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Advances in Feedstock Conversion Technologies for Alternative Fuels and Bioproducts - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128179376, 9780128179383

Advances in Feedstock Conversion Technologies for Alternative Fuels and Bioproducts

1st Edition

New Technologies, Challenges and Opportunities

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Editors: Majid Hosseini
Paperback ISBN: 9780128179376
eBook ISBN: 9780128179383
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 28th February 2019
Page Count: 414
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Table of Contents

  1. Micro-scale and macro-scale modelling of microalgae cultivation in photobioreactor: A review and perspective
    2. Cell wall disruption: a critical up-stream process for biofuel production
    3. Enhancing carbohydrate productivity in photosynthetic microorganism production: A comparison between cyanobacteria and microalgae and the effect of cultivation systems
    4. Production of ethanol from brown algae
    5. Approaches to improve the quality of microalgae biodiesel: challenges and future prospects
    6. Biosequestration of carbon dioxide from flue gases by algae
    7. Using Microalgae for treating Wastewater 
    8. Jerusalem artichoke: A promising feedstock for bioethanol production
    9. Recent advances and future prospective of biogas production
    10. Recent Advances in lipid extraction for Biodiesel production
    11. Synthesis of catalyst support from waste biomass for impregnation of catalysts in biofuel production
    12. Heterogeneous Catalytic Conversion of Rapeseed Oil to Methyl Esters: Optimization and Kinetic Study
    13. Fatty acid profiling of biofuels produced from microalgae, vegetable oil, and waste vegetable oil
    14. The challenges to produce an oxidation stable and an acceptable cloud point biodiesel from lipid sources
    15. Supercritical Extraction of Value-Added Compounds from Empty Fruit Bunch: An Optimization Study by Response Surface Methodology
    16. Progress in anaerobic digestion of manures
    17. Thermochemical processes aimed at the energy valorization of cow manure from feedlots
    18. Environmental concerns on the production of Value Added Bio-products from Residual Renewable Sources 
    19. LCA of First-, Second- generation and Micro-algae Biofuels


Advances in Feedstock Conversion Technologies for Alternative Fuels and Bioproducts: New Technologies, Challenges and Opportunities highlights the novel applications of, and new methodologies for, the advancement of biological, biochemical, thermochemical and chemical conversion systems that are required for biofuels production. The book addresses the environmental impact of value added bio-products and agricultural modernization, along with the risk assessment of industrial scaling. The book also stresses the urgency in finding creative, efficient and sustainable solutions for environmentally conscious biofuels, while underlining pertinent technical, environmental, economic, regulatory and social issues.

Users will find a basis for technology assessments, current research capability, progress, and advances, as well as the challenges associated with biofuels at an industrial scale, with insights towards forthcoming developments in the industry.

Key Features

  • Presents a thorough overview of new discoveries in biofuels research and the inherent challenges associated with scale-up
  • Highlights the novel applications and advancements for biological, biochemical, thermochemical and chemical conversion systems that are required for biofuels production
  • Evaluates risk management concerns, addressing the environmental impact of value added bio-products and agricultural modernization, and the risk assessment of industrial scaling


Researchers and engineers in the field of biomass and biofuels including chemical engineers, biochemical engineers, bioprocess engineers, agricultural engineers, environmental engineers, and bioengineers alongside biofuel oriented, industrial and scholastic chemists, biotechnologists, microbiologists, life science, environmental science, and doctoral students, as well as other researchers who are actively studying this subject matter


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About the Editors

Majid Hosseini

Dr. Majid Hosseini has earned both his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from The University of Akron in Ohio, United States, while also holding a professional certificate in Innovation and Technology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Massachusetts, United States. He has also completed an MSE degree in Manufacturing Engineering at UTRGV in Texas, United States and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran. Dr. Hosseini is the editor of multiple high caliber books, has published several peer reviewed research articles and book chapters, and has co-invented patents application technologies. He has served as a key speaker at multiple international conferences and has been actively engaged in technology development. In recognition of his contributions to science and service, he has received several awards and certificate of recognitions. Dr. Hosseini’s research interests, expertise, and experiences are diverse, ranging from biofuels and bioenergy, bioprocess engineering and development, industrial biotechnology, and sustainability to smart bio/nanomaterials, smart polymers and coatings, nanoparticles, and bio/nanotechnology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Department, College of Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, TX, USA