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Sustainable Biofuels

Sustainable Biofuels
Opportunities and Challenges

by Ramesh C. Ray

  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 2021-04-05
  • Pages : 502
  • ISBN : 0128223928
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sustainable Biofuels: Opportunities and challenges, a volume in the “Applied Biotechnology Reviews” series, explores the state-of-the-art in research and applied technology for the conversion of all types of biofuels. Its chapters span a broad spectrum of knowledge, from fundamentals and technical aspects to optimization, combinations, economics, and environmental aspects. They cover various facets of research, production, and commercialization of bioethanol, biodiesel, biomethane, biohydrogen, biobutanol, and biojet fuel. This book discusses biochemical, thermochemical, and hydrothermal conversion of unconventional feedstocks, including the role of biotechnology applications to achieve efficiency and competitiveness. Through case studies, techno-economic analysis and sustainability assessment, including life cycle assessment, it goes beyond technical aspects to provides actual resources for better decision-making during the development of commercially viable technology by researchers, PhD students, and practitioners in the field of bioenergy. It is also a useful resource for those in adjacent areas, such as biotechnology, industrial microbiology, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, and sustainability science, who are working on solutions for the bioeconomy. The ability to compare different technologies and their outcome that this book provides is also beneficial for energy analysts, consultants, planners, and policy-makers. The “Applied Biotechnology Reviews” series highlights current development and research in biotechnology-related fields, combining in single-volume works the theoretical aspects and real-world applications for better decision-making. Covers current technologies and advancements in biochemical, thermochemical, and hydrothermal conversion methods for production of various types of biofuels from conventional and nonconventional feedstock Examines biotechnology processes, including genetic engineering of microorganisms and substrates, applied to biofuel production Bridges the gap between technology development and prospects of commercialization of bioprocesses, including policy and economics of biofuel production, biofuel value chains, and how to accomplish cost-competitive results and sustainable development

Sustainable Biofuels

Sustainable Biofuels
An Ecological Assessment of the Future Energy

by Ajay Kumar Bhardwaj,Terenzio Zenone,Jiquan Chen

  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release : 2015-04-24
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN : 3110275899
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With oil resources approaching their limits, biofuels have become increasingly attractive. This book provides a detailed description of the ecological implications of second and third generation biofuel feedstock production systems, beginning with an introduction to the importance of ecological sustainability alongside economic viability. The book is divided into sections describing theoretical foundation and benefits of various biofuel cropping systems, and providing a description of practical ecological limitations to achieve those fundamental benefits. The book covers such critical issues as greenhouse gas emissions, carbon balance, water cycle components, other biogeochemical and socioeconomic interactions alongside life cycle analysis principals for achieving sustainability. These are some of the most important sustainability, environmental and economic issues which biofuel industry and scientific community is seeking answers to.

Sustainable Development of Biofuels in Latin America and the Caribbean

Sustainable Development of Biofuels in Latin America and the Caribbean
A Book

by Barry D. Solomon,Robert Bailis

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2013-10-30
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 1461492750
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines recent developments in Latin American biofuel production. Taking “sustainable development” as a central theme, each chapter considers one country in the region and explores how biofuel production is evolving given concerns about food sovereignty, trade and other social issues. Environmental conservation, as well as an increasingly complex and globalized economic structure, Is also taken into account. The contributions to this volume critically explore the ways in which biofuel production in Latin America impact social, economic and environmental systems: the so-called “three pillars of sustainability". Numerous stakeholders, drawn from government, industry, civil society and academia have attempted to define “Sustainable Development” in the context of biofuel production and to operationalize it through a series of principles, criteria, and highly specific indicators. Nevertheless, it remains a fluid and contested concept with deep political and social ramifications, which each chapter explores in detail.

Biofuels Production - Sustainability and Advances in Microbial Bioresources

Biofuels Production - Sustainability and Advances in Microbial Bioresources
A Book

by Ajar Nath Yadav,Ali Asghar Rastegari,Neelam Yadav,Rajeeva Gaur

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 387
  • ISBN : 3030539334
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book focuses on the different kinds of biofuels and biofuel resources. Biofuels represent a major type of renewable energy. As part of a larger bio-economy, they are closely linked to agriculture, forestry and manufacturing. Biofuels have the potential to improve regional energy access, reduce dependence on fossil fuels and contribute to climate protection. Further, this alternative form of energy could revitalize the forestry and agricultural sector and promote the increased use of renewable resources as raw materials in a range of industrial processes. Efforts are continuously being made to develop economically competitive biofuels, and microbes play important roles in the production of biofuels from various bioresources. This book elaborates on recent advances in existing microbial technologies and on sustainable approaches to improving biofuel production processes. Additionally, it examines trends in, and the limitations of, existing processes and technologies. The book offers a comprehensive overview of microbial bioresources, microbial technologies, advances in bioconversion and biorefineries, as well as microbial and metabolic engineering for efficient biofuel production. Readers will also learn about the environmental impacts and the influence of climate change on the sustainability of biofuel production. This book is intended for researchers and students whose work involves biorefinery technologies, microbiology, biotechnology, agriculture, environmental biology and related fields.

Sustainable Biofuels Development in India

Sustainable Biofuels Development in India
A Book

by Anuj K. Chandel,Rajeev K. Sukumaran

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2017-03-14
  • Pages : 557
  • ISBN : 3319502190
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book will provide assistance to the broad range of readers involved in the crude oil import and production; renewable energy production; biomass analysis and bioconversion; greenhouse gas emissions; techno-economic analysis and government policies for implementing biofuels in India. This book presents important aspects on the large scale production of biofuels following a bio-refinery concept and its commercialization and sustainability issues. Hence, it is a useful resource to policy makers, policy analysts, techno-economic analysts and business managers who deal with commercialization and implementation of bio-based energy and other value-added products. The following features of this book attribute its distinctiveness: As a first uniquely focused scientific and technical literature on bioenergy production in the context of India. To its coverage of technological updates on biomass collection, storage and use, biomass processing, microbial fermentation, catalysis, regeneration, solar energy and monitoring of renewable energy and recovery process. To the technical, policy analysis, climate change, geo-political analysis of bioenergy and green transportation fuels at industrial scale.

Advanced Biofuels

Advanced Biofuels
Applications, Technologies and Environmental Sustainability

by Kalam Abul Azad,Mohammad Rasul

  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 2019-06-09
  • Pages : 502
  • ISBN : 0081027923
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Advanced Biofuels: Applications, Technologies, and Environmental Sustainability presents recent developments and applications of biofuels in the field of internal combustion engines, with a primary focus on the recent approaches of biodiesel applications, low emission alternative fuels, and environmental sustainability. Editors Dr. Azad and Dr. Rasul, along with their team of expert contributors, combine a collection of extensive experimental investigations on engine performance and emissions and combustion phenomena using different types of oxygenated fuel with in-depth research on fuel applications, an analysis of available technologies and resources, energy efficiency improvement methods, and applications of oxygenated fuel for the sustainable environment. Academics, researchers, engineers and technologists will develop a greater understanding of the relevant concepts and solutions to the global issues related to achieving alternative energy application for future energy security, as well as environmental sustainability in medium and large-scale industries. Fills a gap in the literature on alternative fuel applications with in-depth research and experimental investigations of different approaches, technologies and applications Considers the important issue of sustainability using case studies to deepen understanding Includes energy security within various industries, including aviation and transport

Toward Sustainable Biofuels in the European Union? Lessons from a Decade of Hybrid Biofuel Governance

Toward Sustainable Biofuels in the European Union? Lessons from a Decade of Hybrid Biofuel Governance
A Book

by Sarah L. Stattman,Aarti Gupta,Lena Partzsch,Peter Oosterveer

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Biofuels for a More Sustainable Future

Biofuels for a More Sustainable Future
Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment and Multi-Criteria Decision Making

by Jingzheng Ren,Antonio Scipioni,Alessandro Manzardo,Hanwei Liang

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2019-08-20
  • Pages : 414
  • ISBN : 0128155825
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Biofuels for a More Sustainable Future: Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment and Multi-criteria Decision Making provides a comprehensive sustainability analysis of biofuels based on life cycle thinking and develops various multi-dimensional decision-making techniques for prioritizing biofuel production technologies. Taking a transversal approach, the book combines life cycle sustainability assessment, life cycle assessment, life cycle costing analysis, social life cycle assessment, sustainability metrics, triple bottom line, operations research methods, and supply chain design for investigating the critical factors and key enablers that influence the sustainable development of biofuel industry. This book will equip researchers and policymakers in the energy sector with the scientific methodology and metrics needed to develop strategies for viable sustainability transition. It will be a key resource for students, researchers and practitioners seeking to deepen their knowledge on energy planning and current and future trends of biofuel as an alternative fuel. Provides an innovative approach to promoting sustainable development in biofuel production by linking supply chain design and decision support with the life cycle perspective Features case studies and examples that illustrate the theory and methods developed Includes material on corporate social responsibility and economic analysis of biofuels that is highly useful to policy-makers and administrators in both government and enterprise sectors

Handbook of Biofuels Production

Handbook of Biofuels Production
A Book

by Rafael Luque,Carol Sze Ki Lin,Karen Wilson,James Clark

  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 2016-05-19
  • Pages : 770
  • ISBN : 0081004567
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Handbook of Biofuels Production, Second Edition, discusses advanced chemical, biochemical, and thermochemical biofuels production routes that are fast being developed to address the global increase in energy usage. Research and development in this field is aimed at improving the quality and environmental impact of biofuels production, as well as the overall efficiency and output of biofuels production plants. The book provides a comprehensive and systematic reference on the range of biomass conversion processes and technology. Key changes for this second edition include increased coverage of emerging feedstocks, including microalgae, more emphasis on by-product valorization for biofuels’ production, additional chapters on emerging biofuel production methods, and discussion of the emissions associated with biofuel use in engines. The editorial team is strengthened by the addition of two extra members, and a number of new contributors have been invited to work with authors from the first edition to revise existing chapters, thus offering fresh perspectives. Provides systematic and detailed coverage of the processes and technologies being used for biofuel production Discusses advanced chemical, biochemical, and thermochemical biofuels production routes that are fast being developed to address the global increase in energy usage Reviews the production of both first and second generation biofuels Addresses integrated biofuel production in biorefineries and the use of waste materials as feedstocks

Green Chemistry for Sustainable Biofuel Production

Green Chemistry for Sustainable Biofuel Production
A Book

by Veera Gnaneswar Gude

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2018-05-24
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 1351582844
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Renewable fuel research and process development requires interdisciplinary approaches involving chemists and physicists from both scientific and engineering backgrounds. Here is an important volume that emphasizes green chemistry and green engineering principles for sustainable process development from an interdisciplinary point of view. It creates an enriching knowledge base on green chemistry of biofuel production, sustainable process development, and green engineering principles for renewable fuel production. This book includes chapters contributed by both research scientists and research engineers with significant experience in biofuel chemistry and processes. The book offers an abundance of scientific experimental methods and analytical procedures and interpretation of the results that capture the state-of-the-art knowledge in this field. The wide range of topics make this book a valuable resource for academicians, researchers, industrial practitioners and scientists, and engineers in various renewable energy fields. Key features: • Emphasizes green chemistry and green engineering principles for sustainable process development for biofuel production • Discusses a wide array of biofuels from algal biomass to waste-to-energy technologies and wastewater treatment and activated sludge processes • Presents advances and developments in biofuel green chemistry and green engineering, including process intensification (microwaves/ultrasound), ionic liquids, and green catalysis • Looks at environmental assessment and economic impact of biofuel production

Biofuels for Transport

Biofuels for Transport
Global Potential and Implications for Sustainable Energy and Agriculture

by Worldwatch Institute

  • Publisher : Earthscan
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 481
  • ISBN : 184977059X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The world is on the verge of an unprecedented increase in the production and use of biofuels for transport. The combination of rising oil prices, issues of security, climate instability and pollution, deepening poverty in rural and agricultural areas, and a host of improved technologies, is propelling governments to enact powerful incentives for the use of these fuels, which is in turn sparking investment.Biofuels for Transport is a unique and comprehensive assessment of the opportunities and risks of the large-scale production of biofuels. The book demystifies complex questions and concerns, such as the �food v. fuel� debate. Global in scope, it is further informed by five country studies from Brazil, China, Germany, India and Tanzania.The authors conclude that biofuels will play a significant role in our energy future, but warn that the large-scale use of biofuels carries risks that require focused and immediate policy initiatives.Published in association with BMELV, FNR and GTZ.

Different Paths Towards Sustainable Biofuels?

Different Paths Towards Sustainable Biofuels?
A Comparative Study of the International, EU, and Chinese Regulation of the Sustainability of Biofuels

by Taotao Yue

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 421
  • ISBN : 9781780684130
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Biofuels are promoted as a type of renewable energy from biomass that replaces fossil fuels in transportation, in an attempt to achieve the three-fold objectives of energy security, rural development, and GHG emission reductions.

Biofuels and Bioenergy

Biofuels and Bioenergy
A Book

by John Love,John A. Bryant

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2017-04-17
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 1118350561
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With increased public and scientific attention driven by factors such as oil price spikes, the need for increased energy security, and concerns over greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels, the production of fuels by biological systems is becoming increasingly important as the world seeks to move towards renewable, sustainable energy sources. Biofuels and Bioenergy presents a broad, wide-ranging and informative treatment of biofuels. The book covers historical, economic, industrial, sociological and ecological/environmental perspectives as well as dealing with all the major scientific issues associated with this important topic. With contributions from a range of leading experts covering key aspects, including: • Conventional biofuels. • Basic biology, biochemistry and chemistry of different types and classes of biofuel. • Current research in synthetic biology and GM in the development and exploitation of new biofuel sources. • Aspects relating to ecology and land use, including the fuel v food dilemma. • Sustainability of different types of biofuel. • Ethical aspects of biofuel production. Biofuels and Bioenergy provides students and researchers in biology, chemistry, biochemistry and chemical engineering with an accessible review of this increasingly important subject.

Practices and Perspectives in Sustainable Bioenergy

Practices and Perspectives in Sustainable Bioenergy
A Systems Thinking Approach

by Madhumi Mitra

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 8132239652
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Towards Sustainable Production and Use of Resources

Towards Sustainable Production and Use of Resources
Assessing Biofuels

by United Nations Environment Programme

  • Publisher : UNEP/Earthprint
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN : 9789280730524
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This report was produced by the Working Group on biofuels of the International Panel for Sustainable Resource Managemet. it provides an overview of the key problems and perspectives toward sustainable production and use of biofuels. it is based on an extensive literature study, taking into account recent major reviews. The focus is on so-called first generation biofuels while considering further lines of development. In the overall context of enhancing resource productivity, options for more efficient and sustainable production and use of biomass are examined. In particular, "modern biomass use" for energetic purposes, such as biomass used for (co-)generation of heat and power and liquid biofuels for transport, are addressed and related To The use of biomass for food and material purposes. Whereas improving the efficiency of biomass production plays a certain role towards enhancing sustainability, progress will ultimately depend on a more efficient use of biotic (and abiotic) resources (incl. For instance an increased fuel economy of car fleets), although a full consideration of all relevant strategies towards this end (e.g changing diets high in animal based foods and reducing food losses) is beyond the scope of this report.

Biofuels and Sustainability

Biofuels and Sustainability
Holistic Perspectives for Policy-making

by Kazuhiko Takeuchi,Hideaki Shiroyama,Osamu Saito,Masahiro Matsuura

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2018-07-13
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN : 4431548955
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This open access book presents a comprehensive analysis of biofuel use strategies from an interdisciplinary perspective using sustainability science. This interdisciplinary perspective (social science-natural science) means that the strategies and policy options proposed will have significant impacts on the economy and society alike. Biofuels are expected to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, revitalizing economies in agricultural communities and alleviating poverty. However, despite these anticipated benefits, international organizations such as the FAO, OECD and UN have published reports expressing concerns that biofuel promotion may lead to deforestation, water pollution and water shortages. The impacts of biofuel use are extensive, cross-sectoral and complex, and as such, comprehensive analyses are required in order to assess the extent to which biofuels can contribute to sustainable societies. Applying interdisciplinary sustainability science concepts and methodologies, the book helps to enhance the establishment of a sustainable society as well as the development of appropriate responses to a global need for urgent action on current issues related to biofuels.

Biomass and Biofuels

Biomass and Biofuels
Advanced Biorefineries for Sustainable Production and Distribution

by Shibu Jose,Thallada Bhaskar

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2015-04-22
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 1498760244
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The long-held tenets of the energy sector are being rewritten in the twenty-first century. The rise of unconventional oil and gas and of renewables is transforming our economies and improving our understanding of the distribution of the world's energy resources and their impacts. A complete knowledge of the dynamics underpinning energy markets is n

Biofuels

Biofuels
Biotechnology, Chemistry, and Sustainable Development

by David M. Mousdale

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2008-06-04
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN : 1420051253
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Evaluating a wealth of quantitative data, Biofuels: Biotechnology, Chemistry, and Sustainable Development discusses different types of biofuels, the science behind their production, the economics of their introduction to the marketplace, their environmental impacts, and their implications for world agriculture. It broadens the discussion on biofuel

Sustainable Bioenergy

Sustainable Bioenergy
Advances and Impacts

by Mahendra Rai,Avinash P. Ingle

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2019-05-30
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0128176555
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sustainable Bioenergy: Advances and Impacts presents a careful overview of advances and promising innovation in the development of various bioenergy technologies. It covers the production of bio-jet fuel, algal biofuels, recent developments in bioprocesses, nanotechnology applications for energy conversion, the role of different catalysts in the production of biofuels, and the impacts of those fuels on society. The book brings together global experts to form a big picture of cutting-edge research in sustainable bioenergy and biofuels. It is an ideal resource for researchers, students, energy analysts and policymakers who will benefit from the book’s overview of impacts and innovative needs. Explores the most recent advances in biofuels and related energy systems, including innovations in catalysts and biocatalysts Provides an overview of the impacts of bioenergy and its sustainability aspects Discusses real-life cases of implementation of bioenergy systems on an industrial scale

Bioprocessing Technologies in Biorefinery for Sustainable Production of Fuels, Chemicals, and Polymers

Bioprocessing Technologies in Biorefinery for Sustainable Production of Fuels, Chemicals, and Polymers
A Book

by Shang-Tian Yang,Hesham El-Ensashy,Nuttha Thongchul

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2013-05-24
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN : 1118641949
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For researchers already familiar with biomass conversion technologies and for professionals in other fields, such as agriculture, food, and chemical industries, here is a comprehensive review of the emerging biorefinery industry. The book's content has been conveniently organized according to technologies (biomass feedstock and pretreatment, hydrolytic enzymes in biorefinery, and biofuels), with each chapter highlighting an important biobased industrial product. For undergraduate and graduate students, the book is a thorough introduction to biorefinery technologies.