© 2013

Advances in Biofuels

  • Ravindra Pogaku
  • Rosalam Hj. Sarbatly


  • Timely publication about energy and the environment

  • Displays improved techniques for extracting energy from biomass (cheaper, more efficient, less, waste)

  • Written for students but suitable for the interested lay reader


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Biofuels Opportunity

  3. Biomass Conversion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Suzana Yusup, Murni Melati Ahmad, Anita Ramli, Khan Zakir, Mas Fatiha Mohamad
      Pages 29-39
    3. Ravindra Pogaku, Tapan Kumar Biswas, Rahmath Abdulla
      Pages 97-104
  4. Biodiesel Production

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. A. H. Kamaruddin, N. A. Serri, J. H. Sim, S. F. A. Halim, S. R. A. Rahaman
      Pages 107-125
    3. Ahmad Hafiidz Mohammad Fauzi, Nor Aishah Saidina Amin
      Pages 127-152
  5. Enzymatic Biofuels

  6. Algal Biofuels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Rachel Fran Mansa, Wei-Fang Chen, Siau-Jen Yeo, Yan-Yan Farm, Hafeza Abu Bakar, Coswald Stephen Sipaut
      Pages 219-240

About this book


Biofuels will play a key role in the 21st century as the world faces two critical problems; volatile fuel prices and global climatic changes. Both of these are linked to the overdependence on the fossil fuels: petroleum, natural gas, and coal. Transportation is almost totally dependent on petroleum based fuels such as gasoline, diesel fuel, liquefied petroleum gas, and on natural gas. Despite a significant amount of research into biofuels, the field has not been able to replace fossil fuels. Recent advances will change this scenario. Extracting fuel from biomass has been very expensive (both monetarily and in land usage), time consuming, unusable byproducts, etc. Technology to obtain liquid fuel from non-fossil sources must be improved to be faster, more efficient and more cost-effective. This book will cover the current technology used for a variety of plant types and explore shortcomings with each.


Biomass biodiesel renewable

Editors and affiliations

  • Ravindra Pogaku
    • 1
  • Rosalam Hj. Sarbatly
    • 2
  1. 1.University Malaysia SabahKotakinabaluMalaysia
  2. 2.University Malaysia SabahKota Kinabalu, SabahMalaysia

About the editors

Dr.Pogaku Ravindra Professor of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering Postgraduate coordinator School of Engineering and Information Technology University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Rosalam Hj.Sarbatly, Ph.D Dean/Assoc.Prof. School Of Engineering and Information Technology, University Malaysia Sabah

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Advances in Biofuels
  • Editors Pogaku Ravindra
    Rosalam Hj. Sarbatly
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4614-6248-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-8634-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-6249-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 268
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Renewable and Green Energy
    Biochemical Engineering
    Energy Systems
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