Advances in Biofuels

Editors: Ravindra, Pogaku, Sarbatly, Rosalam Hj. (Eds.)

  • Timely publication about energy and the environment
  • Displays improved techniques for extracting energy from biomass (cheaper, more efficient, less, waste)
  • Written for students but suitable for the interested lay reader
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About this book

​Biofuels will play a key role in the 21st century as the world faces two critical problems; volatile fuel prices and global climatic changes. Both of these are linked to the overdependence on the fossil fuels: petroleum, natural gas, and coal. Transportation is almost totally dependent on petroleum based fuels such as gasoline, diesel fuel, liquefied petroleum gas, and on natural gas. Despite a significant amount of research into biofuels, the field has not been able to replace fossil fuels. Recent advances will change this scenario. Extracting fuel from biomass has been very expensive (both monetarily and in land usage), time consuming, unusable byproducts, etc. Technology to obtain liquid fuel from non-fossil sources must be improved to be faster, more efficient and more cost-effective. This book will cover the current technology used for a variety of plant types and explore shortcomings with each.

About the authors

Dr.Pogaku Ravindra Professor of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering Postgraduate coordinator School of Engineering and Information Technology University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Rosalam Hj.Sarbatly, Ph.D Dean/Assoc.Prof. School Of Engineering and Information Technology, University Malaysia Sabah

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Prospect, Challenges and Opportunities on Biofuels in Malaysia

    Loh, Soh Kheang (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • Investment Opportunities at Palm Oil Industrial Cluster (POIC) Lahad Datu with Special Reference to Biofuels

    Pang, Teck Wai (et al.)

    Pages 15-26

  • Biomass Conversion to Fuel (Solid, Liquid and Gas Fuel)

    Yusup, Suzana (et al.)

    Pages 29-39

  • Online Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Sulfur Compounds from Hydrothermal Reactions of Biomass Wastes for Hydrogen Production

    Alif, Matlal Fajri (et al.)

    Pages 41-51

  • Utilisation of Palm Oil Wastes for Biofuel and Other Value-Added Bio-Products: A Holistic Approach to Sustainable Waste Management for the Palm Oil Industry

    Lee, Keat Teong (et al.)

    Pages 53-87

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-6249-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-6248-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-8634-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Biofuels
Editors
  • Pogaku Ravindra
  • Rosalam Hj. Sarbatly
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-6249-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-6249-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-6248-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8634-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 268
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