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Bioenergy Research: Advances and Applications



Vijai K. Gupta, Maria G. Tuohy, Christian P. Kubicek, Jack Saddler, and Feng Xu



Bioenergy Research: Advances and Applications

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Krishna B. Misra



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The book comprises 27 chapters, preceded by a Preface, Foreword and a list of contributors. Each chapter is appended by a list of References.


Chapter 1

Current Bioenergy Researches: Strengths and Future Challenges

21 Pages


Chapter 2

Bioenergy Research: An Overview on Technological Developments and Bioresources

25 Pages


Chapter 3

Use of Agroindustrial Residues for Bioethanol Production

07 Pages


Chapter 4

Recent Advancements in Pretreatment Technologies of Biomass to Produce Bioenergy

08 Pages


Chapter 5

Biofuels and Bioproducts Produced Through Microbial Conversion of Biomass

23 Pages


Chapter 6

Databases for Bioenergy-Related Enzymes

13 Pages


Chapter 7

Isobutanol Production from Bioenergy Crops

10 Pages

Chapter 8

Lipase-Catalyzed Biodiesel Production: Technical Challenges

11 Pages


Chapter 9

Bioelectrochemistry of Microbial Fuel Cells and their Potential Applications in Bioenergy

22 Pages


Chapter 10

Second Generation Biofuel from High-Efficiency Algal-Derived Biocrude

18 Pages


Chapter 11

Microalgael: The Tiny Microbes with a Big Impact

14 Pages


Chapter 12

Biobased Fats (Lipids) and Oils from Biomass as Source of Bioenergy

17 Pages


Chapter 13

Use of Volatile Solids from Biomass for Energy Production

15 Pages


Chapter 14

Biorefinery Systems: An overview

23 Pages


Chapter 15

Catalytic Thermochemical Processes for Biomass Conversion to Biofuels and Chemicals

12 Pages


Chapter 16

Applications of Heterogeneous Catalysts in the Production of Biodiesel by Esterification and Transesterification

22 Pages


Chapter 17

Lignocellolose-Based Chemical Products

37 Pages


Chapter 18

Industrial Lignins: Analysis, Properties, and Applications

22 Pages


Chapter 19

Amino-Based Products from Biomass and Microbial Amino Acid Production

16 Pages


Chapter 20

Production of Phytochemicals, Dyes and Pigments as Coproducts in Bioenergy Processes

13 Pages


Chapter 21

Recent Developments on Cyanobacteria and Green Algae for Biohydrogen Photoproduction and Its Importance in CO2 Reduction

21 Pages


Chapter 22

Engineered Cyanobacteria: Research and Application in Bioenergy

18 Pages


Chapter 23

Sustainable Farming of Bioenergy Crops

11 Pages


Chapter 24

Bioenergy Technology and Food Industry Waste Valorization for Integrated Production of Polyhydroxyalkanoates

15 Pages


Chapter 25

Advances and Innovations in Biochar Production and Utilization for Improving Environmental Quality

12 Pages


Chapter 26

Biochar Processing for Sustainable Development in Current and Future Bioenergy Research

10 Pages


Chapter 27

Development of Thermochemical and Biochemical Technologies for Biorefineries

32 Pages



07 Pages



The main sources of producing bioenergy are the natural vegetation, industrial biomass, agricultural waste, food waste, animal waste, water-based biomass etc. Among the processes used from biomass to bioenergy conversion can be combustion, pyrolysis, gasification, conversion of biomass to liquid and gaseous fuels through chemical reduction, alcoholic fermentation or anaerobic digestion to produce biogas. Further the concept of Biorefinery has been introduced to produce products using environmentally favourable bio-based processes.

bio-energy-research-9780444595614Bioenergy has been considered as an important alternative source of energy to meet an ever-increasing demand for energy of the world. Moreover, bioenergy considered to be a sustainable and clean source of energy and reduces dependence on fossil fuels. For example, Ethanol can be used as a substitute for petrol in modified internal combustion engines or as a non-lead octane-enhancing gasoline additive. Besides, an alcohol powered automobile provides an advantage of using small engine and small cooling and exhaust system. Brazil and USA are two major producers of Ethanol produced from sugarcane waste. There are many processes or pathways of utilizing agricultural or food waste to produce energy. Another source of bioenergy is biodiesel, which can be produced from vegetable oil, animal fat or waste cooking oil. Food industry alone in Europe generates about 250 million tons /year of bye-products, waste and effluents which can be used as source of bioenergy. This book provides deep insight into a wide spectrum of bioenergy sources and processes that can be used to generate bioenergy. The book therefore can serve as the latest and a complete source material on bioenergy. The editors should be complimented for having done an excellent job of compilation of possible bioenergy sources, state-of-the-art developments involving 83 contributors around the world. The book can be highly indispensable source of information of what is being done currently in the realm of tapping bioenergy as an alternative source of energy along with its potential for use and its limitations and ways to overcome bottlenecks in biofuel and bioenergy processes.


This review has been published in Vol. 11, No. 4, July 2015 issue of the IJPE


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