Value-Chain of Biofuels

Value-Chain of Biofuels

Fundamentals, Technology, and Standardization

1st Edition - November 8, 2021

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  • Editors: Suzana Yusup, Nor Adilla Rashidi
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323858991
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128243886

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Value-Chain of Biofuels: Fundamentals, Technology, and Standardization presents the fundamental aspects of biofuel production, from biomass conversion technologies and biofuels’ end products to related policy regulation and standardization. Sections explore the current biofuels industry, addressing pretreatment, feedstocks, and conversion processes, review different pathways to produce biofuels, including bioethanol, biochar, biogas/bio-hydrogen, bio-oil, biodiesel, and many others, and finally, present policy regulation and standardization on biofuel production, with a focus on applications. Case studies are provided alongside reviews from academic and industry perspectives, discussing economics and lifecycle assessments (LCA) of biofuel production, as well as analyses of supply chains. Offering a comprehensive and timely overview, this book provides an ideal reference for researchers and practitioners working in bioenergy and renewable energy, but it will also be of interest to chemists, bioengineers, chemical engineers, and the agricultural and petrochemical industries.

Key Features

  • Helps readers gain academic and industry perspectives on biofuel production with the inclusion of lab-based experimentation and informative case studies
  • Contains an exhaustive analysis of biomass conversion technologies for biofuels and biochemicals
  • Provides a clear and concise text that avoids the overuse of jargon and technical language


Researchers interested in Bioenergy and Renewable Energy. Chemists, bioengineers, chemical engineers, and other bioenergy professionals working in the area of biofuels and the renewable energy industry, as well as aspects of the agricultural and petrochemical industries

Table of Contents

  • Section 1: Overview on Biomass Conversion Technologies and Pretreatment
    1. Overview of biomass conversion to biofuels
    2. Biomass conversion to biofuel
    3. Biomass classification and characterization for conversion to biofuels
    4. Thermal degradation behavior and kinetic modeling of green solvents-delignified biomass: a sustainable biomass-to-energy approach
    5. Pretreatment of fiber-based biomass material for lignin extraction
    6. Microalgae cultivation for sustainable biofuel production

    Section 2: Biomass Conversion Technologies to Biofuel and Value-Added Material
    7. Hydrothermal liquefaction of algal biomass to bio-oil
    8. Alternative jet fuels: Bio-jet fuels challenges and opportunities
    9. Bioprocessing of sustainable renewable biomass for bioethanol production
    10. Utilization of agricultural biomass for bio-butanol production
    11. Oil palm biomass zero-waste conversion to bio-succinic acid
    12. Iso-conversional kinetic and thermodynamic analysis of catalytic pyrolysis for palm oil wastes
    13. Recent progress in modeling and simulation of biomass conversion to biohydrogen
    14. Realizing higher value output from biomass conversion to biogas through the production of biohydrogen, biomethane, and biohythane
    15. Technical readiness level (TRL) on bio-hydrogen production process and its value chain

    Section 3: Emission, Techno-Economic, Supply-Chain, and Policies of the Biofuel Production
    16. Experimental investigation of characterization of emissions from waste cooking oil biodiesel
    17. Techno-economic analysis of biomass thermochemical conversion to biofuels
    18. Economical aspect in biomass to biofuel production
    19. Biomass supply chain management and challenges
    20. Biomass supply chain synthesis and optimization
    21. Oil palm biomass value chain for biofuel development in Malaysia: Part I
    22. Oil palm biomass value chain for biofuel development in Malaysia: Part II
    23. Renewable energy transformation in Malaysia through bioenergy production: Policies insights from spatially-explicit modeling
    24. Production, regulation, and standardization of biofuels: Philippine perspective

Product details

  • No. of pages: 606
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: November 8, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323858991
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128243886

About the Editors

Suzana Yusup

Professor Ir. Dr Suzana Yusup, is the Head of HICoE Center for Biofuel & Biochemical Research (CBBR) and is a full Professor at the Chemical Engineering Department, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Malaysia. Her research interest is in the area of biomass conversion to biofuels and bio-chemicals, material development, and greener processes. To date, Professor Dr Suzana Yusup has authored one book, 26 book chapters, more than 300 scientific articles in high impact journals and as conference papers, 19 patents (including 7 granted patents).

Affiliations and Expertise

Head, HICoE Center for Biofuel and Biochemical Research (CBBR) and Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Malaysia

Nor Adilla Rashidi

Dr Nor Adilla Rashidi (AMIchemE) holds a bachelor’s in chemical engineering (Hons.) (2010), Master of Science degree (MSc) in Chemical Engineering (2014), and a Doctorate degree (PhD) in Chemical Engineering (2020) from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia. Her main research interests focus on biomaterial development, wastewater treatment, and carbon capture and storage. To date, she had published 20 peer-reviewed articles including 14 articles as the first author in numerous high impact factors publications, including Energy, Chemical Engineering Journal, Journal of CO2 Utilization, etc. with the cumulative citation number of 458 and h-index of 11 (Source: SCOPUS). ). She is currently affiliated with several professional associations, including Malaysia Board of Technologist (Graduate Technologist), Board of Engineers Malaysia (Graduate Engineer), and Institution of Chemical Engineers (Associate Member).

Affiliations and Expertise

Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Perak, Malaysia

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