3rd Generation Biofuels

3rd Generation Biofuels

Disruptive Technologies to Enable Commercial Production

1st Edition - May 27, 2022

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  • Editors: Eduardo Jacob-Lopes, Leila Zepka, Ihana Severo, Mariana Maroneze
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323909716

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3rd Generation Biofuels: Disruptive Technologies to Enable Commercial Production is a comprehensive volume on all aspects of algal biofuels, offering the latest advances on commercial implementation. In addition to the fundamentals, the book discusses all applied aspects of 3rd generation biofuels production, including design approaches, unit operations of the upstream and downstream biomass processing, and every potential microalgae-based energy product, including microbial fuel cells. Policy, economic, environmental, and regulatory issues are addressed in a dedicated section. Finally, the book presents pilot and demonstration-scale projects for 3rd generation biofuels production in the format of a white paper. Each chapter reviews the state of the art, discusses the disruptive technological approaches that will potentially enable large-scale production, and concludes with specific recommendations on how to achieve commercial competitiveness. The book provides readers with an invaluable reference for researchers, graduates, and practitioners working in the areas of renewable energy, bioenergy and alternative fuels, and biotechnology.

Key Features

  • Offers a sequential framework for the design of process plants using 3rd generation feedstock
  • Presents dedicated sections on case studies at pilot and demonstration scales as well as on policy, economic, and environmental issues
  • Provides a global perspective on biofuels production, with more than 40 contributions from world-renounced experts

Readership

Researchers and postgraduates working in that areas of Renewable Energy, Bioenergy and alternative fuels, and Biotechnology. Undergraduate and Postgraduate students in Biology, Life Sciences, and Engineering

Table of Contents

  • Part I – Fundamentals
    1. The choice of algae strain for the biofuel production: Native, genetically modified or microbial consortia
    2. Criteria for the development of culture media applied to microalgae-based fuels production
    3. Genome editing approaches applied to microalgae-based fuels
    4. Biochemical engineering approaches to enhance production of microalgae-based fuels

    Part II – From upstream to downstream processing
    5. Impact of culture conditions on the microalgae-based fuels production
    6. Strategies for process control applied to microalgae-based fuels production
    7. Carbon dioxide capture and use to produce microalgae-based fuels
    8. Wastewater, reclaimed water, and seawater in the production of microalga-based fuels
    9. Unit operations applied to solid-liquid separation in microalgae-based processes
    10. Unit operations applied to dry of microalgal biomass
    11. Unit operations applied to cell disruption of microalgae
    12. Process integration approaches applied to microalgal biofuels production
    13. Process intensification techniques applied to microalgal biofuels production
    14. Biofuels and chemicals from microalgae
    15. Biorefinery of the microalgae-based products
    16. Topology analysis of the 3rd generation biofuels
    17. Nanotechnology approaches to enhance the development of biofuels from microalgae
    18. Waste-to-energy approaches applied to microalgae-based systems

    Part III – Microalgae-based energy products
    19. Biodiesel from microalgae
    20. Bioethanol from microalgae
    21. Biomethane from microalgae
    22. Biohydrogen from microalgae
    23. Biobutanol from microalgae
    24. Syngas from microalgae
    25. Volatile organic compounds from microalgae
    26. Biochar from microalgae
    27. Production of renewable aviation fuel from microalgae
    28. Direct combustion of microalgae biomass to generate bioelectricity
    29. Microalgae-microbial fuel cells

    Part IV – Policy, regulatory, economic, intellectual property, and environmental aspects
    30. Energy policies in the context of the third-generation biofuels
    31. Global profile and market potentials of the 3rd generation biofuels
    32. Third-generation biofuels and food security
    33. Bioeconomy of microalgae-based fuels
    34. Cost-benefit analysis of third-generation biofuels
    35. Environmental indicators of the microalgae-based fuels
    36. Exergy analysis of the third-generation biofuels
    37. Intellectual property and innovation in the context of the 3rd generation biofuels
    38. Socio-economic aspects of the 3rd generation biofuels
    39. Social acceptance of 3rd generation biofuels

    Part V – Pilot projects and demonstration-scale: Case studies for biofuels production
    40. Production of microalgae on source separated human urine
    41. Practical guide to algal biomass production for biofuels and what can we learn from past successes and failures?
    42. Challenges for microalgae cultivation in sugarcane processing wastewater (vinasse) for biodiesel production: from the bench to pilot-scale
    43. The experiences of success and failure in the hybrid photobioreactors
    44. The experiences of success and failure in the pilot and real scale photosynthetic biogas production
    45. Best practices for bio-crude oil production at pilot-scale using continuous flow reactors

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1164
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2022
  • Published: May 27, 2022
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323909716

About the Editors

Eduardo Jacob-Lopes

Eduardo Jacob-Lopes
Prof. Dr. Eduardo Jacob-Lopes is currently an Associate professor at the Department of Food Technology and Science, Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM). He has more than 15 years of teaching and research experience. He has coordinated/coordinates more than 50 research projects and/or technological development financed by public funding agencies and private initiatives. He has published more than 550 scientific publications/communications, which includes 10 books, 45 book chapters, 100 original research papers, 370 research communications in national and international conferences, and has registered 12 patents. He is a member of the editorial board of 10 journals and acts as a reviewer for several national and international journals. His research interests include bioprocess engineering with an emphasis on microalgal biotechnology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Food Technology and Science, Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Santa Maria, RS, Brazil

Leila Zepka

Leila Zepka
Prof. Dr. Leila Queiroz Zepka is currently an Associate professor at the Department of Food Technology and Science, Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM). She has more than 15 years of teaching and research experience. She has published more than 450 scientific publications/communications, which include 10 books, 40 book chapters, 90 original research papers, 350 research communications in national and international conferences, and 12 patents. She is a member of the editorial board of 5 journals and acts as a reviewer for several national and international journals. Her research interests include microalgal biotechnology with an emphasis on microalgae-based products.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Food Technology and Science, Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Santa Maria, RS, Brazil

Ihana Severo

Dr. Ihana Aguiar Severo is currently a researcher at the Sustainable Energy Research and Development Center (NPDEAS), Federal University of Paraná, Brazil. She has published more than 60 scientific publications/communications, which include book chapters, original research papers, research communications in national and international conferences, and patents. She acts as a reviewer for several international journals. Her research interests include microalgae-based processes and products with an emphasis on process integration.

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher, Sustainable Energy Research and Development Center (NPDEAS), Federal University of Paraná, Brazil

Mariana Maroneze

Mariana Maroneze
Dr. Mariana Manzoni Maroneze is currently a researcher at the Institute of Biotechnology, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico. She has published more than 65 scientific publications/communications, which include a book, book chapters, original research papers, research communications in national and international conferences, and patents. She acts as a reviewer for several international journals. Her research focuses on microalgae-based process and products.

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher, Institute of Biotechnology, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico.

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