Microalgae Based Biofuels and Bioproducts Book

Microalgae Based Biofuels and Bioproducts

  • Author : Raul Muñoz
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-06-13
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081010273

Microalgae Based Biofuels and Bioproducts Excerpt :

Microalgae-Based Biofuels and Bioproducts: From Feedstock Cultivation to End Products compiles contributions from authors from different areas and backgrounds who explore the cultivation and utilization of microalgae biomass for sustainable fuels and chemicals. With a strong focus in emerging industrial and large scale applications, the book summarizes the new achievements in recent years in this field by critically evaluating developments in the field of algal biotechnology, whilst taking into account sustainability issues and techno-economic parameters. It includes information on microalgae cultivation, harvesting, and conversion processes for the production of liquid and gaseous biofuels, such as biogas, bioethanol, biodiesel and biohydrogen. Microalgae biorefinery and biotechnology applications, including for pharmaceuticals, its use as food and feed, and value added bioproducts are also covered. This book’s comprehensive scope makes it an ideal reference for both early stage and consolidated researchers, engineers and graduate students in the algal field, especially in energy, chemical and environmental engineering, biotechnology, biology and agriculture. Presents the most current information on the uses and untapped potential of microalgae in the production of bio-based fuels and chemicals Critically reviews the state-of-the-art feedstock cultivation of biofuels and bioproducts mass production from microalgae, including intermediate stages, such as harvesting and extraction of specific compounds Includes topics in economics and sustainability of large-scale microalgae cultivation and conversion technologies

Microalgae Cultivation for Biofuels Production Book

Microalgae Cultivation for Biofuels Production

  • Author : Abu Yousuf
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128175378

Microalgae Cultivation for Biofuels Production Excerpt :

Microalgae Cultivation for Biofuels Production explores the technological opportunities and challenges involved in producing economically competitive algal-derived biofuel. The book discusses efficient methods for cultivation, improvement of harvesting and lipid extraction techniques, optimization of conversion/production processes of fuels and co-products, the integration of microalgae biorefineries to several industries, environmental resilience by microalgae, and a techno-economic and lifecycle analysis of the production chain to gain maximum benefits from microalgae biorefineries. Provides an overview of the whole production chain of microalgal biofuels and other bioproducts Presents an analysis of the economic and sustainability aspects of the production chain Examines the integration of microalgae biorefineries into several industries

Biofuels from Algae Book

Biofuels from Algae

  • Author : Ashok Pandey
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release Date : 2013-08-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 9780444595829

Biofuels from Algae Excerpt :

This book provides in-depth information on basic and applied aspects of biofuels production from algae. It begins with an introduction to the topic, and follows with the basic scientific aspects of algal cultivation and its use for biofuels production, such as photo bioreactor engineering for microalgae production, open culture systems for biomass production and the economics of biomass production. It provides state-of-the-art information on synthetic biology approaches for algae suitable for biofuels production, followed by algal biomass harvesting, algal oils as fuels, biohydrogen production from algae, formation/production of co-products, and more. The book also covers topics such as metabolic engineering and molecular biology for algae for fuel production, life cycle assessment and scale-up and commercialization. It is highly useful and helps you to plan new research and design new economically viable processes for the production of clean fuels from algae. Covers in a comprehensive but concise way most of the algae biomass conversion technologies currently available Lists all the products produced from algae, i.e. biohydrogen, fuel oils, etc., their properties and potential uses Includes the economics of the various processes and the necessary steps for scaling them up

Advances in Feedstock Conversion Technologies for Alternative Fuels and Bioproducts Book

Advances in Feedstock Conversion Technologies for Alternative Fuels and Bioproducts

  • Author : Majid Hosseini
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 414
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128179383

Advances in Feedstock Conversion Technologies for Alternative Fuels and Bioproducts Excerpt :

Advances in Feedstock Conversion Technologies for Alternative Fuels and Bioproducts: New Technologies, Challenges and Opportunities highlights the novel applications of, and new methodologies for, the advancement of biological, biochemical, thermochemical and chemical conversion systems that are required for biofuels production. The book addresses the environmental impact of value added bio-products and agricultural modernization, along with the risk assessment of industrial scaling. The book also stresses the urgency in finding creative, efficient and sustainable solutions for environmentally conscious biofuels, while underlining pertinent technical, environmental, economic, regulatory and social issues. Users will find a basis for technology assessments, current research capability, progress, and advances, as well as the challenges associated with biofuels at an industrial scale, with insights towards forthcoming developments in the industry. Presents a thorough overview of new discoveries in biofuels research and the inherent challenges associated with scale-up Highlights the novel applications and advancements for biological, biochemical, thermochemical and chemical conversion systems that are required for biofuels production Evaluates risk management concerns, addressing the environmental impact of value added bio-products and agricultural modernization, and the risk assessment of industrial scaling

Sustainable Downstream Processing of Microalgae for Industrial Application Book

Sustainable Downstream Processing of Microalgae for Industrial Application

  • Author : Kalyan Gayen
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-05
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 405
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429639883

Sustainable Downstream Processing of Microalgae for Industrial Application Excerpt :

Microalgae can be future resource for industrial biotechnology In current energy crisis era, microalgae are under tremendous research focus for the production of biodiesel due to their high photosynthetic efficiency, growth rate and high lipid content compared to territorial plants. However, the large-scale production of algal biomass and downstream processing of harvested algae towards bio-fuels are facing several challenges from economic viability perspective. Apart from bio-fuels, the microalgae synthesize number of bio-molecules such as pigments (e.g., chlorophyll, carotenoid), protein (e.g., lectin, phycobiliprotein), and carbohydrates (e.g., agar, carrageenan, alginate, fucodian) which are available in the various forms of microalgal products. Therefore, developing a strategy for large-scale production and use of algal biomass for the co-production of these value-added macromolecules is thus imperative for the improvement of the economics of algal biorefinery. In the above context, this book covers three major areas (i) commercial-scale production of bio-molecules from microalgae, (ii) sustainable approach for industrial-scale operation, and (iii) optimization of downstream processes. Each of these sections is composed of several chapters written by the renowned academicians/industry experts. Furthermore, in this book, a significant weightage is given to the industry experts (around 50%) to enrich the industrial perspectives. We hope that amalgamate of fundamental knowledge from academicians and applied research information from industry experts will be useful for forthcoming implementation of a sustainable integrated microalgal biorefinery. This book highlights following. Explores biomolecules from microalgae and their applications Discusses microalgae cultivations and harvesting Examines downstream processing of biomolecules Explores sustainable integrated approaches for industrial scale operations Examines purification techniques specific for microalgal pro

Handbook of Algal Biofuels Book

Handbook of Algal Biofuels

  • Author : Mostafa El-Sheekh
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-12-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 702
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128241813

Handbook of Algal Biofuels Excerpt :

Handbook of Algal Biofuels: Aspects of Cultivation, Conversion and Biorefinery comprehensively covers the cultivation, harvesting, conversion and utilization of algae for biofuels. Section cover algal diversity and composition, micro- and macroalgal diversity, classification and composition, their cultivation, biotechnological applications, and their current use in industry in biofuels and value-added products. Other sections address algal biofuel production, presenting detailed guidelines and protocols for the production of biodiesel, biogas, bioethanol, biobutanol and biohydrogen, along with thermochemical conversation techniques and integrated approaches for enhanced biofuel production. This book offers an all-in-one resource for researchers, graduate students and industry professionals working in the area of biofuels and phycology. It will be of interest to engineers working in Renewable Energy, Bioenergy and alternative fuels, Biotechnology, and Chemical Engineering. Provides complete coverage of the biofuel production process, from cultivation to biorefinery Includes a detailed discussion of process intensification, lifecycle analysis and biofuel byproducts Describes key aspects of algal diversity and composition, including their cultivation, harvesting and advantages over conventional biomass

Biomass and Biofuels from Microalgae Book

Biomass and Biofuels from Microalgae

  • Author : Navid R. Moheimani
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-04-11
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 373
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319166407

Biomass and Biofuels from Microalgae Excerpt :

This comprehensive book details the most recent advances in the microalgae biological sciences and engineering technologies for biomass and biofuel production in order to meet the ongoing need for new and affordable sources of food, chemicals and energy for future generations. The chapters explore new microalgae cultivation techniques, including solid (biofilm) systems, and heterotrophic production methods, while also critically investigating topics such as combining wastewater as a source of nutrients, the effect of CO2 on growth, and converting biomass to methane through anaerobic digestion. The book highlights innovative bioproduct optimization and molecular genetic techniques, applications of genomics and metabolomics, and the genetic engineering of microalgae strains targeting biocrude production. The latest developments in microalgae harvesting and dewatering technologies, which combine biomass production with electricity generation, are presented, along with detailed techno-economic modeling. This extensive volume was written by respected experts in their fields and is intended for a wide audience of researchers and engineers.

Advanced Bioprocessing for Alternative Fuels  Biobased Chemicals  and Bioproducts Book

Advanced Bioprocessing for Alternative Fuels Biobased Chemicals and Bioproducts

  • Author : Majid Hosseini
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128179420

Advanced Bioprocessing for Alternative Fuels Biobased Chemicals and Bioproducts Excerpt :

Advanced Bioprocessing for Alternative Fuels, Bio-based Chemicals, and Bioproducts: Technologies and Approaches for Scale-Up and Commercialization demonstrates novel systems that apply advanced bioprocessing technologies to produce biofuels, bio-based chemicals, and value-added bioproducts from renewable sources. The book presents the use of novel oleaginous microorganisms and utilization strategies for applications of advanced bioprocessing technology in biofuels production and thoroughly depicts the technological breakthroughs of value added bioproducts. It also aides in the design, evaluation and production of biofuels by describing metabolic engineering and genetic manipulation of biofuels feedstocks. Users will find a thorough overview of the most recent discoveries in biofuels research and the inherent challenges associated with scale up. Emphasis is placed on technological milestones and breakthroughs in applications of new bioprocessing technologies for biofuels production. Its essential information can be used to understand how to incorporate advanced bioprocessing technologies into the scaling up of laboratory technologies to industrial applications while complying with biofuels policies and regulations. Presents the use of novel oleaginous microorganisms and utilization strategies for the applications of advanced technologies in biofuels production Provides a basis for technology assessments, progress and advances, as well as the challenges associated with biofuels at industrial scale Describes, in detail, technologies for metabolic engineering and genetic manipulation of biofuels feedstocks, thus aiding in the design, evaluation and production of advanced biofuels

Bioalcohol Production Book

Bioalcohol Production

  • Author : Keith W. Waldron
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-05-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781845699611

Bioalcohol Production Excerpt :

Bioethanol is one of the main biofuels currently used as a petroleum-substitute in transport applications. However, conflicts over food supply and land use have made its production and utilisation a controversial topic. Second generation bioalcohol production technology, based on (bio)chemical conversion of non-food lignocellulose, offers potential advantages over existing, energy-intensive bioethanol production processes. Food vs. fuel pressures may be reduced by utilising a wider range of lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks, including energy crops, cellulosic residues, and, particularly, wastes. Bioalcohol production covers the process engineering, technology, modelling and integration of the entire production chain for second generation bioalcohol production from lignocellulosic biomass. Primarily reviewing bioethanol production, the book’s coverage extends to the production of longer-chain bioalcohols which will be elemental to the future of the industry. Part one reviews the key features and processes involved in the pretreatment and fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass for bioalcohol production, including hydrothermal and thermochemical pretreatment, and fractionation to separate out valuable process feedstocks. Part two covers the hydrolysis (saccharification) processes applicable to pretreated feedstocks. This includes both acid and enzymatic approaches and also importantly covers the development of particular enzymes to improve this conversion step. This coverage is extended in Part three, with chapters reviewing integrated hydrolysis and fermentation processes, and fermentation and co-fermentation challenges of lignocellulose-derived sugars, as well as separation and purification processes for bioalcohol extraction. Part four examines the analysis, monitoring and modelling approaches relating to process and quality control in the pretreatment, hydrolysis and fermentation steps of lignocellulose-to-bioalcohol production. Finally, Part five discusses th

Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts Book
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Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts

  • Author : James W. Lee
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-08-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1122
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461433484

Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts Excerpt :

Designed as a text not only for students and researchers, but anyone interested in green technology, Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts offers the reader a vast overview of the state-of-the-art in renewable energies. The typical chapter sets out to explain the fundamentals of a new technology as well as providing its context in the greater field. With contributions from nearly 100 leading researchers across the globe, the text serves as an important and timely look into this rapidly expanding field. The 40 chapters that comprise Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts are handily organized into the following 8 sections: · Introduction and Brazil's biofuel success · Smokeless biomass pyrolysis for advanced biofuels production and global biochar carbon sequestration · Cellulosic Biofuels · Photobiological production of advanced biofuels with synthetic biology · Lipids-based biodiesels · Life-cycle energy and economics analysis · High-value algal products and biomethane · Electrofuels

Renewable Energy Book

Renewable Energy

  • Author : Tolga Taner
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2021-02
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN 10 : 9781838810009

Renewable Energy Excerpt :

This book discusses renewable energy resources and systems as well as energy efficiency. It contains twenty-three chapters over six sections that address a multitude of renewable energy types, including solar and photovoltaic, biomass, hydroelectric, and geothermal. The information presented herein is a scientific contribution to energy and environmental regulations, quality and efficiency of energy services, energy supply security, energy market-based approaches, government interventions, and the spread of technological innovation.

Biomass  Bioproducts and Biofuels Book

Biomass Bioproducts and Biofuels

  • Author : Jorge M. T B. Varejão
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2021-10
  • Genre: Biomass energy
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 036735408X

Biomass Bioproducts and Biofuels Excerpt :

"Fossil fuels were in the last century the main source of fuels and raw materials for the standard life pattern of modern society. Their depletion together with huge environmental damage to earth derived from their combustion turn the change to renewable raw materials an urgent goal. This conversion is now underway and it requires a big effort to adapt materials Nature designed for specific purposes to fit in others. Evidences emerge that goals such as cellulosic ethanol are more difficult to take under competitive context, making its delay inevitable. Biomass composition is mainly hemicellulose, cellulose and lignin - the first two have a sugar origin - in their polymer form substances such as microcrystalline cellulose and carbon fiber may be obtained and there is an increasing demand for goods made with which tend to raise in future"--

Blue Biotechnology Book

Blue Biotechnology

  • Author : Stephane La Barre
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2018-09-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 984
  • ISBN 10 : 9783527801725

Blue Biotechnology Excerpt :

With its integral treatment of ecosystem and resource management, this is the only overview of the field to address current thinking and future trends. All contributions have been written with the novice in mind, explaining the basics and highlighting recent developments and achievements. Unmatched in scope, this two-volume reference covers both traditional and well-established areas of marine biotechnology, such as biomass production, alongside such novel ones as biofuels, biological protection of structures and bioinspired materials. In so doing, it ties together information usually only found in widely dispersed sources to assemble a grand unified view of the current state of and prospects for this multi-faceted discipline. The combination of the breadth of topics and the focus on modern ideas make this introductory book especially suitable for teaching purposes and for guiding newcomers to the many possibilities offered by this booming field.

Biofuels Book


  • Author : Avinash Kumar Agarwal
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-02-28
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811037917

Biofuels Excerpt :

This book is intended to serve as a compendium on the state-of-the-art research in the field of biofuels. The book includes chapters on different aspects of biofuels from renowned international experts in the field. The book looks at current research on all aspects of biofuels from raw materials to production techniques. It also includes chapters on analysis of performance of biofuels, particularly biodiesel, in engines. The book incorporates case studies that provide insights into the performance of biofuels in applications such as automotive engines and diesel generators. The contents of the book will be useful to graduate students and researchers working on all aspects of biofuels. The book will also be of use to professionals and policymakers interested in biofuels.

Algal Biorefinery  An Integrated Approach Book

Algal Biorefinery An Integrated Approach

  • Author : Debabrata Das
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-11-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 467
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319228136

Algal Biorefinery An Integrated Approach Excerpt :

This book critically discusses different aspects of algal production systems and several of the drawbacks related to microalgal biomass production, namely, low biomass yield, and energy-consuming harvesting, dewatering, drying and extraction processes. These provide a background to the state-of-the-art technologies for algal cultivation, CO2 sequestration, and large-scale application of these systems. In order to tap the commercial potential of algae, a biorefinery concept has been proposed that could help to extract maximum benefits from algal biomass. This refinery concept promotes the harvesting of multiple products from the feedstock so as to make the process economically attractive. For the last few decades, algal biomass has been explored for use in various products such as fuel, agricultural crops, pigments and pharmaceuticals, as well as in bioremediation. To meet the huge demand, there has been a focus on large-scale production of algal biomass in closed or open photobioreactors. Different nutritional conditions for algal growth have been explored, such as photoautotrophic, heterotrophic, mixotrophic and oleaginous. This book is aimed at a wide audience, including undergraduates, postgraduates, academics, energy researchers, scientists in industry, energy specialists, policy makers and others who wish to understand algal biorefineries and also keep abreast of the latest developments.