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Biorefining of Biomass to Biofuels

Opportunities and Perception

  • Sachin Kumar
  • Rajesh K. Sani


  • Provides new insights into the conversion of biomass into biofuels

  • Written by experts in the respective fields

  • Appeals to researchers and engineers in the fields of biofuels and bioenergy technology and applications


Part of the Biofuel and Biorefinery Technologies book series (BBT, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Rakesh Kumar Maurya, Amit R. Patel, Prabir Sarkar, Harpreet Singh, Himanshu Tyagi
    Pages 25-52
  3. Amit R. Patel, Rakesh Kumar Maurya, Prabir Sarkar, Harpreet Singh, Himanshu Tyagi
    Pages 53-85
  4. Sasikumar Elumalai, Bhumica Agarwal, Troy M. Runge, Rajender S. Sangwan
    Pages 87-116
  5. Aida Mireya Ramírez-Arias, Liliana Giraldo, Juan Carlos Moreno-Piraján
    Pages 117-152
  6. Noopur Singh, Rukmini Roy, Swapna K. Srivastava, Bijan Choudhury
    Pages 167-186
  7. Dilip Kumar Adhikari
    Pages 187-201
  8. Soumya Sasmal, Kaustubha Mohanty
    Pages 203-221
  9. Daniela L. Aguilar, Rosa M. Rodríguez-Jasso, Elisa Zanuso, Anely A. Lara-Flores, Cristóbal N. Aguilar, Arturo Sanchez et al.
    Pages 223-248
  10. Shuvashish Behera, Nilesh Kumar Sharma, Sachin Kumar
    Pages 249-264
  11. Avanthi Althuri, Anjani Devi Chintagunta, Knawang Chhunji Sherpa, Rintu Banerjee
    Pages 265-285
  12. Lohit K. S. Gujjala, Sanjeev Kumar, Rajiv Chandra Rajak, Rintu Banerjee
    Pages 287-304
  13. Madhulika Shukla, Sachin Kumar
    Pages 305-341
  14. S. Sakthivel, S. Suresh, N. Selvaraju
    Pages 343-359
  15. S. Suresh, V. C. Srivastava, S. Sakthivel, S. Arisutha
    Pages 361-372

About this book


This volume focuses on the prospects of the conversion of biomass into biofuels including ethanol, butanol, biogas, biohydrogen, biodiesel, syn-gas and other useful products. Biomass-derived fuels have gained tremendous attention worldwide. However, due to high raw material and processing costs, biofuels produced from lignocelluloses have been found to be more expensive than conventional fuels. Therefore, a concept of biorefining has been introduced, where more than one product or each and every component of biomass may be derived into useful products in a manner of petroleum refinery.


Algal biomass Biodiesel Aviation biofuels Bioalkanes Biogas Biohydrogen Biorefinery Butanol Combustion Ethanol Lignocellulosic biomass Gasification Hydrocracking

Editors and affiliations

  • Sachin Kumar
    • 1
  • Rajesh K. Sani
    • 2
  1. 1.Biochemical Conversion DivisionSardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Bio-EnergyKapurthalaIndia
  2. 2.Department of Chemical and Biological EngineeringSouth Dakota School of Mines and TechnologyRapid CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Biorefining of Biomass to Biofuels
  • Book Subtitle Opportunities and Perception
  • Editors Sachin Kumar
    Rajesh K. Sani
  • Series Title Biofuel and Biorefinery Technologies
  • Series Abbreviated Title Biofuel Biorefinery Technologies
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-67677-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-88466-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-67678-4
  • Series ISSN 2363-7609
  • Series E-ISSN 2363-7617
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 372
  • Number of Illustrations 57 b/w illustrations, 56 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Renewable and Green Energy
    Biochemical Engineering
    Renewable and Green Energy
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