Freddie Inambao

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Freddie Inambao obtained his MSc in Mechanical Engineering in 1981 and Ph.D. in Technical Sciences in 1985. He is currently a professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and an advisor to the Green Energy Solutions Research Group at the same university. His expertise is in sustainable energy, energy management, energy efficiency, fuels, nanomaterials, and biomaterials. Dr. Inambao’s research interests include energy efficiency of commercial and industrial buildings, piezoelectric materials (PZT) power generation, low-temperature solar thermal energy conversion, combustion of fossil fuels and renewable fuels, and desalination of water. Dr. Inambao has authored fifteen books with international publishers. He also has more than 160 research publications in peer-reviewed international journals to his credit. He was recognized as a top researcher at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2019.

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Bioethanol Technologies explores the conceptual and methodological approaches for understanding bioethanol technologies and future perspectives. The book comprehensively covers the global scenario of ethanol production from both food and non-food crops and other sources. This book is a useful resource for those involved with biofuels in general and bioethanol in particular, including energy engineers, researchers, consultants, analysts, policy makers, and professionals in the industry supply chain. This book:
• Reviews the most significant research findings in both ethanol production and utilization;
• Presents technological interventions in ethanol production, from plant biomass to food crops;
• Offers a foresight analysis on the perspectives of bioethanol as a global commodity;
• Presents a complete overview of the main challenges that bioenergy will have to overcome in order to play a key role in future energy systems;
• Presents necessary Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) assessments.

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