Biotechnology for Biofuel Production and Optimization

Biotechnology for Biofuel Production and Optimization
Author: Carrie A Eckert,Cong T Trinh
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 572
Release: 2016-01-19
ISBN 10: 0081000537
ISBN 13: 9780081000533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biotechnology for Biofuel Production and Optimization Book Review:

Biotechnology for Biofuel Production and Optimization is the compilation of current research findings that cover the entire process of biofuels production from manipulation of genes and pathways to organisms and renewable feedstocks for efficient biofuel production as well as different cultivation techniques and process scale-up considerations. This book captures recent breakthroughs in the interdisciplinary areas of systems and synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, and bioprocess engineering for renewable, cleaner sources of energy. Describes state-of-the-art engineering of metabolic pathways for the production of a variety of fuel molecules Discusses recent advances in synthetic biology and metabolic engineering for rational design, construction, evaluation of novel pathways and cell chassis Covers genome engineering technologies to address complex biofuel-tolerant phenotypes for enhanced biofuel production in engineered chassis Presents the use of novel microorganisms and expanded substrate utilization strategies for production of targeted fuel molecules Explores biohybrid methods for harvesting bioenergy Discusses bioreactor design and optimization of scale-up

Biofuels

Biofuels
Author: Xuefeng Lu
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN 10: 9781908230454
ISBN 13: 1908230452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biofuels Book Review:

"In this book a panel of international experts reviews the most important hot-topics in this area to provide a timely overview. The production of different biofuel molecules including hydrogen, methane, ethanol, butanol, higher chain alcohols, isoprenoids and fatty acid derivatives, from genetically engineered microbes, is comprehensively covered. Special focus is given to the use of metabolic engineering of microbes, including bacteria, yeast and microalgae, to enhance biofuel production. In addition authors discuss current research processes, technical challenges and future development trends for biofuel production."--Back cover.

Sustainable Biofuels

Sustainable Biofuels
Author: Ramesh C. Ray
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2021-04-08
ISBN 10: 0128223928
ISBN 13: 9780128223925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Biofuels Book Review:

Sustainable Biofuels: Opportunities and challenges, a volume in the “Applied Biotechnology Reviews series, explores the state-of-the-art in research and applied technology for the conversion of all types of biofuels. Its chapters span a broad spectrum of knowledge, from fundamentals and technical aspects to optimization, combinations, economics, and environmental aspects. They cover various facets of research, production, and commercialization of bioethanol, biodiesel, biomethane, biohydrogen, biobutanol, and biojet fuel. This book discusses biochemical, thermochemical, and hydrothermal conversion of unconventional feedstocks, including the role of biotechnology applications to achieve efficiency and competitiveness. Through case studies, techno-economic analysis and sustainability assessment, including life cycle assessment, it goes beyond technical aspects to provides actual resources for better decision-making during the development of commercially viable technology by researchers, PhD students, and practitioners in the field of bioenergy. It is also a useful resource for those in adjacent areas, such as biotechnology, industrial microbiology, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, and sustainability science, who are working on solutions for the bioeconomy. The ability to compare different technologies and their outcome that this book provides is also beneficial for energy analysts, consultants, planners, and policy-makers. The “Applied Biotechnology Reviews series highlights current development and research in biotechnology-related fields, combining in single-volume works the theoretical aspects and real-world applications for better decision-making. Covers current technologies and advancements in biochemical, thermochemical, and hydrothermal conversion methods for production of various types of biofuels from conventional and nonconventional feedstock Examines biotechnology processes, including genetic engineering of microorganisms and substrates, applied to biofuel production Bridges the gap between technology development and prospects of commercialization of bioprocesses, including policy and economics of biofuel production, biofuel value chains, and how to accomplish cost-competitive results and sustainable development

Bioprocessing for Biofuel Production

Bioprocessing for Biofuel Production
Author: Neha Srivastava,Manish Srivastava,P.K. Mishra,Vijai Kumar Gupta
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2020-10-28
ISBN 10: 9811570701
ISBN 13: 9789811570704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioprocessing for Biofuel Production Book Review:

Converting biomass to biofuels involves hydrolyzing cellulose to sugars using cost-intensive commercial enzymes – an expensive step that makes large-scale production economically non-viable. As such, there is a need for low-cost bioprocessing. This book critically evaluates the available bioprocessing technologies for various biofuels, and presents the latest research in the field. It also highlights the recent developments, current challenges and viable alternative approaches to reduce the overall cost of producing biofuels.

Advanced Biofuel Technologies

Advanced Biofuel Technologies
Author: Deepak K. Tuli,Sangita Kasture,Arindam Kuila
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 594
Release: 2021-12-17
ISBN 10: 0323884288
ISBN 13: 9780323884280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Biofuel Technologies Book Review:

Advanced Biofuel Technologies: Present Status, Challenges and Future Prospects deals with important issues such as feed stock availability, technology options, greenhouse gas reduction as seen by life cycle assessment studies, regulations and policies. This book provides readers complete information on the current state of developments in both thermochemical and biochemical processes for advanced biofuels production for the purpose of transportation, domestic and industrial applications. Chapters explore technological innovations in advanced biofuels produced from agricultural residues, algae, lipids and waste industrial gases to produce road transport fuels, biojet fuel and biogas. Covers technologies and processes of different types of biofuel production Outlines a selection of different types of renewable feedstocks for biofuel production Summarizes adequate and balanced coverage of thermochemical and biochemical methods of biomass conversion into biofuel Includes regulations, policies and lifecycle and techno-economic assessments

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Author: Neha Srivastava,Manish Srivastava,P.K Mishra,P.W Ramteke,Ram Lakhan Singh
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2019-05-03
ISBN 10: 0444642242
ISBN 13: 9780444642240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering Book Review:

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering: From Cellulose to Cellulase: Strategies to Improve Biofuel Production outlines new methods for the industrial production of the cellulose enzyme. The book compares the various processes for the production of biofuels, including the cost of cellulose production and availability. Biofuels are considered to be the main alternatives to fossil fuels in reducing environmental pollution and climate change. Currently, all existing biofuel production is suffering because of the high costs of production processes. As a result, cost effective practical implementation is needed to make this a viable energy alternative. Introduces new and innovative strategies for cellulase enzyme production at industrial scale Provides sustainable approaches to produce cellulase at low cost Covers all aspect and possible factors for economical, low cost, cellulase mediated biofuels production

Biofuels and Biorefining

Biofuels and Biorefining
Author: Fernando Israel Gomez Castro,Claudia Gutierrez-Antonio
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2022-05-26
ISBN 10: 0323859127
ISBN 13: 9780323859127
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biofuels and Biorefining Book Review:

Biofuels and Biorefining: Volume One: Current Technologies for Biomass Conversion considers the conventional processes for biofuels and biomass-derived products in single and biorefinery schemes. Sections address the fundamentals of the transformation of biomass into fuels and products, including a discussion of current and future scenarios, potential raw materials that can be used, the main processing technologies and their commercial potential, and a description of the concept of biorefinery and the opportunities offered by this approach. Each chapter is supported by industry case studies covering the development of each product, fuel type, and biorefinery. This book provides an integrated approach to biofuels production and process intensification that will be useful to researchers involved in all aspects of bioenergy, particularly those interested in cost reduction, environmental impact and enhanced production. Includes all fundamental concepts related to the production of biofuels and value-added products from biomass Provides a comprehensive biorefinery scheme that addresses all biofuel types (liquid, solid and gaseous) and related bio-based products Presents state-of-the-art information on production processes Covers all required information for the modeling and economical assessment of biofuels production in single process or under a biorefinery scheme

Microbial Biotechnology for Renewable and Sustainable Energy

Microbial Biotechnology for Renewable and Sustainable Energy
Author: Jitendra Kumar Saini
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9811638527
ISBN 13: 9789811638527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Production of Biodiesel from Non Edible Sources

Production of Biodiesel from Non Edible Sources
Author: A. Arumugam
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2022-02-10
ISBN 10: 032385897X
ISBN 13: 9780323858977
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Production of Biodiesel from Non Edible Sources Book Review:

Production of Biodiesel from Non-Edible Sources: Technological Updates offers a step-by-step guide to the production of biodiesel, providing comparisons of existing methods, new and state-of-the-art technologies, and real-world examples of implementation. The book discusses all potential non-edible feedstocks for biodiesel production, providing their properties, availability, and processing, including deeper insights into kinetic models and simulation of biodiesel fermentation. Readers will gain knowledge of existing parameters and methods for biodiesel production, optimization, scale-up, and sustainability, along with guidance on the practical implementation of these methods and techniques. Finally, environmental sustainability, techno-economic analysis, and policymaking aspects are considered and put into the context of future prospects. This book offers a step-by-step guide for researchers and industry practitioners involved in bioenergy, renewable energy, biofuels production and bioconversion processes. Provides step-by-step guidance on key processes and procedures Reviews all the available non-edible feedstocks for biodiesel production and presents their properties, pros and cons Presents pilot and industry-scale case studies on the implementation of biodiesel production from non-edible feedstocks Addresses optimization, environmental sustainability, economic viability and policy issues to support commercialization

Advanced Bioprocessing for Alternative Fuels Biobased Chemicals and Bioproducts

Advanced Bioprocessing for Alternative Fuels  Biobased Chemicals  and Bioproducts
Author: Majid Hosseini
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019-02-23
ISBN 10: 0128179422
ISBN 13: 9780128179420
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Bioprocessing for Alternative Fuels Biobased Chemicals and Bioproducts Book Review:

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

Plant and Algae Biomass

Plant and Algae Biomass
Author: Rouf Ahmad Bhat,Dig Vijay Singh,Fernanda Maria Policarpo Tonelli,Khalid Rehman Hakeem
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 3030940748
ISBN 13: 9783030940744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant and Algae Biomass Book Review:

This volume discusses how plant and algae organisms play a pivotal role in the transformation of solar energy to essential metabolites, and explores the numerous beneficial roles these metabolites have at an industrial level. It presents information on the utilization of plant and algae for biomass production, and shows how this is a practical option for large scale biofuel production. The book examines how these bio-metabolites can then be used to extract biofuel. Biomass produced from plants and algae can act as the source of feedstock for biofuel production and industrially important compounds. This book also explores that by curtailing culturing cost using wastewater, seawater, and industrial water as a nutrient and water source, biomass becomes an economical energy source. The introductory chapters of the book focus on the appreciative values of a pollution-free atmosphere, with special reference to enhanced greenhouse effect, and then are followed by chapters on the potential of plant and algae as a liquid energy resource. This book targets researchers, graduate students, and energy and fuel industry professionals interested in the plant sciences, biotechnology and renewable energy. .

Lignocellulosic Ethanol Production from a Biorefinery Perspective

Lignocellulosic Ethanol Production from a Biorefinery Perspective
Author: Deepansh Sharma,Anita Saini
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2020-07-20
ISBN 10: 9811545731
ISBN 13: 9789811545733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lignocellulosic Ethanol Production from a Biorefinery Perspective Book Review:

This book provides an overview of the multi-dimensional approach for the production of ethanol from lignocellulosic biomass. The sustainability of this biofuel, the current and future status of the technology and its role in waste valorization are also addressed. Bioethanol from lignocellulosic material has emerged as an alternative to the traditional first-generation bioethanol. The book also discusses various pretreatment methods for effective separation of the various components of lignocellulosic feedstock as well as their advantages, and limitations. It describes the valorization of lignocellulosic waste through the production of bioethanol and emphasizes the significance of waste utilization in managing the production cost of the fuel. Finally, the utilization of genetically engineered plants and microorganisms to increase the conversion efficiency is reviewed.

Biotechnology for Waste Biomass Utilization

Biotechnology for Waste Biomass Utilization
Author: Prakash K. Sarangi,Latika Bhatia
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2022-10-13
ISBN 10: 1000565181
ISBN 13: 9781000565188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biotechnology for Waste Biomass Utilization Book Review:

This volume focuses on how waste biomass can be transformed into useful biomaterials, food and feed, fuel, and chemicals by using various processes such as chemical, physical, thermal, biological, and biotechnological procedures. Biomass from biowastes, such as agriculture crop residues, wood processing residues, forest residues, food waste, industrial waste, and municipal solid waste, have emerged as potential substrates for bioenergy production. This volume explores the key features of biotechnology for waste biomass utilization, presenting scientific and technical literature on sustainable waste biomass management as well as for biomass conversion for biofuels, chemicals, and other new commercial products. It discusses a variety of novel biotechnical applications and interventions, including microbial fermentation and anaerobic digestion, biotechnological modes of xylooligosaccharides production, multifaceted utilization of microalgal biomass, vermiculture and vermicomposting, and more. Key features: Provides the most recent information about waste biomass utilization for the production of biofuels and biochemicals Shows a wide range of novel technologies in the field of biotechnology towards waste biomass utilization Focuses on the utilization of microbial resources for waste biomass conversion into value-added products Explores methods for food wastes and crop wastes conversion into biofuels and biochemicals Provides the scientific information describing various examples and case studies which aid gaining knowledge to researchers and academicians With chapters from eminent researchers who have significant global experience in the field of waste biomass management, this volume delivers a wealth of valuable information for researchers involved in bioenergy utilization. It will also be an essential source for academicians, researchers, economists, policymakers, and policy analysts.

Fungal Biotechnology for Biofuel Production

Fungal Biotechnology for Biofuel Production
Author: Roberto Nascimento Silva
Publsiher: Bentham Science Publishers
Total Pages: 435
Release: 2016-01-25
ISBN 10: 1681080745
ISBN 13: 9781681080741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fungal Biotechnology for Biofuel Production Book Review:

Mycology: Current and Future Developments is a book series that brings together the latest contributions to research on the biology, genetics, and industrial use of fungi. Each book chapter is written by academic / professional experts from around the world. The book series is of interest to mycologists and allied researchers seeking to gain new knowledge perspectives about fungi. This volume of the book series focuses chiefly on advances biofuel production. Topics covered in this volume include an overview of biofuel production, the use of lignocelluloses in fungal biofuel production, fungal metabolic engineering, biomass pretreatment for biofuel refineries, and more. The volume also contains chapters about research on other fungi such as S. Cerevisiae. The reviews presented in this volume serve as a useful reference for researchers and readers interested in learning about new developments in biofuel production at a time when the need for alternative energy sources is ever increasing.

Nanobiotechnology for Sustainable Bioenergy and Biofuel Production

Nanobiotechnology for Sustainable Bioenergy and Biofuel Production
Author: Madan L. Verma
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN 10: 0429665636
ISBN 13: 9780429665639
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanobiotechnology for Sustainable Bioenergy and Biofuel Production Book Review:

Nanobiotechnology for Sustainable Bioenergy and Biofuel Production provides insights into the most recent innovations, trends, concerns and challenges in the production of biofuels. This book highlights a number of key research topics and practical applications of modern nanomaterials and nanocomposite-driven enzyme biotechnology for biofuels production, including the advances in the nanoscaffolds design (nanomaterials support) for immobilizing bioenergy producing enzymes (nanobiocatalyst system), the recent trends in biomass processing (untreated/treated agriculture and food waste, grasses, algal, etc.) using advanced nanobiocatalysts for biofuels production and the scale-up study of bioenergy production using nanomaterials immobilized enzymes and biofuel harvesting using nanomaterials. At the outset of new nanobiotechnology applications in biofuel production, there is a need for a new resource in the bioenergy field. This book delivers an overview of the contributions of biofuel production and the most up-to-date advances in nanobiotechnology to a diverse audience ranging from post-graduate students to researchers in biochemical engineering, biotechnology, bioremediation and environmental studies and pharmaceutical professionals. Key Features • Outlines the most recent nanobiotechnological advances in biofuels and bioenergy for biofuels productions • Covers biodiesel, bioethanol, biomethane, biohydrogen, biorefineries and biofuel harvesting using nanomaterials • Explains the scale-up nanobiotechnological study of biofuel production at the bioreactor level

Microwave Mediated Biofuel Production

Microwave Mediated Biofuel Production
Author: Veera G. Gude
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-08-22
ISBN 10: 1498745164
ISBN 13: 9781498745161
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microwave Mediated Biofuel Production Book Review:

This book focuses on chemical syntheses and processes for biofuel production mediated by microwave energy. This is the first contribution in this area serving as a resource and guidance manual for understanding the principles, mechanisms, design, and applications of microwaves in biofuel process chemistry. Green chemistry of microwave-mediated biofuel reactions and thermodynamic potentials for the process biochemistry are the focus of this book. Microwave generation, wave propagation, process design, development and configurations, and biofuel applications are discussed in detail.

Algal Biotechnology

Algal Biotechnology
Author: Ashfaq Ahmad,Fawzi Banat,Hanifa AlBlooshi
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2022-05-01
ISBN 10: 032390436X
ISBN 13: 9780323904360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Algal Biotechnology Book Review:

Algae Biotechnology: Integrated Algal Engineering for Bioenergy, Bioremediation, and Biomedical Applications covers key applications of algae for bioenergy and how to integrate the production of biofuels with environmental, nutraceutical and biomedical processes and products. The book emphasizes cost-effective biofuels production through integrated biorefinery, combining continuous processes and various algae as feedstock to produce biofuel, bioenergy and various high value biochemicals. Novel algal culturing technologies and bioprocess engineering techniques are provided for the optimization of operational approaches for commercial-scale production, as well as to reduce the overall costs. New and existing molecular methods for genetic and metabolic engineering of algae are also presented. Furthermore, methods for the optimization of existing biochemical pathways are explained, and new pathways are introduced, in order to maximize the potential for biofuels production and related nutraceutical and biomedical co-products. This book provides an ideal roadmap for bioenergy researchers and engineers who want to incorporate valuable nutraceutical and biomedical products and environmental practices into the production of biofuels. Addresses issues faced by the bioenergy sector and how to resolve them through the integration of algal biotechnology and engineering Provides a guide to the efficient and cost-effective production of bioenergy, while simultaneously mitigating pollution and producing valuable nutraceutical and biomedical biproducts Covers new and emerging approaches in integrated algal biotechnology Offers a roadmap to their application in the production of biofuels alongside nutraceutical, biomedical, and environmental processes and products

Sustainable Biotechnology Enzymatic Resources of Renewable Energy

Sustainable Biotechnology  Enzymatic Resources of Renewable Energy
Author: Om V. Singh,Anuj K. Chandel
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2018-08-25
ISBN 10: 3319954806
ISBN 13: 9783319954806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Biotechnology Enzymatic Resources of Renewable Energy Book Review:

Nature offers abundant renewable resources that can be used to partially replace fossil fuels and commodity chemicals but issues of cost, technology readiness levels, and compatibility with existing distribution networks remain huge challenges. Cellulosic ethanol and biodiesel are the most immediately obvious target fuels, with hydrogen, methane and butanol as other potentially viable products. This book continues to bridge the technology gap and focus on critical aspects of lignocellulosic biomolecules and the respective mechanisms regulating their bioconversion to liquid fuels into energy and value-added products of industrial significance. This book is a collection of reviews elucidating several broad-ranging areas of progress and challenges in the utilization of sustainable resources of renewable energy, especially in biofuels. This book comes just at a time when government and industries are accelerating their efforts in the exploration of alternative energy resources, with expectations of the establishment of long-term sustainable alternatives to petroleum-based liquid fuels. Apart from liquid fuel this book also emphasizes the use of sustainable resources for value-added products, which may help in revitalizing the biotechnology industry at a broader scale. This book also provides a comprehensive review of basic literature and advance research methodologies to graduate students studying environmental microbiology, chemical engineering, bio-economy and microbial biotechnology.

Integrated Biorefineries

Integrated Biorefineries
Author: Paul R. Stuart,Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 873
Release: 2012-12-10
ISBN 10: 1439803463
ISBN 13: 9781439803462
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated Biorefineries Book Review:

Integrated Biorefineries: Design, Analysis, and Optimization examines how to create a competitive edge in biorefinery innovation through integration into existing processes and infrastructure. Leading experts from around the world working in design, synthesis, and optimization of integrated biorefineries present the various aspects of this complex process, capturing the state of the art in the advancing bioeconomy. The book defines an integrated biorefinery as a processing facility that transforms biomass into value-added products—from biofuels and biochemicals to food and pharmaceuticals. The chapters cover biorefinery product and process design, supply chains, process analysis, feedstocks, technologies, and policy and environmental analysis. They focus on second-generation feedstocks, including forestry resources, energy crops, agricultural residues, oils, and various waste materials. With the growing interest in sustainability in general and in renewable resources in industrial facilities, biorefineries are likely to play increasingly significant roles and have greater economic, environmental, and societal impact. This book fills an information gap by presenting cutting-edge advances that can effectively guide engineers and decision makers in the synthesis, selection, design, analysis, and optimization of biorefineries.

Biofuels and Bioenergy

Biofuels and Bioenergy
Author: Baskar Gurunathan,Renganathan Sahadevan
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 838
Release: 2022-06-23
ISBN 10: 032388556X
ISBN 13: 9780323885560
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biofuels and Bioenergy: A Techno-Economic Approach provides an in-depth analysis of the economic aspects of biofuels production from renewable feedstock. Taking a biorefinery approach, the book analyzes a wide range of feedstocks, processes and products, including common biofuels such as bioethanol, biobutanol, biooil and biodiesel, feedstocks such as lignocellulosic biomass, non-edible feedstocks like vegetable oils, algae and microbial lipids, and solid and liquid wastes, performance assessments of biodiesel in diesel engine, and the latest developments in catalytic conversion and microbial electrosynthesis technologies. This book offers valuable insights into the commercial feasibility of biofuels products for researchers and students working in the area of bioenergy and renewable energy, but it is also ideal for practicing engineers in the biorefinery and biofuel industry who are looking to develop commercial products. Focuses on an in-depth, techno-economic analysis of biofuel and bioenergy products, including all important feedstocks, processes and products, all of which are supported by industry case studies Includes environmental impacts and lifecycle assessments of biofuels production alongside techno-economic analyses Provides a critical guide to assessing the commercial viability and feasibility of bioenergy production from renewable sources