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Environmental management of energy from biofuels and biofeedstocks

Author: James G Speight; Kamel Singh
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ; Salem, Massachusetts : Scrivener Publishing, [2014]
Series: Energy and environment book series
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This is the most comprehensive and thorough volume on the environmental aspects of energy from biofuels and biofeedstocks. Biomass is a renewable resource whose utilization has received great attention due to environmental considerations and the increasing demands of energy worldwide. Since the energy crises of the 1970s, many countries have become interested in biomass as a fuel source to expand the development of  Read more...
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Speight, James G.
Environmental management of energy from biofuels and biofeedstocks
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, [2014]
(DLC) 2014002689
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James G Speight; Kamel Singh
ISBN: 9781118915127 1118915127 9781118915134 1118915135 9781118915141 1118915143 1118233719 9781118233719 9781306532402 130653240X
OCLC Number: 871224268
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; 1 Fuels From Biomass; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 The Growth of Biofuels; 1.2.1 Factors Spurring Growth in the Biofuels Market; 1.2.2 Challenges to the Wide-Scale Use Of Biofuels; 1.2.3 History of Biofuels Programs; 1.2.4 Current Biofuel Production; 1.3 Conventional Biomass Feedstocks; 1.3.1 Fuels from Food Fiber and Feed Crops (1st Generation); 1.4 Challenges to Conventional Feedstocks; 1.5 Fuels from Crop Residues, Wood and Dedicated Energy Crops; 1.5.1 Characteristics of Cellulosic Biomass; 1.5.2 Biomass Residues and Organic Wastes. 1.5.3 Wood Residues1.5.4 Crop Residues; 1.5.5 Energy Crops; 1.5.6 Micro-Algae; 1.6 Technologies for Converting Biomass into Liquid Fuels; 1.6.1 Thermochemical Conversion; 1.6.2 Biochemical Conversion; 1.6.3 Emerging Developments in Conversion Technology; 1.7 The Biorefinery Concept; 1.8 Outlook for Cellulosic Liquid Fuels; 1.9 Biofuels; 1.9.1 Ethanol from Sugars; 1.9.2 Ethanol from Starches; 1.9.3 Fuel Ethanol; 1.9.4 Lipid-Derived Biofuels; References; 2 Environmental Aspects; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions; 2.3 Life Cycle Considerations of Biofuels. 2.3.1 Feedstock Production, Harvest, Processing, Transport2.4 Refining Feedstocks Into Biofuels; 2.4.1 Transport of Feedstocks and Fuel; 2.4.2 Combustion; 2.4.3 Results of Well-to-Wheel Analyses; 2.4.4 Reducing the Climate Impact of Biofuels; 2.5 Impact of Growing Biomass; 2.5.1 Habitat Destruction; 2.5.2 Minimizing Land-Use and Impact on Wildlife; 2.5.3 Impact on Soil Quality; 2.5.4 Impact on Water Resources; 2.5.5 Impact on Air Quality; References; 3 Biofuel Policies; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Regional, National and Local Policies; 3.2.1 Africa; 3.2.2 Asia and the Pacific; 3.2.3 Latin America. 3.2.4 Europe3.2.5 North America; 3.3 International Environmental Instruments; 3.3.1 Greenhouse Gas Emissions; 3.3.2 Other Emissions; 3.4 Standards and Certification Schemes; 3.5 International Trade; References; 4 The Biofuel Life Cycle; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Energy Balance and Energy Efficiency of Biofuels; 4.3 Ethanol in SI Engines; 4.4 Ethanol in CI Engines; 4.5 Biodiesel Blends; 4.6 Unblended Biodiesel; 4.7 Other Biofuels; 4.7.1 Vegetable Oil and Animal Fats; 4.7.2 Dimethyl Ether; 4.7.3 Biomass to Liquid; References; 5 Social Aspects; 5.1 Introduction. 5.2 Agricultural and Rural Development5.3 Expanding Markets; 5.4 Creating Employment; 5.5 Subsidies; 5.6 Biofuel Processing; 5.7 Biofuels for Local Use; 5.8 Food Versus Fuel Debate; 5.9 Infrastructure Requirements; 5.10 Transport, Storage and Delivery; 5.11 Government Policies and Regulations; References; 6 The Future of Biofuels; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Next Generation Biofuels; 6.3 Integrated Refining Concepts --
The Biorefinery; 6.3.1 The Biorefinery Concept; 6.3.2 Process Options; 6.3.3 Anaerobic Digestion; 6.3.4 Fermentation and Hydrolysis; 6.3.5 Transesterification.
Series Title: Energy and environment book series
Responsibility: James G. Speight and Kamel Singh.
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