Biofuel Technologies

Recent Developments

  • Vijai Kumar Gupta
  • Maria G. Tuohy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Sustainability and Technical Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ravichandra Potumarthi, Rama Raju Baadhe, Sankar Bhattacharya
      Pages 3-27
    3. Thapat Silalertruksa, Shabbir H. Gheewala
      Pages 29-49
  3. Pretreatment Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Keikhosor Karimi, Marzieh Shafiei, Rajeev Kumar
      Pages 53-96
    3. Anthonia O’Donovan, Vijai K. Gupta, Jessica M. Coyne, Maria G. Tuohy
      Pages 97-118
  4. Conversion Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Jessica M. Coyne, Vijai K. Gupta, Anthonia O’ Donovon, Maria G. Tuohy
      Pages 121-143
    3. Pablo Alvira, Mercedes Ballesteros, María José Negro
      Pages 145-169
    4. Gashaw Mamo, Reza Faryar, Eva Nordberg Karlsson
      Pages 171-188
    5. Willem H. van Zyl, Riaan den Haan, Daniel C. la Grange
      Pages 189-220
  5. Biofuel Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
  6. Biofuels, Co-products and Associated Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Jahangir Imam, Puneet Kumar Singh, Pratyoosh Shukla
      Pages 301-315
    3. Dheeraj Rathore, Anoop Singh
      Pages 317-333
    4. S. Venkata Mohan, S. Srikanth, G. Velvizhi, M. Lenin Babu
      Pages 335-368

About this book

Introduction

Biofuels are considered to be the main potential replacement for fossil fuels in the near future. In this book international experts present recent advances in biofuel research and related technologies. Topics include biomethane and biobutanol production, microbial fuel cells, feedstock production, biomass pre-treatment, enzyme hydrolysis, genetic manipulation of microbial cells and their application in the biofuels industry, bioreactor systems, and economical processing technologies for biofuel residues. The chapters provide concise information to help understand the technology-related implications of biofuels development. Moreover, recent updates on biofuel feedstocks, biofuel types, associated co- and byproducts and their applications are highlighted. The book addresses the needs of postgraduate researchers and scientists across diverse disciplines and industrial sectors in which biofuel technologies and related research and experimentation are pursued.

Keywords

bioconversion biodiesel bioenergy bioethanol biofuels biohydrogen biomass biomethane microbial fuel cells

Editors and affiliations

  • Vijai Kumar Gupta
    • 1
  • Maria G. Tuohy
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of BiochemistryNational University of Ireland GalwayGalwayIreland
  2. 2., Department of BiochemistryNational University of Ireland GalwayGalwayIreland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34519-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-34518-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-34519-7
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