Biofuels Production and Processing Technology

M.R. Riazi, David Chiaramonti

October 11, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 690 Pages - 200 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498778930 - CAT# K29842


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  • Emphasizes economic and environmental issues as well as life cycle assessment.
  • Discusses production, processing, manufacture, and quality control of various types of biofuels, raw materials, and properties.
  • Covers fundamental chemistry of biofuels
  • Details conventional and advanced biofuels such as alcohol fuels, bio-oil, biogas and bioH2, biodiesel, hydroprocessed renewable diesel, and jet fuels
  • Covers catalysts, biorefineries, and engine performance


The importance of biofuels in greening the transport sector in the future is unquestionable, given the limited available fossil energy resources, the environmental issues associated to the utilization of fossil fuels, and the increasing attention to security of supply. This comprehensive reference presents the latest technology in all aspects of biofuels production, processing, properties, raw materials, and related economic and environmental aspects. Presenting the application of methods and technology with minimum math and theory, it compiles a wide range of topics not usually covered in one single book. It discusses development of new catalysts, reactors, controllers, simulators, online analyzers, and waste minimization as well as design and operational aspects of processing units and financial and economic aspects. The book rounds out by describing properties, specifications, and quality of various biofuel products and new advances and trends towards future technology.


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