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Handbook of Biofuels Production: Processes and Technologies (Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy)by Rafael Luque
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In response to the global increase in the use of biofuels as substitute transportation fuels, advanced chemical, biochemical and thermochemical biofuels production routes are fast being developed. 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 range of biofuels has also increased to supplement bioethanol and biodiesel production, with market developments leading to the increased production and utilization of such biofuels as biosyngas, biohydrogen and biobutanol, among others. Handbook of biofuels production provides a comprehensive and systematic reference on the range of biomass conversion processes and technology. Part one reviews the key issues in the biofuels production chain, including feedstocks, sustainability assessment and policy development. Part two reviews chemical and biochemical conversion and in turn Part three reviews thermal and thermo-chemical conversion, with both sections detailing the wide range of processes and technologies applicable to the production of first, second and third generation biofuels. Finally, Part four reviews developments in the integration of biofuels production, including biorefineries and by-product valorization, as well as the utilization of biofuels in diesel engines. With its distinguished international team of contributors, Handbook of Biofuels Production is a standard reference for biofuels production engineers, industrial chemists and biochemists, plant scientists, academics and researchers in this area.
Book News Annotation:
Development of alternatives to petroleum based fuel is essential--before the hundreds of millions of cars in the world come rolling to a stop, and before the nations of the world go to war over dwindling petroleum resources (well, too late on this one). An overview of biofuels and production technologies leads off this handbook, followed by another 22 contributed chapters offering thorough discussion of policy objectives and environmental, socio-economic, and regulatory issues; biofuels from chemical and biochemical, and from thermal and thermo-chemical conversion processes and technologies; and integrated production and application of biofuels (biorefineries, by-product valorization, and diesel engine utilization). Each chapter begins with an abstract and concludes with references, sources of further information, and comments on future trends. This handbook boasts impressively international authorship. The three editors (who are also contributors) are affiliated as follows: Rafael Luque and Juan Campelo are with the Universidad de Córdoba, and James Clark is with the U. of York, UK. The other contributions are from colleagues of the editors and from affiliates of other universities in the UK and Spain, Germany, Belgium, UAE, Italy, Greece, Sweden, Ireland, The Netherlands, Canada, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, and the US (one chapter). Annotation Â©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The global increase in the use of biofuels as substitute transportation fuels has prompted research and development into advanced chemical, biochemical and thermochemical biofuels production. This research and development 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 range of biofuels has also increased, with market developments leading to the increased production and utilization of advanced biofuels such as biosyngas, biohydrogen and biobutanol. The Handbook of Biofuels Production provides a thorough reference on the range of biomass conversion processes and technologies.
About the Author
Professor Juan Manuel Campelo is Head of the Department of Organic Chemistry, at the University of Córdoba, Spain.
Professor James Clark is founding director of the world-leading Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence at the University of York, UK.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Key issues of biofuels production: Introduction and overview; Multiple objectives policy: Life cycle sustainability assessment; Vegetable-based feedstocks. Part 2 Chemical and biochemical conversion: Chemical catalytic conversion; Enzymatic production; Glycerol-free and alternative biodiesels; Biodiesel from microbial oil; Bioethanol production; Biobutanol production; Other bioalcohols; Biogas via anaerobic digestion; Hydrogen. Part 3 Thermal and thermo-chemical conversion: Bio-oils via catalytic pyrolysis; Fluid catalytic cracking; Bio-syngas and biohydrogen via gasification; Bioalcohols via gasification; Hydrothermal conversion; Fischer-Tropsch synthesis; Biomass reforming. Part 4 Integrated production and application of biofuels: Biorefineries; Valorisation of by-products; Utilisation in diesel engines.
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