Biomass to Biofuels


 by :

 Anju Dahiya (Edit)

 Press :

 Academic Press

 Year :


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 ISBN (13) :


 ISBN (10) :


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 Size :

 19 x 24

 Price :

 $ 120.00



Gain a complete understanding of biofuels, from ethanol to algae, from the farm to the refinery, with this practical technical guide.


 Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive overview and in-depth technical information of all possible bioenergy resources (solid, liquid, and gaseous), including cutting-edge topics such as advanced fuels and biogas 
  • Integrates current state of art coverage from feedstocks to cost-effective conversion processes to biofuels economic analysis and environmental policy
  • Features case studies and quizzes for each section derived from the implementation of actual hands-on biofuel projects as part of service learning.



Depleting fossil fuel reserves and adverse effects of fluctuating oil prices have renewed interest in alternative and sustainable sources of energy. Bioenergy: Biomass to Biofuels takes on this topic and examines current and emerging feedstocks and advanced processes and technologies enabling the development of all possible alternative energy sources: solid (wood energy, grass energy, and other biomass), liquid (biodiesel, algae biofuel, ethanol), and gaseous/electric (biogas, syngas, bioelectricity). Divided into seven parts, Bioenergy gives thorough consideration to topics such as feedstocks, biomass production and utilization, life cycle analysis, Energy Return on Invested (EROI), integrated sustainability assessments, conversions technologies, biofuels economics and policy. In addition, contributions from leading industry professionals and academics, augmented by related service-learning case studies and quizzes, provide readers with a comprehensive resource that connect theory to real-world implementation.



Early career biomass professionals, including energy, chemical and agricultural engineers; food scientists; undergraduates and graduates students in Engineering and Agriculture


Part I   Bioenergy - Biomass to Biofuels: an overview

1. Introduction to Bioenergy
2. Introduction to Biodiesel and Glossary of Terms
3. Bioenergy – Biomass to Biofuels Terms & Definitions


Part II   Wood and Grass Biomass as Biofuels


4. Wood BioEnergy
5. Perennial Grass Biomass Production and Utilization
6. Wood and Grass Energy Service Learning Projects and Case Studies


Part III   Biomass to Liquid Biofuels


7. Bioenergy Crops
8. On-Farm Oil-Based Biodiesel Production
9. Life Cycle Assessment: The Energy Return on Invested of Biodiesel
10. Energy management during field production practices
11. Straight Vegetable Oil as a Diesel Fuel?
12. Cellulosic Ethanol—Biofuel Beyond Corn
13. Bioheat
14. Advanced biofuel from algae biomass
15. Liquid Biofuels Service Learning Projects and Case Studies


Part IV   Gaseous fuels and Bioelectricity


16. Thermal Gasification of Biomass – a Primer
17. Basics of Energy Production through Anaerobic Digestion of Livestock Manure
18. Bioenergy and Anaerobic Digestion
19. Gaseous fuels Service Learning Projects and Case Studies


Part V   Conversion pathways for cost-effective biofuel production


20. Biodiesel Production
21. Transesterification
22. Whole Algal Biomass in situ Transesterification to Fatty Acid Methyl Esters as           Biofuel Feedstocks
23. How Fuel Ethanol Is Made from Corn
24. Approaches for evaluating biomass bioconversion for fuels and chemicals
25. Reducing Enzyme Costs, Novel Combinations and Advantages of enzymes           could lead to improved cost effective Biofuels Production
26. Pyrolysis of Lignocellulosic Biomass: Oil, Char, and Gas
27. Sustainable Aviation Biofuels - A Development and Deployment Success Model
28. Cutting Edge Biofuel Conversion Technologies to Integrate into           Petroleum-based Infrastructure and Integrated Bio-Refineries
29. Fuel conversion Service Learning Projects and Case Studies:


Part VI Biofuels Economics, Sustainability, Environmental and Policy


30. Biofuel Economics and Policy: The Renewable Fuel Standard the Blend Wall,          and Future Uncertainties
31. Economics of Ethanol and Biodiesel
32. Fuel Quality Policy
33. Renewable Oil-heat
34. Biodiesel Emissions
35. Health Effects Testing
36. Biodiesel Sustainability Fact Sheet
37. Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Bioenergy
38. Integrated agro-ecological technology networks for food, bioenergy and         bio-material production


Part VII Quizzes



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