Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume


Status and Perspective

Edited by Krzysztof Biernat

Łukasiewicz R&D Network - Automotive Industry Institute

The edited volume presents the progress of first and second generation biofuel production technology in selected countries. Possibility of producing alternative fuels containing biocomponents and selected research methods of biofuels exploitation characteristics (also aviation fuels) was characterized. The book shows also some aspects of the environmental impact of the production and biofuels using, and describes perspectives of biofuel production technology development. It provides the review of biorefinery processes with a particular focus on pretreatment methods of selected primary and secondary raw materials. The discussion includes also a possibility of sustainable development of presented advanced biorefinery processes.

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BiofuelsStatus and PerspectiveEdited by Krzysztof Biernat

Published: September 30th 2015

DOI: 10.5772/58662

ISBN: 978-953-51-2177-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6388-6

Copyright year: 2015

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40103 Total Chapter Downloads

69 Crossref Citations

84 Web of Science Citations

131 Dimensions Citations


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1. A Review of Selected Non-Edible Biomass Sources as Feedstock for Biodiesel Production

By Emad A. Shalaby


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2. Biocatalytic Production of Biodiesel from Vegetable Oils

By Eda Ondul, Nadir Dizge, Bulent Keskinler and Nedim Albayrak


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3. Technologies for Biodiesel Production in Sub-Saharan African Countries

By Omotola Babajide, Leslie Petrik and Farouk Ameer


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4. Prospects for the Production of Biodiesel in Pakistan

By Mushtaq Ahmad, Hammad Ahmad Jan, Shazia Sultana, Muhammad Zafar, Muhammad Aqeel Ashraf and Kifayat Ullah


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5. Production and Use of Evolving Corn-Based Fuel Ethanol Coproducts in the U.S.

By Kurt A. Rosentrater


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6. Microalgal Biofuel

By Nitin Raut, Talal Al-Balushi, Surendra Panwar, R.S. Vaidya and G.B. Shinde


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7. An Overview of Bioethanol Production From Algae

By Didem Özçimen and Benan İnan


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8. Sub and Supercritical Fluid Technologies for the Production of Renewable (Bio) Transportation Fuels

By Harvind Kumar Reddy, Tapaswy Muppaneni and Shuguang Deng


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9. Overview of Obtaining Alternative Fuels in The Coliquefaction Processes with Biomass and Coal in Malaysia

By Mohd Azlan Mohd Ishak, Siti Nur Ain Mohd Hassan, Siti Nurlia Ali, Mohd Fauzi Abdullah, Asnida Yanti Ani, Nur Nasulhah Kasim, Ali H. Jawad, Wan Izhan Nawawi Wan Ismail and Khudzir Ismail


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10. A Study of Polystyrene Solubility in Biodiesel

By Koji Yamane and Kiyoshi Kawasaki


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11. Impact of the Biofuels Burning on Particle Emissions from the Vehicular Exhaust

By Lílian Lefol Nani Guarieiro and Aline Lefol Nani Guarieiro


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12. Thermoanalytical Methods in Verifying the Quality of Biodiesel

By Marcelo Y. Misutsu, Leandro F. Cavalheiro, Thiago G. Ricci, Luiz H. Viana, Silvio C. de Oliveira, Amilcar Machulek Junior and Lincoln C. S. de Oliveira


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13. Qualitative Characteristics of Biodiesel Obtained from Sunflower Oil

By Estelvina Rodríguez Portillo, Araceli Amaya Chávez, Arturo Colín Cruz and Rubí Romero Romero


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14. Valorization of Waste Cooking Oil into Biodiesel over Heteropolyacids Immobilized on Mesoporous Silica — A Kinetic Study

By M. Caiado, A. Tropecêlo and J.E. Castanheiro


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15. Photoacoustic Spectroscopy in the Assessment of the Quantitative Composition of the Biomass — Barley Straw

By Kingsley L. Iroba and Tabil


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16. Biofuels in Aircraft Engines

By Anna Maiorova, Aleksandr Vasil'ev and Oganes Chelebyan


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17. Changes in Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Displacing Cattle for Biodiesel Feedstock

By J.A. Dyer, X.P.C. Vergé, R.L. Desjardins and D.E. Worth


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18. Bioethanol and Biodiesel as Vehicular Fuels in Brazil — Assessment of Atmospheric Impacts from the Long Period of Biofuels Use

By Thiago Nogueira, Denise de Sales Cordeiro, Rodrigo Alejandro Abarza Muñoz, Adalgiza Fornaro, Antonio H. Miguel and Maria de Fatima Andrade


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19. An Overview of Biodiesel Production in Mexico

By Gisela Montero, Margarita Stoytcheva, Marcos Coronado, Conrado García, Jesús Cerezo, Lydia Toscano, Ana M. Vázquez and José A. León


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20. Biorefinery Systems as an Element of Sustainable Development

By Krzysztof Biernat and Paulina Luiza Grzelak


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21. Conversion of Biomass to Bio-Oil in Sub- and Supercritical Water

By Armando T. Quitain, Chan Yi Herng, Susana Yusup, Mitsuru Sasaki and Yoshimitsu Uemura


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22. Glycerol as a Raw Material for Hydrogen Production

By Sandra Imaculada Maintinguer, Rafael Rodrigues Hatanaka and José Eduardo de Oliveira


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23. Synthesis of Oxygenated Fuel Additives from Glycerol

By Jorge Sepúlveda, Mariana Busto, Carlos Vera, Maraisa Gonçalves, Wagner Carvalho and Dalmo Mandelli


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24. Phosphorus Removal and Recovery from Digestate after Biogas Production

By Hongjian Lin, Jing Gan, Aravindan Rajendran, Cristiano Eduardo Rodrigues Reis and Bo Hu


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25. Enhancing Biomass Utilization for Bioenergy — Crop Rotation Systems and Alternative Conversion Processes

By Ronald Hatfield


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