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Biofuel Technologies

Recent Developments

Gupta, Vijai Kumar, Tuohy, Maria G. (Eds.)

2013, XVII, 534 p. 93 illus., 44 illus. in color.

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  • Written by experts
  • Richly illustrated
  • Of interest to both experienced researchers and beginners in the field

Biofuels are considered to be the main potential replacement for fossil fuels in the near future. In this book international experts present recent advances in biofuel research and related technologies. Topics include biomethane and biobutanol production, microbial fuel cells, feedstock production, biomass pre-treatment, enzyme hydrolysis, genetic manipulation of microbial cells and their application in the biofuels industry, bioreactor systems, and economical processing technologies for biofuel residues. The chapters provide concise information to help understand the technology-related implications of biofuels development. Moreover, recent updates on biofuel feedstocks, biofuel types, associated co- and byproducts and their applications are highlighted. The book addresses the needs of postgraduate researchers and scientists across diverse disciplines and industrial sectors in which biofuel technologies and related research and experimentation are pursued.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » bioconversion - biodiesel - bioenergy - bioethanol - biofuels - biohydrogen - biomass - biomethane - microbial fuel cells

Related subjects » Agriculture - Biotechnology - Energy Technology - Microbiology

Table of contents 

Part I: Sustainability and Technical Challenges

1 Fermentable Sugars from Ligno-cellulosic Biomass: Technical Challenges

Ravichandra Potumarthi, Rama Raju Baadhe and Sankar Bhattacharya

2 Sustainability Assessment of Palm Biodiesel Production in Thailand

Thapat Silalertruksa and  Shabbir H. Gheewala

Part II: Pretreatment Technologies

3 Progress in Physical and Chemical Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass

Keikhosor Karimi, Marzieh Shafiei and Rajeev Kumar

4 Acid Pretreatment Technologies and SEM Analysis of Treated Grass Biomass in Biofuel Processing

Anthonia O’Donovan, Vijai K. Gupta, Jessica M. Coyne and Maria G. Tuohy

Part III: Conversion Technologies

5 The Role of Fungal Enzymes in Global Biofuel Production Technologies

Jessica M. Coyne, Vijai K. Gupta, Anthonia O’ Donovon and Maria G. Tuohy

6 Progress on Enzymatic Saccharification Technologies for Biofuels Production

Pablo Alvira, Mercedes Ballesteros and María José Negro

7 Microbial Glycoside Hydrolases for Biomass Utilization in Biofuels Applications

Gashaw Mamo, Reza Faryar and  Eva Nordberg Karlsson

8 Developing Cellulolytic Organisms for Consolidated Bioprocessing of Lignocellulosics

Willem H. van Zyl, Riaan den Haan and  Daniel C. la Grange

Part IV: Biofuel Resources

9 Potential Bio-resources as Future Sources of Biofuels Production: An Overview

L. Veeranjaneya Reddy

10 Second Generation Bio-ethanol and Renewable Chemicals from Lignocellulosics

Sudip Kumar Rakshit

Part V: Biofuels, Co-products and Associated Technologies

11 Fermentative Bio-hydrogen Production using Microbial Consortia

Radhika Singh

12 Bio-hydrogen As Biofuel: Future Prospects and Avenues for Improvements

Jahangir Imam, Puneet Kumar Singh and Pratyoosh Shukla

13 Biohydrogen Production From Microalgae

Dheeraj Rathore and Anoop Singh

14 Microbial Fuel Cells for Sustainable Bioenergy Generation: Principles and Perspective Applications

S. Venkata Mohan, S. Srikanth, G. Velvizhi and M. Lenin Babu

15 Biomethanation Potential of Biological and Other Wastes

J.C. Costa, D.Z. Sousa, M.A. Pereira, A.J.M. Stams and M.M. Alves

16 Production of Bioethanol from Biomass: An  Overview

Óscar J. Sánchez and Sandra Montoya

17 Biobutanol Production from Biomass

Johanna Niemistö, Paula Saavalainen, Ritva Isomäki, Tanja Kolli, Mika Huuhtanen, and Riitta L. Keiski

18 Life-cycle Environmental Impacts of Biofuels and Co-products

Matthew Borkowski, Gregory Zaimes and Vikas Khanna

19 The Principle and Applications of Bioelectrochemical Systems

Zhiyong (Jason) Ren

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