The newest addition to the Green Chemistry and Chemical Engineering series from CRC Press, Biofuels and Bioenergy: Processes and Technologies provides a succinct but in-depth introduction to methods of development and use of biofuels and bioenergy. The book illustrates their great appeal as tools for solving the economic and environmental challenges associated with achieving energy sustainability and independence through the use of clean, renewable alternative energy. Taking a process engineering approach rooted in the fuel and petrochemical fields, this book masterfully integrates coverage of current conventional processes and emerging techniques.
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After an overview of the subject, the book discusses crop oils, biodiesel, and algae fuels. It examines ethanol from corn and from lignocelluloses and then explores fast pyrolysis and gasification of biomass. Discussing the future of biofuel production, it also describes the conversion of waste to biofuels, bioproducts, and bioenergy and concludes with a discussion of mixed feedstock. Written for readers with college-level backgrounds in chemistry, biology, physics, and engineering, this reference explores the science and technology involved in developing biofuels and bioenergy. It addresses the application of these and other disciplines, covering key issues of special interest to fuel process engineers, fuel scientists, and energy technologists, among others.
"This book fulfills a long needed review of bio-mass conversion to supply the needs of the energy and fuels sector of our society. The current state of the conversion of bio-mass to energy and fuels is covered in a comprehensive way. Requirements for future process developments to ensure economic viability are clearly stated."
—David G. Retzioff, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA
"… a valuable addition to the bioenergy literature. It outlines the essentials in biofuels and bioenergy processing with authority and clarity. It is an excellent read!"
—Khaled A.M. Gasem, School of Chemical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, USA
"The book provides current summary of scientific and technical information, especially for researchers working in the field of biofuels. It acknowledges the significance of biomass usage as the oldest fuel in varied parts of the world and to be the most sustainable form of energy with minimal ecological impact and global climate change.
The book provides insight for a development of interest in the area of integrated energy business through sustainable growth. Elevated global fossil fuel demand, increase in crude prices, and depleting supply of petroleum and natural gas in the near future have raised concerns over serious environmental issues, like global warming and climate change due to the emission of greenhouse gases. There arises a need for knowledge excellence for leveraging competitive advantages in R&D and technology sector. Hence, the book elucidates the need to explore the potential alternative sources of clean and sustainable energy resources to satisfy the global energy needs. The book in view of the bioethanol industry covers the detailed substantial information regarding different inter-disciplinary areas along with techno-economic feasibility analysis."
--Sanjeev S Katti & Jyoti Verma, ONGC Energy Center
Introduction to Biofuels and Bioenergy
Global Energy Outlook
Processes and Technologies
Environment and Ecology
Crop Oils, Biodiesel, and Algae Fuels
Algae Oil Extraction of Straight Vegetable Oil
Manufacture of Biodiesel
Ethanol from Corn
Fuel Ethanol from Corn
Corn Ethanol as Oxygenated Fuel
Chemistry of Ethanol Fermentation
Corn-to-Ethanol Process Technology
By-Products/Coproducts of Corn Ethanol
Ethanol as Oxygenated and Renewable Fuel
Other Uses of Ethanol
Ethanol from Lignocellulose
Lignocellulose and Its Utilization
Historical Perspective of Alcohol Fermentation Technology
Agricultural Lignocellulosic Feedstock
Cellulosic Ethanol Technology
Energy Balance for Ethanol Production from Biomass
Process Economics and Strategic Direction
Fast Pyrolysis and Gasification of Biomass
Biomass and Its Utilization
Analysis and Composition of Biomass
Chemistry of Biomass Gasification
Fast Pyrolysis of Biomass
Biomass Gasification Processes
Utilization of Biomass Synthesis Gas
Conversion of Waste to Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Bioenergy
Types of Waste and Their Distributions
Strategies for Waste Management
Waste Preparation and Pretreatment for Conversion
Technologies for Conversion of Waste to Energy and Products
Economic and Environmental Issues Related to Waste Conversion
Future of the Waste Industry
Advantages and Disadvantages of Mixed Feedstock
Transportation, Storage, and Pretreatment
Future of Mixed Feedstock