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This book gives a broad overview of the key topics in this field of study, approaching them from a technical and economic angle giving the reader a comprehensive insight into biofuels as a whole. Dealing specifically with liquid and gaseous biofuels that can be produced from renewable resources this text also gives a summary of the past, present and future production technologies and applications of biofuels. 
This book is particularly relevant as it highlights the extensive debate of the on-going global needs to find alternative fuels, making it not only a necessary text for working professionals and researchers in the field, but for anyone with an interest in sustaining the earth.

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?This compilation provides a worthwhile insight into the past accomplishments, future needs, and economics in developing this industry that will meet a growing demand for energy.? (CHOICE, October 2009)

"This book highlights in a highly topical, competent and clear-cut presentation the significance of producing energy carriers from biobased feedstocks and their transformation processes. It encompasses developments in agriculture and a multitude of production technologies regarding both sustainability of future feedstock and requirements of human nutrition." (Starch, June 2009)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470026748
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/27/2009
  • Series: Wiley Series in Renewable Resource Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,296,752
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Biofuels in Perspective Wim Soetaert Soetaert, Wim Erick J. Vandamme Vandamme, Erick J. 1

Ch. 2 Sustainable Production of Cellulosic Feedstock for Biorefineries in the U.S.A. Matthew T. Carr Carr, Matthew T. James R. Hettenhaus Hettenhaus, James R. 9

Ch. 3 Bio-ethanol Development in the U.S.A. Brent Erickson Erickson, Brent Matthew T. Carr Carr, Matthew T. 39

Ch. 4 Bio-ethanol development(s) in Brazil Arnaldo Walter Walter, Arnaldo 55

Ch. 5 Process Technologies for Biodiesel Production Martin Mittelbach Mittelbach, Martin 77

Ch. 6 Bio-based Fischer-Tropsch Diesel Production Technologies Robin Zwart Zwart, Robin Rene van Ree van Ree, Rene 95

Ch. 7 Plant Oil Biofuel: Rationale, Production and Application Barnim Jeschke Jeschke, Barnim 117

Ch. 8 Enzymatic production of biodiesel Hideki Fukuda Fukuda, Hideki 129

Ch. 9 Production of Biodiesel from waste lipids Roland Verhe Verhe, Roland Christian V. Stevens Stevens, Christian V. 153

Ch. 10 Biomass Digestion to Methane in Agriculture: A Successful Pathway for the Energy Production and Waste Treatment Worldwide Peter Weiland Weiland, Peter Willy Verstraete Verstraete, Willy Adrianus Van Haandel Van Haandel, Adrianus 171

Ch. 11 Biological hydrogen production by anaerobic microorganisms Serve W. M. Kengen Kengen, Serve W. M. Heleen P. Goorissen Goorissen, Heleen P. Marcel Verhaart Verhaart, Marcel Alfons J. M. Stams Stams, Alfons J. M. Ed W. J. van Niel van Niel, Ed W. J. Pieternel A. M. Claassen Claassen, Pieternel A. M. 197

Ch. 12 Improving Sustainability of the Corn-Ethanol Industry Paul W. Gallagher Gallagher, Paul W. Hosein Shapouri Shapouri, Hosein 223

Index 235

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