomics, Economics, Optimization, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Algae Science. Examples will relate to a matrix of biofuel and energy types such as bioethanol, biobutanol, and biomethane.

Climate change and sustainable development

Climate change and sustainable development
Author: Thomas Potthast,Simon Meisch
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2012-08-13
ISBN: 9086867537
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate change and sustainable development Book Excerpt:

Climate change is a major framing condition for sustainable development of agriculture and food. Global food production is a major contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions and at the same time it is among the sectors worst affected by climate change. This book brings together a multidisciplinary group of authors exploring the ethical dimensions of climate change and food. Conceptual clarifications provide a necessary basis for putting sustainable development into practice. Adaptation and mitigation demand altering both agricultural and consumption practices. Intensive vs. extensive production is reassessed with regard to animal welfare, efficiency and environmental implications. Property rights pay an ever-increasing role, as do shifting land-use practices, agro-energy, biotechnology, food policy to green consumerism. And, last but not least, tools are suggested for teaching agricultural and food ethics. Notwithstanding the plurality of ethical analyses and their outcome, it becomes apparent that governance of agri-food is faced by new needs and new approaches of bringing in the value dimension much more explicitly. This book is intended to serve as a stimulating collection that will contribute to debate and reflection on the sustainable future of agriculture and food production in the face of global change.

Biomass Biofuels Biochemicals

Biomass  Biofuels  Biochemicals
Author: Sunita Varjani,Ashok Pandey,Thallada Bhaskar,S.Venkata Mohan,Daniel C.W. Tsang
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2021-12-04
ISBN: 0323910467
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomass Biofuels Biochemicals Book Excerpt:

Biomass, Biofuels, Biochemicals: Circular Bioeconomy: Technologies for Biofuels and Biochemicals provides comprehensive information on strategies and approaches that facilitate the integration of technologies for the production of bio-based fuels, chemicals and other value-added products from wastes with waste biorefinery concepts and green strategies. The book also covers lifecycle assessment and techno-economic analyses of integrated biorefineries within a circular bioeconomy framework. As there has been continual research on new designs in production and consumerist approaches as we move towards sustainable development by scientists of various disciplines, law makers, environmental activists and industrialists, this book provides the latest details. Resources consumption and environment degradation necessitates a transition of our linear economy towards sustainable social and technical systems. As fossil resources are only projected to fulfill the needs of the population for the next couple of centuries, new tactics and standards must be created to ensure future success. Covers recent developments and perspectives on biofuels and chemicals production Provides the latest on the integration of technologies and processes for biofuels and chemicals production Paves a way forward roadmap to achieve Sustainable Development Goals Covers recent developments in lifecycle assessment and techno economic analysis using a waste biorefinery approach

Avoiding deforestation in the context of biofuel feedstock expansion An analysis of the effectiveness of market based instruments

Avoiding deforestation in the context of biofuel feedstock expansion  An analysis of the effectiveness of market based instruments
Author: Pablo Pacheco,Laura German,Jan Willem van Gelder,Katinka Weinberger,Manuel Guariguata
Publsiher: CIFOR
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2011-09-23
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biomass energy industries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Avoiding deforestation in the context of biofuel feedstock expansion An analysis of the effectiveness of market based instruments Book Excerpt: