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Fundamentals of Biofuel Production Processes

1st Edition

By Debabrata Das, Jhansi L. Varanasi

CRC Press

248 pages | 10 Color Illus. | 55 B/W Illus.

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Focusing on fundamentals of biofuel production from renewable energy sources and biohydrogen production, this book offers a complete understanding of the bioconversion processes. Each chapter begins with a fundamental explanation for general readers and ends with in-depth scientific details suitable for expert readers. It discusses different types of production technologies covering basic concepts, production strategies, commercial usage, and advances.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Biofuels. Chapter 2: Biofuels production from renewable energy sources. Chapter 3: Microorganisms involved in biofuel production processes. Chapter 4: Biochemical pathways for the biofuel production. Chapter 5: Molecular biological approaches for the improvement of biofuels production. Chapter 6: Biohydrogen production by dark fermentation process. Chapter 7: Biohydrogen production by photobiological processes. Chapter 8: Biomethanation. Chapter 9: Bioethanol. Chapter 10: Biobutanol. Chapter 11: Biodiesel. Chapter 12: Microbial electrochemcial technologies and their applications. Chapter 13: Effect of reactor configurations on gaseous biofuel production. Chapter 14: Scale-up and case studies of biofuel production processes. Chapter 15: Energy and economic analysis of biofuel production processes. Index.

About the Authors

Debabrata Das is Former Head & Renewable Energy Chair Professor, Department of Biotechnology, and Professor-in-Charge P K Sinha Center for Bioenergy, Indian Institute of Technlogy Kharagpur, India. He has consulted for World Hydrogen Energy, LLC, New York, USA Pilot plant design, fabrication and commissioning of hydrogen generation from sewage sludge; IFB Agro Industries Ltd., Kolkata, Study of process of alcohol transfer/issue/measurement and calculation of spirit transacted; and The Excise Commissioner, Govt. of West Bengal, Study and review of the existing system of measurements of spirit in West Bengal. Dr. Das is the author of 4 books, Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Biomass and Bioenergy, and editorial board member of International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Indian Journal of Biotechnology, and Biotechnology for Biofuels.

Ms. Jhansi L. Varanasi earned her M.Tech. degree in Biotechnology from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) Kakinada, India in 2012. She is a project associate at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, working on fermentative and bioelectrochemical production of biofuels. Currently she is pursuing her Ph.D. under the guidance of Prof. Debabrata Das at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India. Her research interest focuses on clean energy generation and wastewater treatment using bioelectrochemical systems.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Biotechnology
SCIENCE / Energy
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & Biochemical
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Fossil Fuels