Handbook of Biofuels Production, Second Edition, discusses advanced chemical, biochemical, and thermochemical biofuels production routes that are fast being developed to address the global increase in energy usage.
Research and development in this field is aimed at improving the quality and environmental impact of biofuels production, as well as the overall efficiency and output of biofuels production plants. The book provides a comprehensive and systematic reference on the range of biomass conversion processes and technology.
Key changes for this second edition include increased coverage of emerging feedstocks, including microalgae, more emphasis on by-product valorization for biofuels' production, additional chapters on emerging biofuel production methods, and discussion of the emissions associated with biofuel use in engines.
The editorial team is strengthened by the addition of two extra members, and a number of new contributors have been invited to work with authors from the first edition to revise existing chapters, thus offering fresh perspectives.
Prof. Rafael Luque has significant experience in biomass and waste valorisation practices for the production of materials, fuels and chemicals. From 2009, he has been a Ramon y Cajal Fellow at University of Cordoba in Spain, but has also spent sabbatical periods at the EPA in Cincinnati, the Max Planck in Berlin and City University of Hong Kong Dr Carol Sze Ki Lin is an Assistant Professor in the School of Energy and Environment at the City at University of Hong Kong Prof. Karen Wilson is Chair of Catalysis and Research Director of the European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI). Prof James Clark is a founding director of the world-leading Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence at the University of York, UK.
Part I Key issues and assessment of biofuels production 1. Introduction: an overview of biofuels and production technologies 2. Multiple objectives policy for biofuels production: environmental, socio-economic and regulatory issues 3. Life cycle sustainability assessment of biofuels 4. Techno-economic studies of biofuels 5. Moving away from first generation biofuel feedstocks Part II Biofuels from chemical and biochemical conversion processes and technologies 6. Production of biodiesel via chemical catalytic conversion 7. Biochemical catalytic production of biodiesel 8. Biodiesel production from microbial oil 9. Biochemical production of bioalcohols 10. Production of biogas via anaerobic digestion 11. Biological and fermentative production of hydrogen 12. Biological and fermentative conversion of syngas Part III Biofuels from thermal and thermo-chemical conversion processes and technologies 13. Production of bio-oils via catalytic pyrolysis 14. Production of biofuels via catalytic cracking 15. Production of bio-syngas and biohydrogen via gasification 16. Production of bioalcohols via gasification 17. Production of biofuels via hydrothermal conversion 18. Production of biofuels via Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: biomass-to-liquids 19. Production of biofuels via bio-oil upgrading & refining Part IV Integrated production and application of biofuels 20. Biofuel-driven biorefineries for the co-production of transportation fuels and added-value products 21. Food waste to biofuels 22. Agricultural waste (lignocellulose) to biofuels and biochar production 23. Microalgae for biofuels 24. Utilisation of biofuels in diesel engines 25. Emissions from the application of biofuels in engines: current status and future prospects