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.
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Part I Key issues and assessment of biofuels production 1. Introduction: an overview of biofuels and production technologies 2. Multiple objectives policy for biofuels production: environmental, socio-economic and regulatory issues 3. Life cycle sustainability assessment of biofuels 4. Techno-economic studies of biofuels 5. Moving away from first generation biofuel feedstocks
Part II Biofuels from chemical and biochemical conversion processes and technologies 6. Production of biodiesel via chemical catalytic conversion 7. Biochemical catalytic production of biodiesel 8. Biodiesel production from microbial oil 9. Biochemical production of bioalcohols 10. Production of biogas via anaerobic digestion 11. Biological and fermentative production of hydrogen 12. Biological and fermentative conversion of syngas
Part III Biofuels from thermal and thermo-chemical conversion processes and technologies 13. Production of bio-oils via catalytic pyrolysis 14. Production of biofuels via catalytic cracking 15. Production of bio-syngas and biohydrogen via gasification 16. Production of bioalcohols via gasification 17. Production of biofuels via hydrothermal conversion 18. Production of biofuels via Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: biomass-to-liquids 19. Production of biofuels via bio-oil upgrading & refining
Part IV Integrated production and application of biofuels 20. Biofuel-driven biorefineries for the co-production of transportation fuels and added-value products 21. Food waste to biofuels 22. Agricultural waste (lignocellulose) to biofuels and biochar production 23. Microalgae for biofuels 24. Utilisation of biofuels in diesel engines 25. Emissions from the application of biofuels in engines: current status and future prospects
Rafael Luque is Deputy Head of Department from Departamento de Quimica Organica at Universidad de Cordoba, Spain and Head of the Nanoscale Chemistry & Biomass/Waste Valorization group, an internationally consolidated group with current total funding of ca. 3 million. Prof. Luque is a 2018 and 2019 Highly Cited Researcher, ranked within the top 30 scientists from all disciplines in Spain. He is Director of the Center for Molecular Design and Synthesis of Innovative Compounds for Medicine at RUDN University in Moscow, Russia, Chair Professor in Green Chemistry at Xi´an Jiaotong University, China and DFSP Distinguished Scientist at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. He has received a long list of awards from around the world including the Marie Curie Prize, the Green Talents award, the top 10 young entrepreneurs in Spain award, the RSC Environment, Sustainability and Energy Early Career Award, the Lu Jiaxi lectureship from Xiamen University, China and the ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship award.
Carol Sze Ki Lin Associate Professor, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Carol Lin received her BEng degree in Chemicals & Material Engineering from the University of Auckland, New Zealand and her Ph.D. from The University of Manchester, UK. Dr. Lin is currently Associate Professor at the School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong. She is internationally known for her work on bioconversion of agricultural, food and industrial residues for production of chemicals, materials and fuels through green and sustainable chemistry. Her current research interests include cultivation of anaerobic human gut microbial consortia in cellulose hydrogel-based immobilized bioreactors, waste and biomass valorisation. Dr. Lin leads a team of researchers with a current grant portfolio of over HK$18M and on-going collaborations with numerous companies. She has given numerous Keynote and Plenary speeches at major international conferences. In 2016 and 2018, her research team won the Gold Medal at the Geneva Invention Exhibition. In 2017, she received The President's Awards, CityU.
Karen Wilson Professor of Catalysis, School of Science, RMIT University, Australia.
Karen Wilson is Professor of Catalysis in the School of Science at RMIT University and was previously Chair of Catalysis and Research Director of the European Bioenergy Research Institute at Aston University (2013-17), where she also held a Royal Society Industry Fellowship in collaboration with Johnson Matthey. She holds a BA and PhD from the University of Cambridge, and MSc in heterogeneous catalysis from the University of Liverpool and has held academic positions at the University of York and Cardiff University. Her research interests lie in the design of tunable porous materials for sustainable biofuels and chemicals production from renewable resources. She is currently Associate Editor of the academic journals Sustainable Energy & Fuels, and Energy & Environmental Materials.
James Clark University of York, UK.
Prof James Clark is a founding director of the world-leading Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence at the University of York, UK.