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Editors: James H. Wright and Daniel A. Evans
Book Description:
Large scale production and consumption of biofuel is being promoted by many nations because of its potential for economic, political, and environmental benefits. Biofuels are partially renewable and substituting them for petroleum fuels may reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants, and dependency on imported oil. Of special interest is the possibility of widespread use of biofuels such as biodiesel in the transportation sector, especially if integrated with existing and new hybrid and plug-in technologies and emission control technologies such as particle traps. This book provides new research on this field from around the globe.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Research and Review Studies

Chapter 1. The Mechanism of Ethanol-Induced Death in Yeast and its Potential Application for the Fermentation Industry, pp. 1-15
(Hiroshi Kitagaki, National Research Institute of Brewing)

Chapter 2. Biofuels and Water Use: Comparison of Maize and Switchgrass and General Perspectives, pp. 17-30
(J.R. Kiniry, Mari-Vaughn V. Johnson, USDA-ARS, Grassland Res, Center, Lee Lynd, Dartmouth University, Nathanel Greene, NRDC, et al.)

Chapter 3. Biotechnological Improvement of a Biofuel Crop-Jatropha Curcas, pp. 31-52
(Priyanka Mukherjee and Timir Baran Jha, Department of Botany, Presidency College, Kolkata)

Chapter 4. Environmental Aspects of Energy Crops: Energy Balance, Emissions and Carbon Sequestration, pp. 53-82
(Volkhard Scholz, Institute for Agricultural Engineering, Germany)

Chapter 5. Exergetic Analysis of Biofuels Production, pp. 83-101
(K.J. Ptasinski, Department of Chemical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology)

The Energy Balance and Fuel Properties of Biodiesel, pp. 103-116
(Mustafa ACAROĜLU, Mahmut Ünaldi, Selcuk University, Technical Education Faculty Kampüs Konya Turkey)

Expert Commentary

Pollution Reduction Using Biofuels: From the Laboratory to the Real World, pp. 117-121
(C. Mazzoleni, Los Alamos National Laboratory, H. Kuhns, H. Moosmüller, Desert Research Institute, Nevada System of Higher Education, Reno)

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008
   Pages: 7 x 10 136 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-828-8
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
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FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
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