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Recent studies have shown strong evidence of human activity impact on the climate of the planet. Higher temperatures and intensification of extreme weather events such as hurricanes are among the consequences. This scenario opens up several possibilities for what is now called "green" or low carbon economy. We are talking about creating new businesses and industries geared to develop products and services with low consumption of natural resources and reduced greenhouse gases emission. Within this category of business, biofuels is a highlight and the central theme of this book. The first section presents some research results for first generation ethanol production from starch and sugar raw materials. Chapters in the second section present results on some efforts around the world to develop an efficient technology for producing second-generation ethanol from different types of lignocellulosic materials. While these production technologies are being developed, different uses for ethanol could also be studied. The chapter in the third section points to the use of hydrogen in fuel cells, where this hydrogen could be produced from ethanol.

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BioethanolEdited by Marco Aurelio Pinheiro Lima

Published: February 1st 2012

DOI: 10.5772/850

ISBN: 978-953-51-0008-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4367-3

Copyright year: 2012

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64987 Total Chapter Downloads

48 Crossref Citations

130 Web of Science Citations

155 Dimensions Citations


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1. Cassava Bioethanol

By Klanarong Sriroth, Sittichoke Wanlapatit and Kuakoon Piyachomkwan


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2. Single-Step Bioconversion of Unhydrolyzed Cassava Starch in the Production of Bioethanol and Its Value-Added Products

By Azlin Suhaida Azmi, Gek Cheng Ngoh, Maizirwan Mel and Masitah Hasan


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3. Sorghum as a Multifunctional Crop for the Production of Fuel Ethanol: Current Status and Future Trends

By Sergio O. Serna-Saldívar, Cristina Chuck-Hernández, Esther Pérez-Carrillo and Erick Heredia-Olea


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4. Simultaneous Production of Sugar and Ethanol from Sugarcane in China, the Development, Research and Prospect Aspects

By Lei Liang, Riyi Xu, Qiwei Li, Xiangyang Huang, Yuxing An, Yuanping Zhang and Yishan Guo


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5. Hydrolysis of Lignocellulosic Biomass: Current Status of Processes and Technologies and Future Perspectives

By Alessandra Verardi, Isabella De Bari, Emanuele Ricca and Vincenza Calabrò


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6. Second Generation Bioethanol from Lignocellulosics: Processing of Hardwood Sulphite Spent Liquor

By Daniel L. A. Fernandes, Susana R. Pereira, Luísa S. Serafim, Dmitry V. Evtuguin and Ana M. R. B. Xavier


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7. Bioethanol Production from Steam Explosion Pretreated Straw

By Heike Kahr, Alexander Jäger and Christof Lanzerstorfer


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8. Towards Increasing the Productivity of Lignocellulosic Bioethanol: Rational Strategies Fueled by Modeling

By Hyun-Seob Song, John A. Morgan and Doraiswami Ramkrishna


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9. Consolidated Bioprocessing Ethanol Production by Using a Mushroom

By Satoshi Kaneko, Ryoji Mizuno, Tomoko Maehara and Hitomi Ichinose


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10. SSF Fermentation of Rape Straw and the Effects of Inhibitory Stress on Yeast

By Anders Thygesen, Lasse Vahlgren, Jens Heller Frederiksen, William Linnane and Mette H. Thomsen


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11. Competing Plant Cell Wall Digestion Recalcitrance by Using Fungal Substrate – Adapted Enzyme Cocktails

By Vincent Phalip, Philippe Debeire and Jean-Marc Jeltsch


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12. Heterologous Expression and Extracellular Secretion of Cellulases in Recombinant Microbes

By Parisutham Vinuselvi and Sung Kuk Lee


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13. Catalytic Hydrogen Production from Bioethanol

By Hua Song


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