Advances in Biofuels, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1461462495
  • ISBN-13: 9781461462491
  • DDC: 333.9539
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 268 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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​Biofuels will play a key role in the 21st century as the world faces two critical problems; volatile fuel prices and global climatic changes. Both of these are linked to the overdependence on the fossil fuels: petroleum, natural gas, and coal. Transportation is almost totally dependent on petroleum based fuels such as gasoline, diesel fuel, liquefied petroleum gas, and on natural gas. Despite a significant amount of research into biofuels, the field has not been able to replace fossil fuels. Recent advances will change this scenario. Extracting fuel from biomass has been very expensive (both monetarily and in land usage), time consuming, unusable byproducts, etc. Technology to obtain liquid fuel from non-fossil sources must be improved to be faster, more efficient and more cost-effective. This book will cover the current technology used for a variety of plant types and explore shortcomings with each.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Dedication Page.
1: Biofuels Opportunity.
2: Prospect, Challenges and Opportunities on Biofuels in Malaysia.
3: Investment Opportunities at Palm Oil Industrial Cluster (POIC) Lahad Datu with Special Reference to Biofuels.
4: Biomass Conversion.
5: Biomass Conversion to Fuel (Solid, Liquid and Gas Fuel).
6: Online Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Sulfur Compounds from Hydrothermal Reactions of Biomass Wastes for Hydrogen Production.
7: Utilisation of Palm Oil Wastes for Biofuel and Other Value-Added Bio-Products: A Holistic Approach to Sustainable Waste Management for the Palm Oil Industry.
8: In Situ Spectroscopic Monitoring of Straight Vegetable Oil Combustion Properties (Sunflower and Soybean Oils).
9: Low-Cost Alternative Renewable Energy Bioethanol Production from Palm Oil in Malaysian Context.
10: Biodiesel Production.
11: A Bio-Route Production of Biodiesel.
12: Catalysis in Biodiesel Synthesis: Challenges and Future Perspectives.
13: Higher Grade Biodiesel Production by Using Solid Heterogeneous Catalysts.
14: Enzymatic Biofuels.
15: Enzymatic Process for Biodiesel and High Value-Added Products.
16: Stability Studies of Immobilized Burkholderia cepacia Lipase and Its Application in Biodiesel Production from Jatropha curcas Oil.
17: Algal Biofuels.
18: Fermentation Study on Macroalgae Eucheuma cottonii for Bioethanol Production via Varying Acid Hydrolysis.
19: Membrane Photobioreactor as a Device to Increase CO2 Mitigation by Microalgae by Microalgae.