Bioenergy Research: Advances and Applications, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0444595643
  • ISBN-13: 9780444595645
  • DDC: 662.9
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 500 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Bioenergy Research: Advances and Applications brings biology and engineering together to address the challenges of future energy needs. The book consolidates the most recent research on current technologies, concepts, and commercial developments in various types of widely used biofuels and integrated biorefineries, across the disciplines of biochemistry, biotechnology, phytology, and microbiology. All the chapters in the book are derived from international scientific experts in their respective research areas. They provide you with clear and concise information on both standard and more recent bioenergy production methods, including hydrolysis and microbial fermentation. Chapters are also designed to facilitate early stage researchers, and enables you to easily grasp the concepts, methodologies and application of bioenergy technologies. Each chapter in the book describes the merits and drawbacks of each technology as well as its usefulness. The book provides information on recent approaches to graduates, post-graduates, researchers and practitioners studying and working in field of the bioenergy. It is an invaluable information resource on biomass-based biofuels for fundamental and applied research, catering to researchers in the areas of bio-hydrogen, bioethanol, bio-methane and biorefineries, and the use of microbial  processes in the conversion of biomass into biofuels.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Current Bioenergy Researches: Strengths and Future Challenges.
2: Bioenergy Research: An Overview on Technological Developments and Bioresources.
3: Use of Agroindustrial Residues for Bioethanol Production.
4: Recent Advancements in Pretreatment Technologies of Biomass to Produce Bioenergy.
5: Biofuels and Bioproducts Produced through Microbial Conversion of Biomass.
6: Databases for Bioenergy-related Enzymes.
7: Isobutanol Production from Bioenergy Crops.
8: Lipase-catalyzed Biodiesel Production: Technical Challenges.
9: Bioelectrochemistry of Microbial Fuel Cells and Their Potential Applications in Bioenergy.
10: Second-generation Biofuel from High-efficiency Algal-derived Biocrude.
11: Microalgae: The Tiny Microbes with a Big Impact.
12: Biobased Fats (lipids) and Oils from Biomass as a Source of Bioenergy.
13: Use of Volatile Solids from Biomass for Energy Production.
14: Biorefinery Systems: An Overview.
15: Catalytic Thermochemical Processes for Biomass Conversion to Biofuels and Chemicals.
16: Applications of Heterogeneous Catalysts in the Production of Biodiesel by Esterification and Transesterification.
17: Lignocellulose-based Chemical Products.
18: Industrial Lignins: Analysis, Properties, and Applications.
19: Amino-based Products from Biomass and Microbial Amino Acid Production.
20: Production of Phytochemicals, Dyes and Pigments as Coproducts in Bioenergy Processes.
21: Recent Developments on Cyanobacteria and Green Algae for Biohydrogen Photoproduction and Its Importance in Co2 Reduction.
22: Engineered Cyanobacteria: Research and Application in Bioenergy.
23: Sustainable Farming of Bioenergy Crops.
24: Bioenergy Technology and Food Industry Waste Valorization for Integrated Production of Polyhydroxyalkanoates.
25: Advances and Innovations in Biochar Production and Utilization for Improving Environmental Quality.
26: Biochar Processing for Sustainable Development in Current and Future Bioenergy Research.
27: Development of Thermochemical and Biochemical Technologies for Biorefineries.