Bioenergy Research: Advances and Applications

Edited by

  • Vijai Gupta, Biochemistry School of Natural Sciences Nui Galway, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
  • Maria Tuohy, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
  • Christian Kubicek, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Jack Saddler, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • Feng Xu, Novozymes, Inc., CA, USA

Bioenergy Research: Advances and Applications brings biology and engineering together to address the challenges of future energy needs. The book consolidates the most recent research on current technologies, concepts, and commercial developments in various types of widely used biofuels and integrated biorefineries, across the disciplines of biochemistry, biotechnology, phytology, and microbiology.

All the chapters in the book are derived from international scientific experts in their respective research areas. They provide you with clear and concise information on both standard and more recent bioenergy production methods, including hydrolysis and microbial fermentation. Chapters are also designed to facilitate early stage researchers, and enables you to easily grasp the concepts, methodologies and application of bioenergy technologies. Each chapter in the book describes the merits and drawbacks of each technology as well as its usefulness.

The book provides information on recent approaches to graduates, post-graduates, researchers and practitioners studying and working in field of the bioenergy. It is an invaluable information resource on biomass-based biofuels for fundamental and applied research, catering to researchers in the areas of bio-hydrogen, bioethanol, bio-methane and biorefineries, and the use of microbial  processes in the conversion of biomass into biofuels.

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Chemists and Chemical Engineers, biochemical engineers, Biotechnologists, Agricultural Chemists, Environmental Engineers, Petroleum Engineers, academics and research students in these areas


Book information

  • Published: January 2014
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-59561-4

Table of Contents

1. Current Bioenergy Researches: Strengths and Future challenges
2. Bioenergy Research: An Overview on Technological Developments and Bio-Resources
3. Use of Agro-Industrial Residues for Bioethanol Production
4. Recent Advancements in Pretreatment Technologies of Biomass to Produce Bio-energy
5. Bio-fuels and Bioproducts Produced through Microbial Conversion of Biomass
6. Databases for Bioenergy Related Enzymes
7. Isobutanol Production from Bioenergy Crops
8. Lipase Catalyzed Biodiesel Production: Technical Challenges
9. Bio-electrochemistry of Microbial Fuel Cells and their Potential Applications in Bio-energy
10. Anaerobic Digestion of Bio-waste to Bioenergy
11. Second-Generation Bio-energy from High-Efficiency Algal-Derived Bio-crude
12. Microalgae: The Tiny Microbes with a Big Impact
13. Biobased Fats (Lipids) and Oils from Biomass as a Source of Bioenergy
14. Use of Volatile Solids from Biomass for Energy Production
15. Biorefinery Systems: An Overview
16. Catalytic Thermochemical Processes for Biomass Conversion to Biofuels and Chemicals
17. Applications of Heterogeneous Catalysts in the Production of Biodiesel by Esterification and Transesterification
18. Lignocellulose-based Chemical Products
19. Industrial Lignin Production and Applications
20. Amino-based Products from Biomass and Microbial Amino Acid Production
21. Production of Phytochemicals, Dyes, and Pigments as Co/By-products in Bioenergy Processes
22. Recent Developments on Microalgae for Bio-hydrogen Photoproduction and its Importance in CO2 Reduction
23. Engineered Cyanobateria: Research & Application in Bioenergy
24. Sustainable Farming of Bioenergy Crops
25. Bioenergy Technology for Integrated Production of Poly 3-Hydroxybutyrate
26. Advances and Innovations in Biochar Production and Utilisation for Improving Environmental Quality
27. Biochar Processing for Sustainable Development in Current and Future Bioenergy Research
28. Development of Thermo-chemical & Bio-chemical Technologies for Biorefineries