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Advances in Biodiesel Production

Processes and Technologies

A volume in Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy

Book2012

Edited by:

Rafael Luque and Juan A. Melero

Advances in Biodiesel Production

Processes and Technologies

A volume in Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy

Book2012

 

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Edited by:

Rafael Luque and Juan A. Melero

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Biodiesel is one of the main biofuels capable of substituting fossil fuel usage in compression ignition vehicles, and is used in a variety of fuel blends worldwide. First-generatio ... read full description

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    1 - Introduction to advanced biodiesel production

    R. Luque and J.A. Melero

    Pages 1-9

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    Appendix - Supply chains, techno-economic assessment and market development for second generation biodiesel

    D.M. Yazan, J. Clancy and J.C. Lovett

    Pages 254-280

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    Index

    Pages 281-288

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Biodiesel is one of the main biofuels capable of substituting fossil fuel usage in compression ignition vehicles, and is used in a variety of fuel blends worldwide. First-generation biodiesel has been used in national markets for some time, with fuel quality standards in place for this purpose. There remain, however, several restrictions to sustainable and long term market development, which is influenced by many factors, including food vs. fuel pressures. The development of new generations of biodiesel, aimed at more sustainable and effective feedstock utilisation alongside improved production efficiency and fuel quality, is critical to the future both of this industry and of the continuing use of biodiesel fuels in transportation.This book provides a timely reference on the advances in the development of biodiesel fuels, production processes and technologies. Part one reviews the life cycle sustainability assessment and socio-economic and environmental policy issues associated with advanced biodiesel production, as well as feedstocks and fuel quality standards. This coverage is extended in Part two, with chapters focussing on the development of methods and catalysts essential to the improvement and optimisation of biodiesel production processes and technologies.With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Advances in biodiesel production a standard reference for chemical, biochemical and industrial process engineers, as well as scientists and researchers in this important field.

Biodiesel is one of the main biofuels capable of substituting fossil fuel usage in compression ignition vehicles, and is used in a variety of fuel blends worldwide. First-generation biodiesel has been used in national markets for some time, with fuel quality standards in place for this purpose. There remain, however, several restrictions to sustainable and long term market development, which is influenced by many factors, including food vs. fuel pressures. The development of new generations of biodiesel, aimed at more sustainable and effective feedstock utilisation alongside improved production efficiency and fuel quality, is critical to the future both of this industry and of the continuing use of biodiesel fuels in transportation.This book provides a timely reference on the advances in the development of biodiesel fuels, production processes and technologies. Part one reviews the life cycle sustainability assessment and socio-economic and environmental policy issues associated with advanced biodiesel production, as well as feedstocks and fuel quality standards. This coverage is extended in Part two, with chapters focussing on the development of methods and catalysts essential to the improvement and optimisation of biodiesel production processes and technologies.With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Advances in biodiesel production a standard reference for chemical, biochemical and industrial process engineers, as well as scientists and researchers in this important field.

Key Features

  • Provides a timely reference on the advances in the development of biodiesel fuels, production processes and technologies
  • Reviews the life cycle sustainability assessment and socio-economic and environmental policy issues associated with advanced biodiesel production, as well as feedstocks and fuel quality standards
  • Discusses the development of methods and catalysts essential to the improvement and optimisation of biodiesel production processes and technologies
  • Provides a timely reference on the advances in the development of biodiesel fuels, production processes and technologies
  • Reviews the life cycle sustainability assessment and socio-economic and environmental policy issues associated with advanced biodiesel production, as well as feedstocks and fuel quality standards
  • Discusses the development of methods and catalysts essential to the improvement and optimisation of biodiesel production processes and technologies

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ISBN

978-0-85709-117-8

Language

English

Published

2012

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Copyright © 2012 Woodhead Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.

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Woodhead Publishing

Editors

Rafael Luque

Juan A. Melero