Alternative Feedstocks and Conversion Processes
- Ashok Pandey, CSIR, National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Trivandrum, India
- Christian Larroche, Blaise Pascal University, Aubiére Cedex, France
- Steven Ricke, Food Science Department, Division of Agriculture, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA
- Claude-Gilles Dussap, Polytech Clermont-Ferrand, Blaise Pascal University, Aubiére Cedex, France
- Edgard Gnansounou, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Global concern for energy security and environmental protection has put great emphasis on the search for alternative energy sources, particularly for the transport sector. Biofuels have emerged as a highly promising source of alternative energy, and have drawn global R&D for their production using biomass.
With the increasing worldwide demand of energy along with the depletion of conventional fossil fuel reserves, there has been growing global interest in developing alternative sources of energy. There has also been concern in growing economies regarding energy security. Biofuels offer much promise on these frontiers. In addition to the above, they also have a reduced environmental impact in comparison to fossil fuels. Biofuels provides state-of-the-art information on the status of biofuel production and related aspects.
Chemical Engineers, Biotechnologists, microbiologists/biologists, Agricultural Chemists, Environmental Engineers, Petroleum Engineers and graduate and postgraduate students in these areas: The main interest of this group is research and development of new processes and they are located in research labs in A&G and industry