Green Energy and Technology

Sustainability of Biofuel Production from Oil Palm Biomass

Authors: Lee, Keat Teong, Ofori-Boateng, Cynthia

  • 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
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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.

About the authors

Dr. Lee Keat Teong is currently an associate professor at the School of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Up to date, he has published more than 120 research articles in various international peer-reviewed journals. He has also received numerous recognitions at national and international levels. Currently he is working on the production of biofuels (biodiesel and bioethanol) from biomass (mainly oil palm biomass) using various technologies. Apart from that, he also has special interest on the social and sustainability aspects of biofuels.

Cynthia Ofori-Boateng is currently a PhD student at the Chemical Engineering Department, Universiti Sains Malaysia. She has almost seven years of working experience both in the industries and academic institutions. She has attended many International conferences, published a number of articles and completed numerous research projects related to renewable energy and waste management.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction to Sustainability of Biofuels Toward Sustainable Development

    Lee, Keat Teong (et al.)

    Pages 3-30

  • Biofuels: Production Technologies, Global Profile, and Market Potentials

    Lee, Keat Teong (et al.)

    Pages 31-74

  • Oil Palm Biomass as Feedstock for Biofuel Production

    Lee, Keat Teong (et al.)

    Pages 77-106

  • Production of Palm Biofuels Toward Sustainable Development

    Lee, Keat Teong (et al.)

    Pages 107-146

  • Environmental Sustainability Assessment of Biofuel Production from Oil Palm Biomass

    Lee, Keat Teong (et al.)

    Pages 149-187

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainability of Biofuel Production from Oil Palm Biomass
Authors
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-981-4451-70-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-4451-70-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-4451-69-7
Softcover ISBN
978-981-4560-86-3
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 323
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