Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Biofuel's Engineering Process Technology

Edited by Marco Aurelio Dos Santos Bernardes

Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg

This book aspires to be a comprehensive summary of current biofuels issues and thereby contribute to the understanding of this important topic. Readers will find themes including biofuels development efforts, their implications for the food industry, current and future biofuels crops, the successful Brazilian ethanol program, insights of the first, second, third and fourth biofuel generations, advanced biofuel production techniques, related waste treatment, emissions and environmental impacts, water consumption, produced allergens and toxins. Additionally, the biofuel policy discussion is expected to be continuing in the foreseeable future and the reading of the biofuels features dealt with in this book, are recommended for anyone interested in understanding this diverse and developing theme.

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Biofuel's Engineering Process TechnologyEdited by Marco Aurelio Dos Santos Bernardes

Published: August 1st 2011

DOI: 10.5772/961

ISBN: 978-953-307-480-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4468-7

Copyright year: 2011

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126878 Total Chapter Downloads

66 Crossref Citations

218 Web of Science Citations

224 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Effect of Thermal Pretreatment Process on Bio-Fuel Conversion

By Aleksander Ryzhkov, Vadim Silin, Tatyana Bogatova, Aleksander Popov and Galina Usova


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2. The Challenge of Bioenergies: An Overview

By Nicolas Carels


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3. Biogas Upgrading by Pressure Swing Adsorption

By Carlos A. Grande


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4. Use of Rapeseed Straight Vegetable Oil as Fuel Produced in Small-Scale Exploitations

By Grau Baquero, Bernat Esteban, Jordi-Roger Riba, Rita Puig and Antoni Rius


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5. Nanotech Biofuels and Fuel Additives

By Sergio C. Trindade


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6. Bioresources for Third-Generation Biofuels

By Rafael Picazo-Espinosa, Jesús González-López and Maximino Manzanera


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7. Overview of Corn-Based Fuel Ethanol Coproducts: Production and Use

By Kurt A. Rosentrater


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8. Biorefinery Processes for Biomass Conversion to Liquid Fuel

By Shuangning Xiu, Bo Zhang and Abolghasem Shahbazi


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9. Utilisation of Waste from Digesters for Biogas Production

By Ladislav Kolář, Stanislav Kužel, Jiří Peterka and Jana Borová-Batt


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10. Biodiesel Production and Quality

By Roseli Ap. Ferrari, Anna Leticia M. Turtelli Pighinelli and Kil Jin Park


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11. Perspectives of Biobutanol Production and Use

By Petra Patakova, Daniel Maxa, Mojmir Rychtera, Michaela Linhova, Petr Fribert, Zlata Muzikova, Jakub Lipovsky, Leona Paulova, Milan Pospisil, Gustav Sebor and Karel Melzoch


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12. Paving the Road to Algal Biofuels with the Development of a Genetic Infrastructure

By Julian N. Rosenberg, Michael J. Betenbaugh and George A. Oyler


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13. Rheological Characterization of Bio-Oils from Pilot Scale Microwave Assisted Pyrolysis

By Chinnadurai Karunanithy and Kasiviswanathan Muthukumarappan


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14. Co-production of Bioethanol and Power

By Atsushi Tsutsumi and Yasuki Kansha


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15. Conversion of Non-Homogeneous Biomass to Ultraclean Syngas and Catalytic Conversion to Ethanol

By Stéphane C. Marie-Rose, Alexis Lemieux Perinet and Jean-Michel Lavoie


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16. Novel Methods in Biodiesel Production

By Didem Özçimen and Sevil Yücel


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17. Pyrolysis Oil Stabilisation by Catalytic Hydrotreatment

By Venderbosch R.H. and Heeres H.J.


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18. Biomass Feedstock Pre-Processing – Part 1: Pre-Treatment

By Lope Tabil, Phani Adapa and Mahdi Kashaninejad


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19. Biomass Feedstock Pre-Processing – Part 2: Densification

By Lope Tabil, Phani Adapa and Mahdi Kashaninejad


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20. Performances of Enzymatic Glucose/O2 Biofuel Cells

By Habrioux Aurélien, Servat Karine, Tingry Sophie and Kokoh Boniface


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21. Quantifying Bio-Engineering: The Importance of Biophysics in Biofuel Research

By Patanjali Varanasi, Lan Sun, Bernhard Knierim, Elena Bosneaga, Purbasha Sarkar, Seema Singh and Manfred Auer


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22. Kinetic Study on Palm Oil Waste Decomposition

By Zakir Khan, Suzana Yusup, Murni M. Ahmad, Yoshimitsu Uemura, Vuoi S. Chok, Umer Rashid and Abrar Inayat


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23. Biofuels and Energy Self-Sufficiency: Colombian Experience

By Elkin Alonso Cortés-Marín and Héctor José Ciro-Velázquez


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24. Enzyme-Based Microfluidic Biofuel Cell to Generate Micropower

By A.Zebda, C. Innocent, L. Renaud, M. Cretin, F. Pichot, R. Ferrigno and S. Tingry


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25. Energy Paths due to Blue Tower Process

By Kiyoshi Dowaki


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26. Advances in the Development of Bioethanol: A Review

By Giovanni Di Nicola, Eleonora Santecchia, Giulio Santori and Fabio Polonara


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27. Effect of Fried Dishes Assortment on Chosen Properties of Used Plant Oils as Raw Materials for Production of Diesel Fuel Substitute

By Marek Szmigielski, Barbara Maniak, Wiesław Piekarski and Grzegorz Zając


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28. Recent Development of Miniatured Enzymatic Biofuel Cells 657

By Yin Song, Varun Penmasta and Chunlei Wang


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29. Biorefining Lignocellulosic Biomass via the Feedstock Impregnation Rapid and Sequential Steam Treatment

By Jean-Michel Lavoie, Romain Beauchet, Véronique Berberi and Michel Chornet


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30. Biomethanol Production from Forage Grasses, Trees, and Crop Residues

By Hitoshi Nakagawa, Masayasu Sakai, Toshirou Harada, Toshimitsu Ichinose, Keiji Takeno, Shinji Matsumoto, Makoto Kobayashi,Keigo Matsumoto and Kenichi Yakushido


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