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Freddie Inambao

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Professor Freddie Inambao has lectured in several Universities: University of Zambia, University of Botswana, University of Durban-Westville and University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), he has authored more than 120 articles in peer-reviewed international Journals and 130 conference proceedings and Co-authored of 10 books and two chapters in books.


Bioethanol Second-generation Fuels Lignocellulosic Non-edible Lignocellulosic Biomass Conversion Technology Bioethanol Production Process Ethanol Production Feedstock By-products Biochemical Conversion Thermochemical Conversion Milling Gasification

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Energy consumption associated with the transportation sector has contributed to a world problem. The world’s energy demand is increasing every day and the problem of fossil fuel depletion is looming. These challenges have led to new approaches focusing on energy consumption management and alternative fuel sources so as to increase efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions respectively.

This book intends to provide the reader with a current overview that Biomass is the most common form of a renewable primary energy resource that can provide alternative transportation fuels. Biofuels are a variety of fuels that can be produced from agro-industrial waste, algae material or various lignocellulosic biomass sources. Production of bioethanol from biomass is a process of decreasing the consumption of crude oil and reduce emissions.
The aim and objectives are to illustrate the current status of ethanol production from different feedstocks and the state of technologies involved in ethanol production from such different feedstock.

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Date completed: July 8th 2020

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Review results due: December 16th 2020

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Expected publication date: February 14th 2021

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Freddie Inambao

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Professor Freddie Inambao holds an MSc and Ph.D. (Technical Sciences) from Volgograd Polytechnic Institute, Russia. He has lectured in several Universities: University of Zambia, University of Botswana, University of Durban-Westville and University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). Professor Inambao is a Principal Advisor of the Green Energy Solutions Research Group (UKZN). Professor Inambao’s research and educational efforts focus on: Energy efficiency, Alternative Energy Systems, Renewable energy, Energy Management, Energy Audit, Energy and Fuels, HVAC, Low temperature power generation; Water purification and Desalination. Professor Inambao has directly supervised and graduated more than 30 MSc, Ph.D. students and postdoctoral associates and is supervising over 20 graduates: He is author of more than 120 articles in peer-reviewed international Journals and 130 conference proceedings, a Co-author of 10 books and two chapters in books. Professor Inambao is a recipient of several prestigious awards: Top 30 Publishing Researcher Award for 2016 to 2019; College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science Research Awards 2019; JW Nelson Research Productivity Award for 2013 to 2019.

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