Sustainability of Biofuel Production from Oil Palm Biomass, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 9814451703
  • ISBN-13: 9789814451703
  • DDC: 662.88
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 323 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This book evaluates and discusses the main sustainability challenges encountered in the production of biofuel and bio-products from oil palm biomass. It starts off with the emphasis on oil palm production, oil palm products recovery and oil palm wastes utilization. The simultaneous production of these bio-products for sustainable development is discussed. This is followed by the key factors defining the sustainability of biofuel and bio-product production from oil palm biomass. The environmental issues including ecological, life cycle assessment and environmental impact assessment of oil palm plantation, milling and refining for the production of biofuels and bio-products are presented. Socio-economic and thermodynamic analysis of the production processes are also evaluated using various sustainability assessment tools such as exergy. Lastly, methods of improving biofuel production systems for sustainable development are highlighted.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Biofuels and Sustainable Development.
2: Introduction to Sustainability of Biofuels Toward Sustainable Development.
3: Biofuels: Production Technologies, Global Profile, and Market Potentials.
4: Biofuels Production from Oil Palm Biomass and Sustainable Development.
5: Oil Palm Biomass as Feedstock for Biofuel Production.
6: Production of Palm Biofuels Toward Sustainable Development.
7: Sustainability Assessment of Biofuel Production from Oil Palm Biomass.
8: Environmental Sustainability Assessment of Biofuel Production from Oil Palm Biomass.
9: Economic Sustainability Assessment of Biofuels Production from Oil Palm Biomass.
10: Thermodynamic Sustainability Assessment of Biofuel Production from Oil Palm Biomass.
11: Social and Policy Issues Affecting the Sustainability of Palm Biofuel Production.
Appendix A.
Appendix B.
Appendix C.
Appendix D.
Appendix E.
Environmental Impacts Associated with Palm Biofuels Production.
Appendix G.