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The utilization of various types of biomass residue to produce products such as biofuels and biochemicals means biorefinery technology using biomass residues may become a one-stop solution to the increasing need for sustainable, non-fossil sources of energy and chemicals.
Refining Biomass Residues for Sustainable Energy and Bioproducts: Technology, Advances, Life Cycle Assessment and Economics focuses on the various biorefineries currently available and discusses their uses, challenges, and future developments. This book introduces the concept of integrated biorefinery systems, as well as their operation and feedstock sourcing. It explores the specificities, current developments, and potential end products of various types of residue, from industrial and municipal to agricultural and marine, as well as residue from food industries. Sustainability issues are discussed at length, including life cycle assessment, economics, and cost analysis of different biorefinery models. In addition, a number of global case studies examine successful experiences in different regions.
This book is an ideal resource for researchers and practitioners in the field of bioenergy and waste management who are looking to learn about technologies involved in residue biorefinery systems, how to reduce their environmental impacts, and how to ensure their commercial viability.
- Explores a range of different biorefinery categories, such as industrial, agricultural, and marine biomass residues
- Includes a Life Cycle Assessment of biorefinery models, in addition to costs and market analysis.
- Features case studies from around the world and is written by an international team of authors
Researchers in the field of bioenergy and waste management research. Students of Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Biochemical Engineering and fields related to renewable energy. Professionals working in bioenergy sector and environmental sector. Policy makers who wish to implement sustainable technologies
Part I: Concept of integrated biorefinery systems for waste management
1. Solid waste biorefinerie
Part II: Sources and operation of waste biorefineries
2. Bacterial production of fatty acid and biodiesel: opportunity and challenge
3. Microbial-derived natural bioproducts for a sustainable environment: a bioprospective for waste to wealth
4. Application of heterogeneous acid catalyst derived from biomass for biodiesel process intensification: a comprehensive review
5. Sources and operation of waste biorefineries
6. A Biorefinery approach towards development of renewable platform chemicals from sustainable biomass
7. Biorefinery of microalgae biomass cultivated in wastewaters
Part III: Industrial waste biorefineries
8. Generation of bioenergy from industrial waste using microbial fuel cell technology for the sustainable future
9. Assessment of crude glycerol utilization for sustainable development of biorefineries
Part IV: Agroindustry waste biorefineries
10. Sweet sorghum: a potential resource for bioenergy production
11. Agroresidue-based biorefineries
12. Effective utilization of sugarcane trash for energy production
13. Potentials of postharvest rice crop residues as a source of biofuel
14. Pretreatment of agroindustry waste by ozonolysis for synthesis of biorefinery products
15. Bioenergy generation from agricultural wastes and enrichment of end products
16. Agroindustry wastes: biofuels and biomaterials feedstocks for sustainable rural development
Part V: Food Industry waste biorefineries
17. Food industry waste biorefineries: future energy, valuable recovery, and waste treatment
18. Food industry waste biorefineries
19. Processing food waste for the production of platform chemicals
Part VI: Marine waste biorefineries
20. Marine biomass toward biofuel production
21. Blue biotechnology: a vision for future marine biorefineries
22. Bioconversion of marine waste biomass for biofuel and value-added products recovery
Part VII: Life Cycle Assessment of waste biorefinery models
23. Comparative life-cycle analysis of synthetic detergents and biosurfactants—an overview
24. Life cycle assessment, technical and economical analyses of jatropha biodiesel for electricity generation in remote areas of cˆote d’Ivoire
Part VIII: Economics and cost analysis of waste biorefineries
25. Economics and cost analysis of waste biorefineries
26. Process design, techno-economic, and life-cycle assessments of selected sugarcane-based biorefineries: a case study in the south african context
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- 8th November 2019
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Professor R. Praveen Kumar is working as Head of the Department in Department of Biotechnology, Arunai Engineering College. His area of research includes biorefineries, renewable energy from biomass and municipal waste. He is having more than 50 research publications, 8 book chapters, co-author of 5 books and provisional registration for 4 patents. He had organized various National and International Conferences and served as Scientific Advisory Committee member in several National and International events. He has chaired sessions and delivered invited talks in various National and International conferences. He is a life member in various professional societies which includes BRSI, IICHE, IFIBiop, BigFin, ISTE, EWBIndia. He currently serving as Management council member in Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI) and Vice-President in “Engineers Without Borders – India (EWB-India)” Chennai chapter. He is a recipient of various awards which includes the prestigious “ISTE-Syed Sajid Ali National Award for Outstanding Research work in the field of Renewable Energy” for the year 2017.
Head, Department of Biotechnology, Arunai Engineering College, Tamilnadu, India
Edgard Gnansounou is Professor of modelling and planning of Energy Systems at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) where he is Director of the Bioenergy and Energy Planning Research Group. His current research works comprise techno-economic and environmental assessment of bio-refinery schemes based on conversion of agricultural residues. He is leading research projects in that field in several countries including Brazil, Colombia and South Africa. Edgard Gnansounou is credited with numerous papers in high impact scientific journals. He is member of the editorial board of Bioresource Technology. He graduated with a M.S. in Civil Engineering and Ph.D. in Energy Systems at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne. He was a visiting researcher at the Thayer College, Dartmouth School of Engineering with Professor Charles Wyman (USA), at Polytech of Clermont-Ferrand, University Blaise Pascal (France) and at the Center of Biofuels, the National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Trivandrum (India). He was also a visiting Professor of the African University of Science of Technology (Abuja, Nigeria). He is a citizen of Benin (Africa) and Switzerland. Professor Ashok Pandey is Deputy Director at CSIR’s National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology at Trivandrum and heading the Centre for Biofuels and Biotechnology Division there. Professor Pandey’s research interests are on bio-based economy development (biomass-based biorefinery) for the production of fuels and chemicals. He has >1000 publications/communications, which include 14 patents & design copyright, 34 books, 100 book chapters, 380 original and review papers, etc with h index of 62 and >16,800 citation (Goggle scholar).
Professor, Energy Systems Modeling, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Dr. Jegannathan Kenthorai Raman is an expert in white biotechnology and environmental assessment field. He is a scientist at the Bioenergy and Energy Planning Research Group (BPE), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. He has versatile and varied experience of research, industry and teaching over 14 years. Dr. Raman’s research interests include biofuel, wealth from waste, catalysts, bioprocess engineering and the related life cycle assessment. His research work has culminated in over 45 research publications including chapters in books, critical reviews and presentations to his credit. He is an editorial board member and reviewer of many peer-reviewed journals.
Scientist, Bioenergy and Energy Planning Research Group, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland
Baskar Gurunathan has 18 years of teaching and research experience. He is currently working as Professor of Biotechnology in St. Joseph’s College of Engineering, Chennai. To his credit, he has published more than 125 research and review articles in National and International Journals, published 14 chapters in books and edited 2 books. He has delivered several invited lectures and chaired technical sessions in national and international conferences. His current research areas are biofuels and bioenergy, nanocatalysis, therapeutic proteins, microbial enzymes, nanomedicine and bioremediation. He was the Course Director of 3 weeks STTP on Fermentation and Downstream Processing for faculty members and mid-carrier scientist, sponsored by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India (GOI) in 2014. He has received funded projects worth of Rs.55.4 lakhs from SERB-DST, GOI and DBT, GOI. He is an active life member of various national and international professional bodies. He is the editorial board member of several journals, recipient of Outstanding Reviewer Award from various Elsevier journals, Outstanding Researcher on Renewable Energy Award from Indian Society for Technical Education, New Delhi in 2016 and Young Scientist Award 2015 from International Bioprocessing Association, France.
Professor, Department of Biotechnology, St. Joseph's College of Engineering, Chennai, India
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