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Handbook of biofuels production: processes and technologies

Edited by R Luque, J Campelo, J Clark, 
Woodhead Publishing  November 2010  



Hardcover  688 pp  ISBN 9781845696795      £165.00
  • a comprehensive and systematic reference on the range of biomass conversion processes and technologies
  • addresses the key issues in the biofuels production chain, including feedstocks, sustainability assessment and policy development
  • reviews chemical and bio-chemical conversion techniques as well as thermal and thermo-chemical conversion, detailing the range of processes and technologies applicable to biofuels production

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 utilisation 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 valorisation, as well as the utilisation 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.

Contents Contents

PART 1 KEY ISSUES AND ASSESSMENT OF BIOFUELS PRODUCTION

Introduction and overview of biofuels production
R Luque and J M Campelo, Universidad de Córdoba, Spain and J H Clark, University of York, UK

Multiple objectives policy for biofuels production: environmental, socio-economic and regulatory issues
C De Lucia, University of York, UK and Technical University of Bari, Italy

Life cycle sustainability assessment of biofuels
A Azapagic, University of Manchester, UK and H Stichnothe, Institute of Agricultural Technology and Biosystems Engineering, Germany

Vegetable-based feedstocks for biofuels production
S Pinzi and M P Dorado, University of Córdoba, Spain

PART 2 BIOFUELS FROM CHEMICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL CONVERSION PROCESSES AND TECHNOLOGIES

Production of biodiesel via chemical catalytic conversion
C Echim, R Verhé and C Stevens, Ghent University and W De Greyt, Desmet Ballestra Group, Belgium

Biochemical catalytic production of biodiesel
S Al-Zuhair, UAE University, UAE

Production of glycerol-free and alternative biodiesels
A Macario and G Giordano, University of Calabria, Italy, F M Bautista, D Luna and A A Romero, University of Cordoba, Spain and R Luque, University of York, UK

Biodiesel production from microbial oil
A A Koutinas and S Papanikolaou, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece

Biochemical production of bioethanol
M Arshadi, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and H Grundberg, Processum Biorefinery Initiative AB, Sweden

Biochemical production of biobutanol
M Köpke and P Dürre, Universität Ulm, Germany

Biochemical production of other bioalcohols: biomethanol, biopropanol, bioglycerol, and bioethylene glycol
S D Minteer, St Louis University, USA

Production of biogas via anaerobic digestion
K Stamatelatou, G Antonopoulou and G Lyberatos, University of Patras, Greece

Biological and fermentative production of hydrogen
G Antonopoulou, I Ntaikou, K Stamatelatou and G Lyberatos, University of Patras, Greece

PART 3 BIOFUELS FROM THERMAL AND THERMO-CHEMICAL CONVERSION PROCESSES AND TECHNOLOGIES

Production of bio-oils via catalytic pyrolysis
M A Morris, University College Cork, Ireland

Production of biofuels via fluid catalytic cracking
J A Melero, A García and M Clavero, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain

Production of bio-syngas and biohydrogen via gasification
A Dutta, University of Guelph and B Acharya, Dalhousie University, Canada

Production of bioalcohols via gasification
J M N Van Kasteren, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Production of biofuels via hydrothermal conversion
S Kersten and D Kne€evi?, University of Twente and R H Venderbosch, BTG Biomass Technology Group BV, The Netherlands

Production of biofuels via Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: Biomass-to-liquids
A Lappas and E Heracleous, CPERI - Chemical Process Engineering Research Institute, Greece

Production of biofuels via biomass reforming
G van Rossum and S R A Kersten, University of Twente, The Netherlands

PART 4 INTEGRATED PRODUCTION AND APPLICATION OF BIOFUELS: BIOREFINERIES, BY-PRODUCT VALORISATION AND ENGINE UTILISATION

Biofuel-driven biorefineries for the co-production of transportation fuels and added-value products
R van Ree, J Sanders, R Bakker and R Blaauw, Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR) and R Zwart and B van der Drift, Energy Research Center of The Netherlands (ECN), The Netherlands

Valorisation of by-products for the production of biofuels
C Echim, R Verhé and C Stevens, Ghent University and W De Greyt, Desmet Ballestra Group, Belgium

Utilisation of biofuels in diesel engines
T Le Anh, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietna, I K Reksowardojo, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia and K Wattanavichien, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

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