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1st Edition

Fossil Free Fuels
Trends in Renewable Energy

ISBN 9780367347628
Published November 12, 2019 by CRC Press
273 Pages 81 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Many approaches have been undertaken to mitigate global climate change, including the movement away from fossil fuels. Fossil Free Fuels: Trends in Renewable Energy examines several key topics, such as the utilization of biofuels as a sustainable renewable resource, recycling and untapped waste-to-energy products, and other carbon-neutral strategies in various industries, such as the transportation, construction, and manufacturing sectors. It provides recent updates on the latest technologies, modeling, design, and technical aspects, as well as several practical case studies. The current world energy scenario is examined and various solutions to larger environmental problems are outlined in terms of the shift to more alternative energy sources.


  • Minimizes technical jargon in a straightforward style for a wider audience
  • Discusses sustainable options for different industries, such as the use of green materials in the construction sector, biofuels for transportation, and many more
  • Includes numerous illustrations, tables, and figures to aid in understanding

This book serves as a practical reference for engineers, researchers, environmental consultants working in renewable energy industries, and students.

Table of Contents

1. Next Generation of Agro-Industrial Lignocellulosic Residues to Eco-Friendly Biobutanol

[Nurhamieza Md. Huzir, Md. Maniruzzaman A. Aziz, Shahrul Ismail, Bawadi Abdullah, Nik Azmi Nik Mahmood, Noor Azrimi Umor, and Syed Anuar Faua’ad Syed Muhammad]

2. Carbon Neutral Strategies to Reduce CO2 Emissions and Mitigate Climate Change

[Farahiyah Abdul Rahman and Md. Maniruzzaman A. Aziz]

3. Greenhouse Gases Solutions in Roads and Transportation

[Thanwa Filza Nashruddin and Md. Maniruzzaman A. Aziz]

4. Recent Clean Hydrogen Production Technologies

[Bawadi Abdullah and Ali Awad]

5. Eco-Friendly Sustainable Stabilization of Dredged Soft Clay Using Low-Carbone Recycled Additives

[Mohammed Ali Mohammed Al-Bared, Aminaton Marto, and Indra Sati Hamonangan Harahap]

6. Acceptable Zone for Green Construction of Compacted Tropical Laterite Soil

[Yamusa Bello Yamusa, Kamarudin Ahmad, and George Moses]

7. Green Economy and Sustainable Development

[Yusuf Babangida Attahiru, Md. Maniruzzaman A. Aziz, Khairul Anuar Kassim, and Wan Azelee Wan Abu Bakar]

8. Toward Sustainable Landfill Siting: A Case Study for Johor Bahru, Malaysia

[Habiba Ibrahim Mohammed, Zulkepli Majid, and Yamusa Bello Yamusa]

9. Solution of Global Elevated Carbon Dioxide Emission—A Comprehensive Technique and Methodology for Quantification

[Md. Maniruzzaman A. Aziz, Khairul Anuar Kassim, Wan Azelee Wan Abu Bakar, Nurul Hidayah Muslim, Azman Mohamed, and M. Ehsan Jorat]

10. Traffic Pollution: Perspective Overview toward Carbon Dioxide Capture and Separation Method

[Md. Maniruzzaman A. Aziz, Khairul Anuar Kassim, Wan Azelee Wan Abu Bakar, Fauzan Mohd Jakarmi, A. B. M. Amimul Ahsan, Salmiah Jamal Mat Rosid, and Susilawati Toemen]

11. Algal Biofuel: A Promising Alternative for Fossil Fuel

[Hoofar Shokravi, Zahra Shokravi, Md. Maniruzzaman A. Aziz, and Hooman Shokravi]

12. The Fourth-Generation Biofuel: A Systematic Review on Nearly Two Decades of Research from 2008 to 2019

[Zahra Shokravi, Hoofar Shokravi, Md. Maniruzzaman A. Aziz, and Hooman Shokravi]

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Maniruzzaman A. Aziz received his MSc and PhD from University Putra Malaysia (UPM) and joined as a senior lecturer in the University Technology Malaysia (UTM) in 2012. Prior to that, he worked 15 years in Malaysian highways and airport runways, including the North–South Interurban Toll Expressway (PLUS Bhd), Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), XVI Commonwealth game, Public Works Department (JKR) projects, Malaysian Highways Authority (MHA) projects and others. He received the Excellent Service Award (Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang Tahun) for the year 2017, University Technology Malaysia (UTM). He has also received many awards from institutions all over the world, such as the Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (JTTE), 10th Malaysian Road Conference (MRC) & Exhibition 2018 and PIARC International Seminar on Asset Management. He was a member of Technical Committee of 8th Innovation, Arabia Conference, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, United Arab Emirates (UAE), February 2015. He has published many articles in the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (RSER) and given a number of talks as the invited speaker/presenter/facilitator on the topics of how to get articles published in ISI journals and high-impact journal publication.

Khairul Anuar Kassim is a civil engineering lecturer and the Chairman of School of Civil Engineering, University Teknologi Malaysia. He received his BEng in civil engineering from the University of Middlesex, London, and his MSc and PhD from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Professor Khairul’s research includes work on ground improvement using active additives and biomediated soil stabilization. He has published more than 100 journal papers on related areas.

Wan Azelee Wan Abu Bakar was born in 1959, and he has worked at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia since 1983. He was promoted to full professorship in 2000. His expertise is in heterogeneous catalysis chemistry. He has published more than 100 papers in national and international journals and has supervised 23 MSc and 20 PhD students. He is very active in consultation work and has owned three patents with two commercializable products.

Aminaton Marto started her career in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) as an assistant lecturer ‘A’ in July 1983 and was promoted to full professor in 2008. She has been appointed as a visiting scholar in Japanese and American universities and a visiting professor at Tokyo City University, Japan. Currently, she is affiliated with the Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), UTM Kuala Lumpur. In MJIIT, she belongs to the Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department and a Member of Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Centre. In addition, she is also an associate fellow at the Centre of Tropical Geoengineering, UTM. Since joining UTM, Professor Marto has established numerous successful research programs in the field of geotechnical engineering. Her specializations are in soft soil engineering, geotechnical investigation and geotechnical earthquake engineering. She pioneered the research on bamboo-geotextile composite for soil reinforcement and the use of coal ash as an alternative material for soft soil improvement. Her other research includes chemical and recycled blended tiles for soil stabilization, tunneling, liquefaction and geothermal energy pile. Currently she is focusing on sustainable development and disaster risk reduction. This includes exploring the use of screw driving sounding test for determining fast and accurate sub-surface soil profiles and the use of industrial waste for carbon sequestration. Throughout Professor Marto’s 35 years of service in UTM, she has successfully secured more than 30 research projects from national and international agencies. She had published numerous journal papers and supervised more than 50 local and international postgraduate students.

Syed Anuar Faua’ad Syed Muhammad was born in 1971 and has worked at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia since 1997. He was appointed senior lecturer in 2015. His expertise is in the crystallization of pharmaceutical compounds and aerobic wastewater treatment plant for oleochemical industries. He has published more than 50 papers in national and international journals and conferences. He has supervised ten MSc and two PhD students. He is very active in consultation works, especially in the areas of an aerobic and anaerobic for wastewater treatment plant.