Renewable Diesel

Renewable Diesel

Value Chain, Sustainability, and Challenges

1st Edition - November 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Dipesh Kumar, Sanjay Kumar Gupta, Bhaskar Singh
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323911535

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Renewable Diesel: Value Chain, Sustainability, and Challenges presents a holistic reference on the production of renewable diesel, from fundamentals to state-of-the-art. In addition to an in-depth assessment of biomass conversation processes and available technologies, the book considers engineering and mathematical aspects such as design, economics and sustainability. Production processes, fuel properties and fuel quality standards are all addressed in detail alongside state-of-the-art information on conversion routes, catalysts, combustion characteristics, emission profile, techno-economic and lifecycle appraisal, and integration of renewable diesel production into existing refineries. A chapter on biodiesel and hydroprocessed vegetable oil offers a comparative analysis with conventional biodiesel pro’s and con’s. Finally, readers are provided with an overview of techno-economic, environmental, logistical and strategic hurdles and opportunities in the commercialization and marketability of renewable diesel. This book provides readers with a unique and comprehensive reference on the production of renewable diesel that will be of interest to students, researchers and professionals involved in bioenergy, renewable energy, biotechnology, chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental science and sustainability sciences.

Table of Contents

  • 1. An Introduction to Renewable Diesel
    Prof. Amit Kumar (et al.), Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, 4-9 Mechanical Engineering Building, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2G8
    2. Synthesis of Renewable diesel
    Eric Johnson (et al.), Atlantic Consulting, Obstgartenstrasse 14, 8136 Gattikon, Switzerland
    3. Catalysis in the synthesis of renewable diesel
    Devendra Singh (et al.), Indian Institute of Petroleum, Mohkampur, Haridwar Road, Dehradun 248005, India/Centre for Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Hauz Khas, Delhi 110016, India
    4. Fuel Properties, combustion characteristics and emission profile of Renewable Diesel
    Jaehoon Kim (et al.), Clean Energy Research Center, National Agenda Research Division, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Hwarangno 14-Gil 5, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 136-791, Republic of Korea
    5. Standard Specifications for Renewable Diesel
    Long Rong (et al.), Key Laboratory for Biomechanics and Mechanobiology of Ministry of Education, School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, PR China
    6. State of the art interventions in the production of renewable diesel
    André L. Boehman (, Department of Energy & Mineral Engineering, EMS Energy Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    7. Techno-Economic Assessment of Renewable Diesel Production
    Soo-Young No (et al.), Department of Biosystems Engineering, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju 361-763, Republic of Korea
    8. Life-Cycle Assessment of Renewable Diesel Production
    N. Papayannakos (et al.), National Technical University of Athens, School of Chemical Engineering, Heroon Polytechniou 9, Zografos, 157 80 Athens, Greece
    9. Challenges and Opportunities in the commercialization of renewable diesel
    Rickard Arvidsson (, Environmental Systems Analysis, Chalmers University of Technology, SE 41296 Göteborg, Sweden
    10. Current Status and Future Outlook for Renewable Diesel Industry
    Jinxia Fu (et al.), Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, United States
    11. Renewable Diesel and Biodiesel; a comparative analysis
    Dipesh Kumar (et al.), Centre for Energy, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam 781 039 India

Product details

  • No. of pages: 360
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: November 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323911535

About the Editors

Dipesh Kumar

Dr. Dipesh Kumar is currently serving as a post-doctoral research associate at the Centre for Energy in the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. As part of Ph.D. research, he worked on the synthesis of biodiesel from non-edible feedstocks of Indian origin and improvement of their fuel properties using novel environmentally benign approaches. He has a total of 18 scholarly publications, including 10 articles in highly cited journals (09 in Q1 and 01 in Q4) in the field of renewable energy and environmental engineering to his credit. The average impact factor of his publications is 5.758, and to date, his contributions have received over 180 citations. His research interests lie in clean alternative fuels, life cycle assessment, and techno-economic viability of alternative biofuels and biorefinery.

Affiliations and Expertise

Post-doctoral Research Associate, Centre for Energy in the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India

Sanjay Kumar Gupta

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Gupta began his research career in 1999 at CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India, previously known as the Industrial Toxicology Research Centre. His doctoral degree was awarded in 2010. He did two years (2012-14) post-doctoral research at the Institute for Water and Wastewater Technologies, Durban University of Technology, South Africa. He received an award as “one of the top post-doctoral fellows” for four years for his meritorious research contributions. Dr. Gupta’s research interests lie in environmental monitoring and ecotoxicological risk assessment, water and wastewater, algal technologies for bioremediation and biofuel production. He has co-edited three books. One of his book entitled “Algal Biofuels” is among the top performing 25% books of the subject since publication in 2017. His two co-edited books on “Catalysis for Clean Energy and Environmental Sustainability” are in press. He is a reviewer for more than 50 international journals. He has published 48 research articles in peer-reviewed high-impact international journals, 36 book chapters with reputed international publishers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India

Bhaskar Singh

Dr. Bhaskar Singh received his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, UP, India, in 2010. He also holds an M. Phil. from Pondicherry (Central) University, India, with a gold medal (2006). He is currently serving as an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Environmental Sciences, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, India. Dr. Singh is currently engaged in teaching in the thrust areas of environmental sciences like environmental earth science, natural resources, environmental chemistry, environmental pollution monitoring and, control technologies, etc. He is a reviewer of several international journals, viz., Fuel, Renewable Energy, and Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. His current interests lie in the application of algal biomass for biodiesel synthesis, development of heterogeneous and green catalysts, and corrosion aspects of biodiesel fuel. He has published more than 40 research and review papers in peer-reviewed and high-impact international journals and 14 book chapters by international publishers. He has co-edited & co-authored 3 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Centre for Environmental Sciences, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, India

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