1st Edition

Handbook of Plant-Based Biofuels

Edited By Ashok Pandey Copyright 2009
    314 Pages 77 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Explores Worldwide Trends Involving the Production and Use of Biofuels

    With the depletion of oil resources as well as the negative environmental impact of fossil fuels, there is much interest in alternative energy sources. Focusing on some of the most important alternate energy sources for the foreseeable future, the Handbook of Plant-Based Biofuels provides state-of-the-art information on the status of the production of biofuels, in particular, bioethanol and biodiesel.

    Introduction to Biofuels

    After profiling plant-based biofuels, the book gives an overview of the production of biofuels from biomass materials by thermochemical and biochemical methods. It examines the thermochemical conversion of biomass to liquids and gaseous fuels.

    Production of Bioethanol

    The handbook then analyzes current biomass-to-ethanol programs, followed by a discussion on ethanol fermentation from molasses and process practices applied for the improvement of ethanol production by ethanologenic microorganisms. It also explains the hydrolysis and fermentation of ethanol from starchy and lignocellulosic biomasses.

    Production of Biodiesel

    In the final chapters, the contributors discuss current perspectives and the future of biodiesel production. They explore biodiesel production substrates, the lipase-catalyzed preparation of biodiesel, and biodiesel production with supercritical fluid technologies.

    Plant-Based Biofuels: An Introduction
    Reeta Rani Singhania, Binod Parameswaran, and Ashok Pandey
    World Biofuel Scenario
    Muhammed F. Demirbas
    Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass to Liquids and Gaseous Fuels
    Hari Bhagwan Goyal, Rakesh Chandra Saxena, and Diptendu Seal
    Production of Biofuels with Special Emphasis on Biodiesel
    Ayhan Demirbas
    Fuel Ethanol: Current Status and Outlook
    Edgard Gnansounou
    Bioethanol from Biomass: Production of Ethanol from Molasses
    Velusamy Senthilkumar and Paramasamy Gunasekaran
    Bioethanol from Starchy Biomass: Part I Production of Starch Saccharifying Enzymes
    Subhash U. Nair, Sumitra Ramachandran, and Ashok Pandey
    Bioethanol from Starchy Biomass: Part II Hydrolysis and Fermentation
    Sriappareddy Tamalampudi, Hideki Fukuda, and Akihiko Kondo
    Bioethanol from Lignocellulosic Biomass: Part I Pretreatment of the Substrates
    Ryali Seeta Laxman and Anil H. Lachke
    Bioethanol from Lignocellulosic Biomass: Part II Production of Cellulases and Hemicellulases
    Rajeev K Sukumaran
    Bioethanol from Lignocellulosic Biomass: Part III Hydrolysis and Fermentation
    Ramakrishnan Anish and Mala Rao
    Biodiesel: Current and Future Perspectives
    Milford A. Hanna and Loren Isom
    Biodiesel Production Technologies and Substrates
    Arumugam Sakunthalai Ramadhas
    Lipase-Catalyzed Preparation of Biodiesel
    Rachapudi Badari Narayana Prasad and Bhamidipati Venkata Surya Koppeswara Rao
    Biodiesel Production with Supercritical Fluid Technologies
    Shiro Saka and Eiji Minami
    Palm Oil Diesel Production and Its Experimental Test on a Diesel Engine
    Md. Abul Kalam, Masjuki Hj Hassan, Ramang bin Hajar, Muhd Syazly bin Yusuf, Muhammad Redzuan bin Umar, and Indra Mahlia
    Biodiesel from Rice Bran Oil
    Yi-Hsu Ju and Andrea C.M.E. Rayat
    Biodiesel Production Using Karanja (Pongamia pinnata) and Jatropha (Jatropha curcas) Seed Oil
    Lekha Charan Meher, Satya Narayan Naik, Malaya Kumar Naik, and Ajay Kumar Dalai
    Biodiesel Production from Mahua Oil and Its Evaluation in an Engine
    Sukumar Puhan, Nagarajan Vedaraman, and Boppana Venkata Ramabrahmam
    Biodiesel Production from Rubber Seed Oil
    Arumugam Sakunthalai Ramadhas, Simon Jayaraj, and Chandrashekaran Muraleedharan


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