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State of Development

Edited by Krzysztof Biernat

Łukasiewicz R&D Network - Automotive Industry Institute

This book offers the current state of knowledge in the field of biofuels, presented by selected research centers from around the world. Biogas from waste production process and areas of application of biomethane were characterized. Also, possibilities of applications of wastes from fruit bunch of oil palm tree and high biomass/bagasse from sorghum and Bermuda grass for second-generation bioethanol were presented. Processes and mechanisms of biodiesel production, including the review of catalytic transesterification process, and careful analysis of kinetics, including bioreactor system for algae breeding, were widely analyzed. Problem of emissivity of NOx from engines fueled by B20 fuel was characterized. The closing chapters deal with the assessment of the potential of biofuels in Turkey, the components of refinery systems for production of biodegradable plastics from biomass. Also, a chapter concerning the environmental conditions of synthesis gas production as a universal raw material for the production of alternative fuels was also added.

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BiofuelsState of DevelopmentEdited by Krzysztof Biernat

Published: July 11th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.72955

ISBN: 978-1-78923-347-6

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-346-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-707-7

Copyright year: 2018

Books open for chapter submissions

16511 Total Chapter Downloads

34 Crossref Citations

23 Web of Science Citations

65 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Prospective Biofuels

By Krzysztof Biernat


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2. The Potential for Biogas Production from Agriculture Wastes in Mexico

By Salvador Carlos Hernandez and Lourdes Diaz Jimenez


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3. Biomethane as Transport Fuel

By Magdalena Rogulska, Paweł Bukrejewski and Ewa Krasuska


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4. Pretreatment Empty Fruit Bunch of Oil Palm Tree for Improving Enzymatic Saccharification

By Sutikno Sutikno and Muhammad Kismurtono


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5. Conversion of High Biomass/Bagasse from Sorghum and Bermuda Grass into Second-Generation Bioethanol

By Erick Heredia-Olea, Sergio O. Serna-Saldivar, Esther Perez-Carrillo and Jesica R. Canizo


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6. Review of Catalytic Transesterification Methods for Biodiesel Production

By Sadia Nasreen, Muhammad Nafees, Liaqat Ali Qureshi, Muhammad Shahbaz Asad, Ali Sadiq and Syed Danial Ali


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7. Ultrasound Methods for Biodiesel Production and Analysis

By Pâmella A. Oliveira, Raphaela M. Baesso, Gabriel C. Moraes, André V. Alvarenga and Rodrigo P.B. Costa-Félix


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8. Kinetics of Transesterification Processes for Biodiesel Production

By Fernando Trejo-Zárraga, Felipe de Jesús Hernández-Loyo, Juan Carlos Chavarría-Hernández and Rogelio Sotelo-Boyás


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9. Study About Nitrogen Oxide Emissions and Fuel Consumption in Diesel Engines Fueled with B20

By Luis Manuel Ventura Serrano and Manuel Gameiro da Silva


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10. Cultivation Systems of Microalgae for the Production of Biofuels

By Yordanka Reyes Cruz, Donato A.G. Aranda, Peter R. Seidl, Gisel C. Diaz, Rene G. Carliz, Mariana M. Fortes, Deusa A.M.P. da Ponte and Rosa C.V. de Paula


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11. Potential of Biofuel Usage in Turkey’s Energy Supply

By Sirri Uyanik, Yavuz Sucu and Zeynep Zaimoglu


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12. Prospective Biodegradable Plastics from Biomass Conversion Processes

By Fabrício C. de Paula, Carolina B.C. de Paula and Jonas Contiero


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13. Syngas Production Using Natural Gas from the Environmental Point of View

By Karina Tamião de Campos Roseno, Rita M. de B. Alves, Reinaldo Giudici and Martin Schmal


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