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Sustainable production of hydrocarbon biofuels from biomass, fuels that are fully compatible with existing internal combustion engines, will allow the global transport economy to transition to a sustainable energy source without the need for capital-intensive new infrastructures. Hydrocarbon Biorefinery: Sustainable Processing of Biomass for Hydrocarbon Biofuels presents a comprehensive and easy to understand consolidation of existing knowledge for the production of hydrocarbon biofuels from biomass. Three major areas for the conversion of biomass to hydrocarbon biofuels are addressed: i) Chemical and thermochemical conversion processes, ii) Biological and biochemical conversion processes, and iii) Conversion processes of biomass-derived compounds. Additionally, the book includes process design, life cycle analysis of various processes, reaction engineering, catalysts, process conditions and process concepts, and is supported with detailed case studies. The economic viability of each process is specifically addressed to provide a clear guide for the economic development of future hydrocarbon biofuels.
Hydrocarbon Biorefinery: Sustainable Processing of Biomass for Hydrocarbon Biofuels offers an all-in-one resource for researchers, graduate students, and industry professionals working in the area of bioenergy and will be of interest to energy engineers, chemical engineers, bioengineers, chemists, agricultural researchers, and mechanical engineers. Furthermore, this book provides structured foundational content on biorefineries for undergraduate and graduate students.
- Presents fundamental concepts and processes of hydrocarbon biofuel production, covering chemical, biological, and biomass-derived conversion processes
- Synthesizes the state-of-the-art research and commercial initiatives of this emerging concept into stand-alone chapters, serving as a structured resource for researchers and practitioners
- Emphasizes the process design and economic feasibility of each process using life cycle assessments to support commercial development
Researchers, graduate students, and industry professionals working in the area of Bioenergy, Renewable and Sustainable Energy and Engineering, and Chemical Engineering. Researchers, graduate students, and industry professionals working in the area of Biotechnology, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Agriculture, and Mechanical Engineering
1. Biomass for hydrocarbon biorefinery: A sustainable approach
Section 1: Chemical and thermo-chemical conversion of waste biomass
2. Fast pyrolysis for the sustainable production of hydrocarbon biofuels
3. Fischer–Tropsch synthesis to hydrocarbon biofuels: Present status and challenges involved
4. Hydrodeoxygenation of triglycerides feedstock for the production of green diesel
5. Advances in hydrothermal liquefaction for production of hydrocarbon biofuels
6. Advances in methanol-to-gasoline
Section 2: Conversion of waste biomass into hydrocarbon fuel: Biological and biochemical processes
7. Generation of hydrocarbons using microorganisms: Recent Advances
8. Metabolic engineering approaches for high yield hydrocarbon biofuels
9. Production of bio-gasoline from bio-ethanol and bio-butanol
10. Oligomerization of bio-olefins for bio-jet fuel
Section 3: Conversion of biomass-derived compounds to hydrocarbon biofuels
11. C-C bond forming reactions of biomass-derived compounds and HDO of condensed products for production of hydrocarbon biofuels
12. Techno-economics and life cycle analysis of hydrocarbon biorefinery processes
13. Case studies of hydrocarbon biorefinery
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- © Elsevier 2021
- 1st September 2021
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Prof. Sunil K. Maity is currently working in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. His current research interests are biorefinery for biofuels and organic chemicals, heterogeneous catalysis and chemical reaction engineering and process design and techno-economic analysis. He is currently working on hydrodeoxygenation of vegetable oils, steam and oxidative steam reforming, conversion of bio-butanol to gasoline, butylenes and aromatics, hydroxyalkylation-alkylation reaction, and hydrocarbon biofuels from platform chemicals. Prof. Maity executed several externally funded research projects and guided five Ph.D. students so far. Prof. Maity published thirty-five research articles, five book chapters, one edited book, and several presentations at national and international conferences.
Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India
Dr. Kalyan Gayen is an academician in the field of Chemical Engineering. He is currently working in the Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Agartala, India. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California. His current research interests are microalgae and cyanobacteria-based biofuels and bioproducts, conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into liquid biofuels and value-added chemicals, metabolic network analysis and systems biology and fermentation technology. He executed five externally funded projects and guided three Ph.D. students. Dr. Gayen published more than thirty-six research articles, one edited book, thirteen book chapters, and several presentations at national and international conferences.
Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Agartala, India
Dr. Tridib Kumar Bhowmick is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, National Institute of Technology Agartala, India. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India. He worked as a postdoctoral research assistant from 2008 to 2013 at the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. His research was focused on traditional Indian medicine, nanomaterials, and targeted therapeutic delivery. Currently, he is involved in exploring the northeast region of India, representing a biodiversity hotspot with endemic flora and fauna, in identifying promising microalgal strains as alternative bio-fuel resources. His broad interest is to understand the characteristics of biomaterials at the nano-scale level and is looking forward to their novel applications. Dr. Bhowmick published more than twenty-five research articles, one edited book, four book chapters, and several national and international conference proceedings.
Department of Bioengineering, National Institute of Technology Agartala, India
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