Sustainable Biodiesel

Sustainable Biodiesel

Real World Designs, Economics and Applications

1st Edition - December 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Meisam Tabatabaei, Abdul-Sattar Nizami
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128203613

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Sustainable Biodiesel: Real World Designs, Economics and Applications offers a unique, integrated approach that combines cutting-edge research results and the day-to-day aspects of biodiesel production at the industrial level. The book brings together experienced academics and recognized industry experts to explore the most practical elements of research and discuss limitations and future needs in the industry. Sections discuss biodiesel-based biorefineries, feedstock supply chains, reactor technologies and processes for biodiesel production. In addition, the authors examine biodiesel plants from the point-of-view of design, operation, quality control, lifecycle costing (LCC), life cycle assessment, and environmental and exergetic sustainability, and more. This book provides both researchers and practitioners in the field of biomass and biofuels with a well-rounded understanding of how the technologies developed in the lab can be deployed in the industry at commercial scale in a sustainable and cost-efficient way.

Key Features

  • Sheds light on the real-world aspects of biodiesel production while also covering cutting-edge research results in the field
  • Integrates design, economics and sustainability aspects, minimizing the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical expertise
  • Includes realistic examples and case studies of applications of state-of-the-methodologies for lifecycle assessment (LCA), lifecycle impact assessment (LCIA) and lifecycle costing (LCC)


Engineering researchers and practitioners in the biomass and biofuels field, graduate students and young researchers entering the field. Energy analysts and consultants

Table of Contents

  • 1. Biodiesel: The fundamentals
    2. Biodiesel-based biorefineries: Hierarchy design and implementation
    3. Biodiesel feedstocks: Location, location, and location
    4. Biodiesel production systems: Real-world reactor technologies and processes
    5. Biodiesel plants operation: Prominent parameters, process control, and troubleshooting
    6. Quality control in biodiesel production plants
    7. Biodiesel purification: Real-world examples, case studies, and current limitations
    8. Waste management and valorization in the biodiesel industry
    9. Biodiesel plants: Real-world designs and fabrications with real-world case studies
    10. Biodiesel plants: Real-world techno-economics, life cycle costing (LCC), case studies of plants failure, and way forward
    11. Biodiesel plants: Real-world sustainability (environmental) assessment using LCA, LCIA, etc.
    12. Biodiesel plants: Real-world sustainability (exergetic) assessment and social life cycle assessment (SLCA)
    13. Advanced fuel formulations containing biodiesel: Techno-economic and policy analysis
    14. Future needs of the biodiesel industry: How researchers/academic can help industries

Product details

  • No. of pages: 512
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: December 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128203613

About the Editors

Meisam Tabatabaei

Meisam Tabatabaei is an Associate Professor of Environmental Biotechnology at the Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia and is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Biofuel Research Journal (BRJ) in Canada. Over the last decade, Meisam has worked closely with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to promote waste-oriented biofuels in the developing world. Since 2016, he has been the lead collaborator of the Lancet Commission on Public Health and Climate Change (UCL, UK). He has published over 250 publications, including original research papers and reviews in journals such as The Lancet, Progress in Energy and Combustion Sciences, and Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. He is currently also a Visiting Professor at the Henan Agricultural University, China. He is a member of the advisory board for the journals Scientific Reports, International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, Data In Brief, and Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects. Meisam is the Associate Editor of Journal of Cleaner Production, Cleaner Environmental Systems, and Resources, Environment and Sustainability.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Environmental Biotechnology, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia

Abdul-Sattar Nizami

Abdul-Sattar Nizami has a master’s in engineering from the Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden. He has a Ph.D. in Sustainable Gaseous Biofuel from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University College Cork, Ireland. Later, he worked at the University of Toronto, Canada as a Postdoctoral Fellow on alternative fuels, life cycle studies under the Institute for Sustainable Energy. He served the Center of Excellence in Environmental Studies (CEES) of King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia, as an Assistant Professor and Head of Solid Waste Management Unit, and is currently an Associate Professor at the Sustainable Development Study Centre (SDSC), Government College University, Pakistan. He has published more than 100 papers on the topics of renewable energy, alternative fuels, waste-to-energy, catalytic pyrolysis, anaerobic digestion, and resource recovery. Dr. Nizami is an Associate Editor in Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Energy & Environment, and Frontiers in Energy Research. He is serving as an Editorial Board Member in Bioresource Technology Reports, and Energy Sources Part B.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Sustainable Development Study Centre (SDSC), Government College University, Pakistan

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