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1st Edition

Technologies, Policies, and Opportunities

Edited By

Sunil Kumar


Rena Rena

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ISBN 9781032054827
February 23, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
448 Pages 48 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Offering a comprehensive overview of biofuels and bioenergy systems, Biofuels: Technologies, Policies, and Opportunities describes advances in technologies and global policies around biofuels as a renewable energy source. It discusses the basics of biofuel and bioenergy systems and current status and potential challenges in developed and developing countries. The book also highlights the questions that should be asked, available options, and processes (conventional and advanced) to enhance biofuel production.

  • Details how technological interventions can influence the operation of an effective bioenergy system.
  • Presents information regarding Renewable Energy Directives and global policies related to energy chains, energy models, market status, and appropriateness of technology selection for different generations of biofuel generation.
  • Covers socio-economic aspects and techno-economic feasibility as well as a detailed Life cycle simulations (LCS)approach, revealing the real constraints being faced in the biofuels sector.
  • Helps bioenergy professionals to prepare a roadmap for day-to-day operations.
  • Describes recent advances such as biohythane, advanced oxidation process, and nanocatalyzed pretreatment for biofuel generation from wastewater.

  • Addresses the most commonly discussed issues in the biofuel sector and the rationales underpinning them.


Written for professionals, academic researchers, decision makers, and policymakers in the biofuel sector, this book provides readers with a wide-ranging review of current research and developments in the respective field.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Global Outlook of Biofuels. 1. Transition of Biofuels from First to Fourth Generation: The Journey So Far. 2. Intervention in Biofuel Policy through Indian Perspective: An Effort towards the Global Sustainable Development Goals. Part 2 Technological Advances, Challenges & Opportunities of Biofuels. 3. Conventional and the recent advances in technologies for the production of different generations of biofuels. 4. Paradigm shift from Biofuel to Biorefinery: Prospects and Roadmap. 5. Challenges and opportunities associated with second-generation biofuel. 6. Advanced oxidation-based pre-treatment of wastewater for enhanced biofuel production. 7. Nano catalyzed pre-treatment of wastewater for biofuel production. 8. Recent Status potential challenges & future perspectives of biofuel generated through wastewater treatment. Part 3 Micro Algae & Biofuel. 9. LCA of an Algal Biomass Plant Microalgae to Biofuel through Hydrothermal Liquefaction Using Power Plant Flue Gas. 10. Constraints for Biofuel production from microalgae. Part 4 Global Policies and Storage System for Biofuels. 11. Renewable energy directives & global policies for different generation of biofuel. 12. Biofuels storage and transport systems Challenges and role of Type IV composite overwrapped vessels. Part 5 Anaerobic Biotechnology. 13. Anaerobic Biotechnology: A useful technique for biofuel production. Part 6 Advance Green fuel. 14. Biohythane Production : Future of Biofuel. 15. Waste Derived Biohydrogen Enriched CNG/Biohythane: Research Trend and Utilities. 16. Effect of co digestion and pre-treatment on the biohythane production.

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Dr. Rena is an avid researcher with a demonstrated history of working in the research and development industry. She is Doctorate in Environmental Engineering from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT University, Melbourne-Australia)-AcSIR (India) Joint (Cotutelle Ph.D.). She has worked in several national and international projects. She has also worked as a senior research fellow at (CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, CSIR-NEERI, India) and Korean Energy Technology Evaluation Planning (KETEP, Korea) project which dealt with Bio-HCNG from agricultural by-product for transport fuel market in developing countries. Her area of specialization is hydrogen energy, renewable energy, waste management, climate change, circular economy and sustainable development. She has published numerous reviews and research papers in high-impact journals based on her area of expertise.

Dr. Sunil Kumar is Senior Principal Scientist and Head Waste Re-processing Division at CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI, India). He has more than 22 years of experience in the field of environmental engineering with emphasis on waste management and associated energy aspects. Dr. Kumar is also a senior Humboldt Senior Fellow. He has handled many national and international projects. Dr. Kumar has received numerous awards and honours based on his expertise. He has published more than 300 research and review papers in the field of waste management. He has more than 11252 citations and his i10 index is more than 201.