A comprehensive guide for chemical engineers doing research on biofuel production processes.
Section I: General 1. Principles of biorefining (F. Cherubini and A.H. Stromman) 2. Life-cycle assessment of biofuels (E. Gnansounou and A. Dauriat) 3. Thermochemical conversion of biomass to biofuels (T. Bhaskar, B. Balagurumurthy, R. Singh, D.V. Naik, A. Kumar, H.B. Goyal) 4. Biomass-derived syngas fermentation into biofuels (P.C. Munasinghe and S.K. Khanal) Section II: Production of bioethanol from lignocellulosic feedstocks 5. Lignocellulosic bioethanol: current status and future perspectives (C.R. Soccol, V. Faraco, S. Karp, L.P.S. Vandenberghe,V. Thomaz-Soccol, A. Woiciechowski and A. Pandey) 6. Technoeconomic analysis of lignocellulosic ethanol (E. Gnansounou and A. Dauriat) 7. Pretreatment technologies for lignocellulose-to-bioethanol conversion (E. Tomas-Pejo, P. Alvira, M. Ballesteros and M.J. Negro) 8. Production of celluloytic enzymes for the hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass (R.R. Singhania) 9. Production of hemicellulolytic enzymes for hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass (S. Manju and B. Singh Chadha) 10. Hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass for bioethanol production (P. Binod, K. Janu, R. Sindhu and A. Pandey) 11. Production of bioethanol from agroindustrial residues as feedstocks (J.A. Quintero, L.E. Rincon and C.A. Cardona) 12. Fermentation inhibitors in ethanol processes and different strategies to reduce their effects (M.J. Taherzadeh and K. Karimi) Section IIIA: Production of biodiesel from vegetable oils 13. Biotechnological methods to produce biodiesel (D.M. Guimaraes Freire, J.S. de Sousa and E. d'Avila Cavalcanti-Oliveira) 14. Biodiesel production in supercritical fluids (Kok Tat Tan and Keat Teong Lee) 15. Production of biodiesel using palm oil (Man Kee Lam and Keat Teong Lee) 16. Biodiesel production from waste oils (Lien-Huong Huynh, Novy S. Kasim and Yi-Hsu Ju) Section IIIB: Production of biofuels from algae 17. Production of biodiesel from algal biomass: current perspectives and future (Yi-Feng Chen and Qingyu Wu) 18. Overview and assessment of algal biofuels production technologies (G.S. Murthy) 19. Cultivation of algae in photobioreactors for biodiesel production (J. Pruvost) Section IV: Production of biohydrogen 20. Production of biohydrogen: current perspectives and future prospects (Kuan-Yeow Show, Duu-Jong Lee and Zhen-Peng Zhang) 21. Biohydrogen production from bio-oil (A. Kumar and S. Sarkar) 22. Biohydrogen production from industrial effluents (S. Venkata Mohan, G. Mohanakrishna and S. Srikanth) 23. Thermophilic biohydrogen production (D. Karakashev and I. Angelidaki) 24. Biohydrogen production with high-rate bioreactors (Wen-Wei Li and Han-Qing Yu) Section V: Production of biobuutanol and other green fuels 25. Butanol fuel from Biomass: Revisiting ABE fermentation (R.K. Sukumaran, L.D. Gottumukkala, K. Rajasree, D. Alex and A. Pandey) 26. Production of green liquid hydrocarbon fuels (A. Ray and A. Anumakonda)
Ashok Pandey: Professor Ashok Pandey obtained Master's degree in Chemistry in 1976 and PhD in 1979 in Microbiology from the University of Allahabad. He was scientist at National Sugar Institute, Kanpur during1982-85. During 1985-1986, he worked as Research Scientist in Suddeutsche Zucker AG in Germany. In 1987, he joined the CSIR's National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology at Trivandrum as Scientist and since then continuing there. Professor Pandey's current main research focus are on bioprocess and product developments, mainly focused agro-industrial solid waste utilization for the production of biofuels, biopolymers, industrial enzymes, etc. He has developed and transferred three technologies on industrial enzymes to the industries and has completed several industrial consultancy projects. He has 900 publications/communications, which include 12 patents, 29 books, 23 special issues of the journals as Guest Editor, 25 Technical reports, 95 chapters in the books, 354 original and review papers and 362 research communications in international and national conference. Professor Pandey is the recipient of many national and international awards and fellowships, which include Fellow of National Academy of Science, India, International Organization of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Biotech Research Society of India and Association of Microbiologists of India; Honorary Doctorate degree from Univesite Blaise Pascal, France; Thomson Scientific India Citation Laureate Award, USA; Lupin Visiting Fellowship, Visiting Professor in the University Blaise Pascal, France, Federal University of Parana, Brazil and EPFL, Switzerland; Best Scientific Work Achievement award, Govt of Cuba; UNESCO Professor; Raman Research Fellowship Award, CSIR; GBF, Germany and CNRS, France Fellowship; Young Scientist Award, etc. He was Chairman of the International Society of Food, Agriculture and Environment, Finland ((Food & Health) during 2003-2004. He is Founder President of Biotech Research Society, India (www.brsi.in) and International Coordinator and General Secretary of International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses (www.ifibiop.org). He is editor-in-chief of Bioresource Technology, the Elsevier journal and editorial board member of several international and Indian journals. The books published by him during last ten years are listed below: Professor Christian Larroche Professor Christian Larroche is graduate in Biochemical Engineering from INSA, Toulouse, (1979), Docteur-Ingenieur in Organic Chemistry from Paul Sabatier Toulouse 3 University (1982), and Docteur es Sciences (Ph D) in Biochemical Engineering from Blaise Pascal University (1990). He has strong research interest in the area of applied microbiology and biochemical engineering. His skills are related to the study and development of special processes for the use of microorganisms. This includes fungal spores production by solid state cultivation and their use as protein (enzyme) reservoir in biotransformations. A special interest in phase transfer phenomena coupled to metabolic engineering has to be noticed. It is applied to the design and optimisation of biotransformations involving hydrophobic compounds and carried out in biphasic liquid-liquid media. These processes are related both to the food and environment (bioremediation) areas. His interests have recently be extended to bioenergy, and he is presently co-ordinator of two French research programs on biohydrogen production by anaerobic microorganisms grown on complex media. He is author of about 150 documents including 70 research papers, two patents and 12 book chapters. He has supervised 10 PhD students and 20 MSc lab works. He is member of SFGP (French Society for Process Engineering) and Chief International Coordinator of ICBF Forum, an international network entitled "Food Bioprocessing - A global approach for advancing sustainable production of value added food". He is head of the department of "Study and Development of Processes involving Microorganisms" of the platform for technological development Biotechnology - Material Engineering of Blaise Pascal University and has in charge the team "Solid state fermentations - Biotransformations" of the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Laboratory in the same university. He has been head of the Biological Engineering department of Polytech Clermont-Ferrand, a School of Engineering of Blaise Pascal University, from 2001 to 2011. He is director of Polytech since January 2012 and, since 2008, vice-president of the university in charge of research valorization and technology transfer. The books published by him during last ten years are listed below: Dr. Ricke received his B.S. degree in Animal Science (1979) an M.S. degree in Ruminant Nutrition (1982) from the Univ. of Illinois and his Ph.D. degree (1989) from the Univ. of Wisconsin with a co-major in Animal Science and Bacteriology. From 1989 to 1992 Dr. Ricke was a USDA-ARS postdoctorate in the Microbiology Department at North Carolina State Univ. He was at Texas A&M Univ. for 13 years and was a professor in the Poultry Science Dept. with joint appointments on the Food Science and Technology, Molecular and Environmental Plant Sciences, and Nutrition Faculties and the Veterinary Pathobiology Dept. He has been honored in 2002 as a Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Faculty Fellow. In 2005, he became the first holder of the new Wray Endowed Chair in Food Safety and Director of the Center for Food Safety at the University of Arkansas. He is also a faculty member of the Dept. of Food Science and the Cellular and Molecular Graduate program. He is currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the international journal, Bioresource Technology. He has published 68 review articles and book chapters, 224 original research papers and given over 75 invited talks. Dr. Ricke's biomass/bioenergy research projects have emphasized studies on the physiology, genetics and fermentation of anaerobic organisms under conditions encountered in the environment as well as designing antimicrobial approaches for limiting microbial contamination in ethanol fermentations.
"Intended for post-graduate students and researchers in applied biology, biotechnology and chemical engineering, this guide to state of the art of biofuel processes and techniques showcases current scholarship and real world implementations of this important and emerging alternative energy technology. The volume is divided into sections covering general principles of biorefining, production of bioethanol from feedstocks, production of biodiesel from vegetable oils, production of biofuels from algae, biohydrogen and biobutanol and other green fuels and individual chapters address specific aspects of the production process, raw materials, and assessments of the efficiency and practicality of each technology."--SciTech Book News