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1st Edition

Handbook of Plant-Based Biofuels

Edited By

Ashok Pandey

ISBN 9781560221753
Published September 26, 2008 by CRC Press
314 Pages 77 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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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