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Sustainable Biofuels. Applied Biotechnology Reviews

  • ID: 5180506
  • Book
  • April 2021
  • 352 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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
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1. Sustainable biofuels: Opportunities and challenges
2. Algal Biofuels
Technologies, Scope, Opportunities and Applications
3. Biotechnological advances in lignocellulosic bioethanol production: Global Scenario
4. Recent advancements in biofuels production with a special attention to fungi
5. Advances in biofuels and bioproducts from lignin
6. Process consolidation approaches for cellulosic ethanol production
7. Halophytes, the non-conventional?crop as source of biofuel production
8. Advances, Challenges and Opportunities in Genetic Engineering for Biofuels Production
9. Production of renewable aviation fuel at industrial scale: Opportunities and challenges
10. Biogas, Bio hydrogen and Polyhydroxyalkanoates Production from Organic Waste in the Circular Economy Context
11. Advanced and Sustainable Biodiesel Fuels: Technologies and Applications
12. An Insight into Bio waste-derived Biocatalyst for Biodiesel Production
13. Lignocellulosic and algal Biobutanol: Current technologies, challenges and potential solutions
14. A re-look on the biofuels: How can industrial processes underpin the drive for sustainable development?
15. Effects of public policies on the sustainability of the biofuels value chain
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Ray, Ramesh C.
Dr. Ramesh C. Ray is a Former Principal Scientist (Microbiology) and Head of the ICAR-Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (Regional Center), Bhubaneswar, India. He has 35 years of research experiences in agriculture and food microbiology, published 140 research and review papers in international journals and 63 books chapters, edited 14 books, and authored 3 books. He is a distinguished fellow of the prestigious National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi, India, and 10 other scientific societies. Currently, he is the Director of Centre for Food Biology and Environmental Studies, Bhubaneswar, India.
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