Sugarcane Biofuels

Status, Potential, and Prospects of the Sweet Crop to Fuel the World

  • Muhammad Tahir Khan
  • Imtiaz Ahmed Khan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Sugarcane as a Bioenergy Crop

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ghulam Raza, Kazim Ali, Muhammad Aamir Hassan, Mudassar Ashraf, Muhammad Tahir Khan, Imtiaz Ahmed Khan
      Pages 3-19
    3. Adônis Moreira, Larissa Alexandra Cardoso Moraes, Gisele Silva de Aquino, Reges Heinrichs
      Pages 21-38
    4. Sizuo Matsuoka, Luis Claudio Silva Rubio
      Pages 39-66
  3. Sugarcane Biofuels Production in the World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Felipe A. F. Antunes, Anuj K. Chandel, Ruly Terán-Hilares, Thais S. S. Milessi, Beatriz M. Travalia, Felipe A. Ferrari et al.
      Pages 99-121
    3. Kamla Malik, Deepak Kumar Verma, Shikha Srivastava, S. Mehta, N. Kumari, Khushboo et al.
      Pages 123-138
    4. Yun-Hai Lu, Yan-Qing Yang
      Pages 139-155
    5. Shabbir H. Gheewala, Thapat Silalertruksa, Patcharaporn Pongpat, Sébastien Bonnet
      Pages 157-174
    6. Muhammad Tahir Khan, Imtiaz Ahmed Khan, Shafquat Yasmeen, Ghulam Shah Nizamani, Shahid Afghan
      Pages 175-202
    7. Noé Aguilar-Rivera, Christian Michel-Cuello, Ricardo Serna-Lagunes, Teresita de Jesús Debernardi-Vázquez, Armín Trujillo-Mata
      Pages 203-235
    8. Kelly Johana Dussán, Giuliano Formaggio de Mello, Bruna Gava Floriam, Mariana Ortiz Sanchez, Estefanny Carmona Garcia, Carlos Ariel Cardona et al.
      Pages 237-265
    9. Semida Silveira, Dilip Khatiwada
      Pages 285-300
    10. Howard Viator, Giovanna Aita, Daira Aragon, Franz Ehrenhauser, Michael Salassi, Harold Birkett
      Pages 301-318
    11. Mohsen Mandegari, Abdul Muhaymin Petersen, Yuda Benjamin, Johann F. Görgens
      Pages 319-346
  4. Industrial and Technological Aspects of the Sugarcane Bioenergy Production Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-347
    2. Sagheer Ahmad, Muhammad Anjum Ali, Giovanna M. Aita, Muhammad Tahir Khan, Imtiaz Ahmed Khan
      Pages 349-388
    3. Fabio R. Marin, Murilo S. Vianna, Daniel S. P. Nassif
      Pages 389-407
    4. Suani T. Coelho, José Goldemberg
      Pages 409-444
    5. Luís Augusto Barbosa Cortez, Telma Teixeira Franco, Antonio Bonomi
      Pages 445-460
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 461-472

About this book


Sugarcane exhibits all the major characteristics of a promising bioenergy crop including high biomass yield, C4 photosynthetic system, perennial nature, and ratooning ability. Being the largest agricultural commodity of the world with respect to total production, sugarcane biomass is abundantly available. Brazil has already become a sugarcane biofuels centered economy while Thailand, Colombia, and South Africa are also significantly exploiting this energy source. Other major cane producers include India, China, Pakistan, Mexico, Australia, Indonesia, and the United States. It has been projected that sugarcane biofuels will be playing extremely important role in world’s energy matrix in recent future.

This book analyzes the significance, applications, achievements, and future avenues of biofuels and bioenergy production from sugarcane, in top cane growing countries around the globe. Moreover, we also evaluate the barriers and areas of improvement for targeting efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective biofuels from sugarcane to meet the world’s energy needs and combat the climate change.


Sugarcane Biofuel Bioenergy Bioethanol Bioenergy Crop C4 Photosynthesis Cellulosic Biofuel Sustainability Environmental Impact Green Energy

Editors and affiliations

  • Muhammad Tahir Khan
    • 1
  • Imtiaz Ahmed Khan
    • 2
  1. 1.Sugarcane Biotechnology GroupNuclear Institute of AgricultureTandojamPakistan
  2. 2.Sugarcane Biotechnology GroupNuclear Institute of AgricultureTandojamPakistan

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