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Biofuels and Biorefining offers readers a holistic view of sustainable biofuels production from fundamental technologies to process intensification, while considering social, environmental, and economic impacts. This two-volume set addresses all aspects of biofuels production and co-production with value-added products and combines that with process intensification and optimization, providing an integrated guide to the cost effective and sustainable production of biofuels for future energy sustainability.
Volume 2: Application and Assessment of Intensified Technologies (Vol. 2) considers intensification and optimization processes for biofuels and biomass-derived products in single and biorefinery schemes. Chapter one addresses the fundamental concepts of process intensification and its importance to biofuel production processes. Chapters 2-5 discuss the production processes for liquid biofuels, introducing all feasible intensification alternatives for each process. Chapter 6 applies process intensification methods to the production of value-added products. Chapters 7 to 9 discuss the importance of detailed CFD-based studies, controllability studies, and strategies for risk analysis in intensified processes. Chapter 10 introduces the concept of biorefinery for the co-production of biofuels/biomass derived value-added products, and the importance of process intensification in the biorefinery scheme. Finally, chapters 11 to 13 discuss how to ensure the sustainability of the intensified process and minimize the societal impact of biorefineries through various strategies including supply chain optimization and life cycle analysis. Each chapter is supported by industry case studies addressing the key aspects and impacts of intensification and optimization processes.
Biofuels and Biorefining provides an integrated approach to biofuels production and process intensification that is useful to researchers involved in all aspects of bioenergy, particularly those interested in cost reduction, environmental impact, and enhanced production.
- Integrates basic concepts of process intensification and its application to the production of biofuels in a single resource
- Include case studies related to modelling, safety, control, supply chain, life cycle analysis, and CFD of biofuels production processes
- Provides a sustainability assessment of biorefinery systems from a life cycle perspective
Researchers and Industry professionals involved in all aspects of bioenergy, particularly those interested in cost reduction, environmental impact, and enhanced production. Environmental and agricultural scientists, chemical engineers, biochemists, biotechnologists, and economists interested in bioenergy and biofuels. Students looking for a comprehensive guide to biofuels
- Process intensification in biofuels production
2. Intensified technologies for the production of renewable alcohols
3. Intensified processes for the production of biodiesel
4. Intensified technologies for the production of biojet fuel
5. Intensified opportunities in the production of other biofuels
6. Intensified technologies for the production of high-value added products from biomass
7. Modelling of intensified production processes through CFD
8. Control analysis of biofuels intensified production processes
9. Risk analysis of biofuels intensified production processes
10. Production of biofuels and biomass-derived products through biorefinery scheme with intensified technologies
11. Supply chain for biorefineries
12. Life cycle analysis of biorefineries
13. Social impact of the biorefineries
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- 1st May 2022
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Dr. Claudia Gutiérrez-Antonio got her Master and Ph.D. degrees from Instituto Tecnológico de Celaya in 2003 and 2007, respectively. Currently, she is professor-researcher at Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro and she is member of the National Research System of Mexico. Her research interest is in the area of intensification and optimization of renewable aviation fuel production processes. She has published more than 30 papers, 8 book chapters and 1 book.
Professor-Researcher, Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, Santiago de Queretaro, Queretaro, Mexico
Dr. Fernando Israel Gómez-Castro got his Master and Ph.D. degrees in Universidad de Guanajuato (2007) and Instituto Tecnológico de Celaya (2010), respectively. He stayed as scholar researcher at Texas A&M University. Currently, he is professor-researcher at Universidad de Guanajuato and he is member of the National Research System of Mexico. His research interest is in the area of control studies and optimization of biofuel production processes, including renewable aviation fuel. He has published 35 papers, 15 book chapters and 2 books.
Professor-Researcher, Universidad de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
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