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Handbook of Plant-Based Biofuels

1st Edition

Edited by Ashok Pandey

CRC Press

314 pages | 77 B/W Illus.

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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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Ecology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General