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Chemistry - Biotechnology | Sustainability of Biofuel Production from Oil Palm Biomass

Sustainability of Biofuel Production from Oil Palm Biomass

Lee, Keat Teong, Ofori-Boateng, Cynthia

2013, XX, 323 p. 68 illus., 5 illus. in color.

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  • Elaborates the thermodynamic feasibility which describes the quality and quantity of energy and materials used in the production of biofuels
  • Describes the sustainability assessment of all the production processes involved in biofuel production from oil palm biomass beginning from feedstock cultivation to waste management
  • Addresses sustainable utilization of oil palm wastes as a means of adding economic, environmental and social values to the oil palm biomass
This book evaluates and discusses the main sustainability challenges encountered in the production of biofuel and bio-products from oil palm biomass. It starts off with the emphasis on oil palm production, oil palm products recovery and oil palm wastes utilization. The simultaneous production of these bio-products for sustainable development is discussed. This is followed by the key factors defining the sustainability of biofuel and bio-product production from oil palm biomass. The environmental issues including ecological, life cycle assessment and environmental impact assessment of oil palm plantation, milling and refining for the production of biofuels and bio-products are presented. Socio-economic and thermodynamic analysis of the production processes are also evaluated using various sustainability assessment tools such as exergy. Lastly, methods of improving biofuel production systems for sustainable development are highlighted.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Exergy Sustainability Assessment - Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) - Oil Palm Biofuels - Oil Palm Biomass - Oil Palm Bioproducts - Oil Palm Wastes - Sustainable Biofuel Production

Related subjects » Biotechnology - Policy, Economics, Management & Transport - Pollution and Remediation

Table of contents 

Part 1: Biofuels and Sustainable Development.- Introduction to Sustainability of Biofuels Towards Sustainable Development .- Biofuels: Production Technologies, Global Profile and  Market Potentials.- Part 2: Biofuels Production from Oil Palm Biomass and Sustainable Development.- Oil Palm Biomass as Feedstock for Biofuel Production.- Production of Palm Biofuels Towards Sustainable Development.- Part 3: Sustainability Assessment of Biofuel Production from Oil Palm Biomass.- Environmental Sustainability Assessment of Biofuels Production From Oil Palm Biomass.- Economic Sustainability Assessment of Biofuels Production from Oil Palm Biomass.- Thermodynamic Sustainability Assessment of Biofuels Production from Oil Palm Biomass.- Social and Policy Issues Affecting the Sustainability of Palm Biofuels Production.

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Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India

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