Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Frontiers in Bioenergy and Biofuels

Edited by Eduardo Jacob-Lopes

Universidade Federal de Santa Maria


Leila Queiroz Zepka

Universidade Federal de Santa Maria

Frontiers in Bioenergy and Biofuels presents an authoritative and comprehensive overview of the possibilities for production and use of bioenergy, biofuels, and coproducts. Issues related to environment, food, and energy present serious challenges to the success and stability of nations. The challenge to provide energy to a rapidly increasing global population has made it imperative to find new technological routes to increase production of energy while also considering the biosphere’s ability to regenerate resources. The bioenergy and biofuels are resources that may provide solutions to these critical challenges. Divided into 25 discreet parts, the book covers topics on characterization, production, and uses of bioenergy, biofuels, and coproducts. Frontiers in Bioenergy and Biofuels provides an insight into future developments in each field and extensive bibliography. It will be an essential resource for researchers and academic and industry professionals in the energy field.

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Frontiers in Bioenergy and BiofuelsEdited by Eduardo Jacob-Lopes

Published: January 25th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/63185

ISBN: 978-953-51-2892-2

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2891-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4121-1

Copyright year: 2017

Books open for chapter submissions

49415 Total Chapter Downloads

49 Crossref Citations

44 Web of Science Citations

107 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Life Cycle Assessment as a Fundamental Tool to Define the Biofuel Performance

By Mariany Costa Deprá, Leila Queiroz Zepka and Eduardo Jacob- Lopes


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2. Cell Wall Proteomics as a Means to Identify Target Genes to Improve Second‐Generation Biofuel Production

By Maria J. Calderan‐Rodrigues, Juliana G. Fonseca, Carlos A. Labate and Elisabeth Jamet


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3. Advances in the Application of Spectroscopic Techniques in the Biofuel Area over the Last Few Decades

By João Cajaiba Da Silva, Alex Queiroz, Alline Oliveira and Vinícius Kartnaller


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4. Liquid Scintillation Spectrometry as a Tool of Biofuel Quantification

By Romana Krištof and Jasmina Kožar Logar


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5. Chromatographic Methods Applied to the Characterization of Bio-Oil from the Pyrolysis of Agro-Industrial Biomasses

By Maria Silvana A. Moraes, Débora Tomasini, Juliana M. da Silva, Maria Elisabete Machado, Laíza C. Krause, Claudia A. Zini, Rosângela A. Jacques and Elina B. Caramão


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6. Perceptions on Internal and External Factors Impacting the U.S. Nonfood Advanced Biofuel Industry

By Henry Jose Quesada‐Pineda, Jeremy Withers and Robert Smith


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7. The Biofuel Crops in Global Warming Challenge: Carbon Capture by Corn, Sweet Sorghum and Switchgrass Biomass Grown for Biofuel Production in the USA

By Roland Ahouélété Yaovi Holou and Valentin Missiakô Kindomihou


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8. Theoretical Considerations for Economics of Second- and Third- Generation Biofuels

By Fouzia Tabssum and Javed Iqbal Qazi


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9. Emerging Green Technologies for Biodiesel Production

By Hanifa Taher and Sulaiman Al-Zuhair


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10. Biogas, Biodiesel and Bioethanol as Multifunctional Renewable Fuels and Raw Materials

By Venko Beschkov


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11. Potential of Cellulosic Ethanol to Overcome Energy Crisis in Pakistan

By Saima Mirza, Habib ur Rehman, Waqar Mahmood and Javed Iqbal Qazi


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12. Jatropha Biofuel Industry: The Challenges

By M. Moniruzzaman, Zahira Yaakob, M. Shahinuzzaman, Rahima Khatun and A.K.M. Aminul Islam


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13. Review of Continuous Fermentative Hydrogen-Producing Bioreactors from Complex Wastewater

By Paula Rúbia Ferreira Rosa and Edson Luiz Silva


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14. Bifunctional Heterogeneous Catalysts for Biodiesel Production using Low Cost Feedstocks: A Future Perspective

By Anita Ramli, Muhammad Farooq, Abdul Naeem, Saleem Khan, Muhammad Hummayun, Azhar Iqbal, Sohail Ahmed and Liaqat Ali Shah


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15. Role of Mass-Transfer Interfacial Area in the Biodiesel Production Performance of Acid-Catalyzed Esterification

By Devjyoti Nath, Adisorn Aroonwilas and Amornvadee Veawab


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16. Biodiesel Compatibility with Elastomers and Steel

By Salete Martins Alves, Valdicleide Silva e Mello and Franklin Kaic Dutra-Pereira


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17. Biofuel Additives: Conversion of Glycerol with Benzyl Alcohol over SBA‐15 with Sulfonic Acid Groups

By Pedro Canhão and Jose E. Castanheiro


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18. Thermodynamic Properties of Propanol and Butanol as Oxygenate Additives to Biofuels

By Eduardo A. Montero, Fernando Aguilar, Natalia Muñoz-Rujas and Fatima E. M. Alaoui


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19. Photocatalytic Reforming of Lignocelluloses, Glycerol, and Chlorella to Hydrogen

By Masahide Yasuda


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20. Renewable Hydrocarbons from Triglyceride's Thermal Cracking

By Vinicyus R. Wiggers, Ramon F. Beims, Laércio Ender, Edésio L. Simionatto and Henry F. Meier


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21. Biogasification of Horse Dung Using a Cylindrical Surface Batch Biodigester

By Patrick Mukumba, Golden Makaka and Sampson Mamphweli


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22. Refractory Materials for Biofuel Boilers

By Valentin Antonovič, Jacek Szczerba, Jadvyga Keriene, Rimvydas Stonys and Renata Boris


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23. Power Form Agripellets

By Claudia Santibáñez Varnero and Marcela Vargas Urrutia


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24. SWOT Analysis Applied to Wheat Straw Utilization as a Biofuel in Mexico

By Gisela Montero, Conrado García, Marcos A. Coronado, Lydia Toscano, Margarita Stoytcheva, Ricardo Torres, Ana M. Vázquez and Daniela G. Montes


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25. Use of Corn Dried Distillers Grains (DDGS) in Feeding of Ruminants

By Ewa Pecka-Kiełb, Andrzej Zachwieja, Dorota Miśta, Wojciech Zawadzki and Anna Zielak-Steciwko


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