Sugarcane as Biofuel Feedstock

Sugarcane as Biofuel Feedstock

Author: Barnabas Gikonyo

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781498728836

Category: Science

Page: 342

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This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. As the world’s energy hunger grows ever larger, fossil fuel reserves are diminishing—and concerns about climate change remind us that our love affair with fossil fuels cannot continue much longer. This has inspired intense research into sustainable energy sources. Biofuels seemed initially promising, but the world soon realized that food-based biofuel has its own dangers. Second-generation biofuels, however, use biomass from crops' inedible parts—such as the stalks and leaves of sugarcane—offering a far more practical, sustainable, and commercially viable solution. In this book, researchers from around the world review some of the most important and timely topics related to using sugarcane feedstock for biofuel. After a basic overview, topics such as these are included: Pretreatment methods The use of various microbial technologies, including bacteria and yeast, to enhance biofuel production Environmental impacts Economic feasibility The viability of electricity being produced side by side with biofuel Essential reading for graduate students and research scientists investigating second-generation biofuels, this book is also recommended for environmentalists, environmental engineers, and microbiologists.

Sugarcane as Biofuel Feedstock

Sugarcane as Biofuel Feedstock

Author: Barnabas Gikonyo

Publisher: Apple Academic Press

ISBN: 177463550X

Category:

Page: 342

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This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. As the world's energy hunger grows ever larger, fossil fuel reserves are diminishing--and concerns about climate change remind us that our love affair with fossil fuels cannot continue much longer. This has inspired intense research into sustainable energy sources. Biofuels seemed initially promising, but the world soon realized that food-based biofuel has its own dangers. Second-generation biofuels, however, use biomass from crops' inedible parts--such as the stalks and leaves of sugarcane--offering a far more practical, sustainable, and commercially viable solution. In this book, researchers from around the world review some of the most important and timely topics related to using sugarcane feedstock for biofuel. After a basic overview, topics such as these are included: Pretreatment methods The use of various microbial technologies, including bacteria and yeast, to enhance biofuel production Environmental impacts Economic feasibility The viability of electricity being produced side by side with biofuel Essential reading for graduate students and research scientists investigating second-generation biofuels, this book is also recommended for environmentalists, environmental engineers, and microbiologists.

Sugarcane as Biofuel Feedstock

Sugarcane as Biofuel Feedstock

Author: Barnabas Gikonyo

Publisher: Apple Academic Press

ISBN: 1771881291

Category: Science

Page: 342

View: 356

As the world’s energy hunger grows ever larger, fossil fuel reserves are diminishing—and concerns about climate change remind us that our love affair with fossil fuels cannot continue much longer. This has inspired intense research into sustainable energy sources. Biofuels seemed initially promising, but the world soon realized that food-based biofuel has its own dangers. Second-generation biofuels, however, use biomass from crops' inedible parts—such as the stalks and leaves of sugarcane—offering a far more practical, sustainable, and commercially viable solution. In this book, researchers from around the world review some of the most important and timely topics related to using sugarcane feedstock for biofuel. After a basic overview, topics such as these are included: Pretreatment methods The use of various microbial technologies, including bacteria and yeast, to enhance biofuel production Environmental impacts Economic feasibility The viability of electricity being produced side by side with biofuel Essential reading for graduate students and research scientists investigating second-generation biofuels, this book is also recommended for environmentalists, environmental engineers, and microbiologists.

Sugarcane Biofuels

Sugarcane Biofuels

Author: Muhammad Tahir Khan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030185978

Category: Science

Page: 472

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Sugarcane exhibits all the major characteristics of a promising bioenergy crop including high biomass yield, C4 photosynthetic system, perennial nature, and ratooning ability. Being the largest agricultural commodity of the world with respect to total production, sugarcane biomass is abundantly available. Brazil has already become a sugarcane biofuels centered economy while Thailand, Colombia, and South Africa are also significantly exploiting this energy source. Other major cane producers include India, China, Pakistan, Mexico, Australia, Indonesia, and the United States. It has been projected that sugarcane biofuels will be playing extremely important role in world’s energy matrix in recent future. This book analyzes the significance, applications, achievements, and future avenues of biofuels and bioenergy production from sugarcane, in top cane growing countries around the globe. Moreover, we also evaluate the barriers and areas of improvement for targeting efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective biofuels from sugarcane to meet the world’s energy needs and combat the climate change.

Advances in Sugarcane Biorefinery

Advances in Sugarcane Biorefinery

Author: Anuj Chandel

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780128045442

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 342

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Advances in Sugarcane Biorefinery: Technologies, Commercialization, Policy Issues and Paradigm Shift for Bioethanol and By-Products, by Chandel and Tomé, compiles the basic and applied information covering cane and biomass processing for sugar and ethanol production, as well as by-products utilization for improving the economy of sugarcane biorefineries. In this unique collection of 14 chapters, specialists in their field provide critical insights into several topics, review the current research, and discuss future progress in this research area. The book presents the most current advances in sugarcane biorefinery, including sugarcane crop cultivation, new sugarcane varieties, soil health, mechanization of crop, technical aspects of first and second generation ethanol production, economic analysis, life cycle assessment, biomass logistics and storage, co-generation of heat and electricity, process intensification and alternative by-products utilization. The book also explores the business ecosystem of sugarcane biorefineries, marketing analysis of ethanol demand and price dwindling patterns, aiming for a futuristic scenario. This book will be especially useful for scientists, researchers and technicians who are working in the area of biomass based biorefineries, as well as professionals in the sugar and alcohol industry. It also brings relevant content for policy makers, market analysts, agriculture scientists and managers. Presents technological updates on biomass processing, system biology, microbial fermentation, catalysis, regeneration and monitoring of renewable energy and recovery processes Includes topics on techno-economic analysis, life cycle assessment, sustainability, markets and policy Explores the future potential of biorefineries with zero or near zero waste, and the potential of valorization of all by-products, including alternatives to current applications and the management of a large amount of residues

Sugarcane-based Biofuels and Bioproducts

Sugarcane-based Biofuels and Bioproducts

Author: Ian O'Hara

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118719916

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 406

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Sugarcane has garnered much interest for its potential as a viable renewable energy crop. While the use of sugar juice for ethanol production has been in practice for years, a new focus on using the fibrous co-product known as bagasse for producing renewable fuels and bio-based chemicals is growing in interest. The success of these efforts, and the development of new varieties of energy canes, could greatly increase the use of sugarcane and sugarcane biomass for fuels while enhancing industry sustainability and competitiveness. Sugarcane-Based Biofuels and Bioproducts examines the development of a suite of established and developing biofuels and other renewable products derived from sugarcane and sugarcane-based co-products, such as bagasse. Chapters provide broad-ranging coverage of sugarcane biology, biotechnological advances, and breakthroughs in production and processing techniques. This text brings together essential information regarding the development and utilization of new fuels and bioproducts derived from sugarcane. Authored by experts in the field, Sugarcane-Based Biofuels and Bioproducts is an invaluable resource for researchers studying biofuels, sugarcane, and plant biotechnology as well as sugar and biofuels industry personnel.

Biofuels : Potential And Challenges

Biofuels : Potential And Challenges

Author: Pandey, A.K.

Publisher: Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 9789386347435

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 328

View: 613

Biofuel is a non polluting, locally available, accessible, sustainable and reliable fuel obtained from renewable sources. In order to deliberate the key issues by scientific and research community and industry to accelerate the growth of biofuel industry, Tropical Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur organized a National Conference on "Biofuels: Potential and Challenges" from 25 - 26 February, 2009. The conference has bought together researchers, policy makers, industries and all other stakeholders so that productive discussions can take place on how best to meet India's growing biofuel needs. This book is a edited collection of papers presented during the conference, published in the form of proceedings.

Bioenergy Feedstocks

Bioenergy Feedstocks

Author: Malay C. Saha

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118609453

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

View: 497

Bioenergy and biofuels are generated from a wide variety offeedstock. Fuels have been converted from a wide range of sourcesfrom vegetable oils to grains and sugarcane. Second generationbiofuels are being developed around dedicated, non-food energycrops, such as switchgrass and Miscanthus, with an eye towardbioenergy sustainability. Bioenergy Feedstocks: Breedingand Genetics looks at advances in our understanding of thegenetics and breeding practices across this diverse range of cropsand provides readers with a valuable tool to improve cultivars andincrease energy crop yields. Bioenergy Feedstocks: Breeding and Genetics opens withchapters focusing primarily on advances in the genetics andmolecular biology of dedicated energy crops. These chapters providein-depth coverage of new, high-potential feedstocks. The remainingchapters provide valuable overview of breeding efforts of currentfeedstocks with specific attention paid to the development ofbioenergy traits. Coverage in these chapters includes crops such assorghum, energy canes, corn, and other grasses and forages. The final chapters explore the role of transgenics in bioenergyfeedstock production and the development of low-input strategiesfor producing bioenergy crops. A timely collection of work from aglobal team of bioenergy researchers and crop scientists,Bioenergy Feedstocks: Breeding and Genetics is an essentialreference on cultivar improvement of biomass feedstock crops.

Sugarcane ethanol

Sugarcane ethanol

Author: Peter Zuurbier

Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9789086860906

Category: Science

Page: 257

View: 697

Climate change is a challenge facing human life. It will change mobility and asks for new energy solutions. Bioenergy has gained increased attention as an alternative to fossil fuels. Energy based on renewable sources may offer part of the solution. Bio ethanol based on sugar cane offers advantages to people, the environment and the economy. Not surprisingly, governments currently enact powerful incentives for the development and exploitation of bio ethanol.However, every inch we come closer to this achievement, evokes more scepticism. Many questions are raised relating to whether sugar cane is really a sustainable solution. Still much is unknown about the net release of carbon dioxide and what the impacts of sugar cane expansion are on green house gas emissions.This book looks at the scientific base of the debate on sugar cane bio ethanol. Authors from Europe, Brazil and the USA capture many aspects of what is known and address assumptions while not denying that still much is unknown. It covers impacts on climate change, land use, sustainability and market demands. This publication discusses public policy impacts, technology developments, the fuel-food dilemma and the millennium development goals. This makes this publication unique and extremely relevant for policymakers, scientists and the private energy sector worldwide.