Advertisement

Third Generation Biofuels

  • Pratima¬†Bajpai

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Energy book series (BRIEFSENERGY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Pratima Bajpai
    Pages 1-6
  3. Pratima Bajpai
    Pages 11-15
  4. Pratima Bajpai
    Pages 17-28
  5. Pratima Bajpai
    Pages 29-36
  6. Pratima Bajpai
    Pages 37-43
  7. Pratima Bajpai
    Pages 45-66
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 71-76

About this book

Introduction

Growing concerns about the rapid depletion of fossil fuel reserves, rising crude oil prices, energy security and global climate change have led to increased worldwide interest in renewable energy sources such as biofuels. In this context, biofuel production from renewable sources is considered to be one of the most sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels and a viable means of achieving environmental and economic sustainability. 

       Although biofuel processes hold great potential to provide a carbon-neutral route to fuel production, first-generation production systems are characterized by considerable economic and environmental limitations. The advent of second-generation biofuels is intended to produce fuels from lignocellulosic biomass, the woody part of plants that does not compete with food production. However, converting woody biomass into fermentable sugars requires costly technologies. Therefore, third-generation biofuels from microalgae are considered to be a viable alternative energy resource, free from the major drawbacks associated with first and second-generation biofuels. This book examines the background of third-generation biofuel production; the advantages of algae over traditional biofuel crops; algal biomass production; algae harvesting and drying methods; production of biofuel from microalgae; and future prospects. 

Keywords

Microalgae Renewable Energy climate change Global warming Biohydrogen

Authors and affiliations

  • Pratima¬†Bajpai
    • 1
  1. 1.Pulp and Paper ConsultantKanpurIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2378-2
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-2377-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-2378-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5520
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5539
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Materials & Steel
Automotive
Chemical Manufacturing
Biotechnology
Consumer Packaged Goods
Energy, Utilities & Environment
Aerospace
Oil, Gas & Geosciences
Engineering