Biofuels and Biorefining

Biofuels and Biorefining

Volume 2: Intensification Processes and Biorefineries

1st Edition - May 27, 2022

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  • Editors: Claudia Gutierrez-Antonio, Fernando Gomez Castro
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128241172

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Biofuels and Biorefining: Volume Two: Intensified Processes and Biorefineries considers intensification and optimization processes for biofuels and biomass-derived products in single and biorefinery schemes. Chapters cover production processes for liquid biofuels, introducing all feasible intensification alternatives for each process, process intensification methods for the production of value-added products, the importance of detailed CFD-based studies, controllability studies, strategies for risk analysis in intensified processes, 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. Final chapters 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 lifecycle analysis. Each chapter is supported by industry case studies that address key aspects and impacts of intensification and optimization processes.

Key Features

  • Integrates basic concepts of process intensification and its application to the production of biofuels in a single resource
  • Includes case studies related to modeling, safety, control, supply chain, lifecycle analysis, and the CFD of biofuel production processes
  • Provides a sustainability assessment of biorefinery systems from a lifecycle 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

Table of Contents

  • 1. Process intensification in biofuels production
    2. Purification of bio-alcohols obtained from fermentation processes through membrane and membrane-assisted separation methods
    3. A review of intensification technologies for biodiesel production
    4. Intensified technologies for the production of renewable aviation fuel
    5. Opportunities in the intensification of the production of biofuels for the generation of electrical and thermal energy
    6. Intensified and hybrid distillation technologies for the production of high value-added products from lignocellulosic biomass
    7. Intensification of biodiesel production through Computational Fluid Dynamics
    8. Control properties of intensified distillation processes: biobutanol purification
    9. An integrated approach to the design of modular and intensified biorefineries with environmental, safety, and economic objectives
    10. Production of biofuels and biomass-derived products through biorefinery scheme with intensified technologies
    11. Modelling and optimization of supply chains: applications to conventional and intensified biorefineries
    12. Life cycle approach for the sustainability assessment of intensified biorefineries
    13. Social impact assessment in designing supply chains for biorefineries

Product details

  • No. of pages: 448
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: May 27, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128241172

About the Editors

Claudia Gutierrez-Antonio

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor-Researcher, Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, Santiago de Queretaro, Queretaro, Mexico

Fernando Gomez Castro

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor-Researcher, Universidad de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico

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