Biofuel Production Technologies: Critical Analysis for Sustainability

  • Neha Srivastava
  • Manish Srivastava
  • P. K. Mishra
  • Vijai Kumar Gupta

Part of the Clean Energy Production Technologies book series (CEPT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Pietro Bartocci, Roman Tschentscher, Yunjun Yan, Haiping Yang, Gianni Bidini, Francesco Fantozzi
    Pages 1-36
  3. Felipe Lange Shimizu, Hernan Dario Zamora Zamora, Alison Andrei Schmatz, Ranieri Bueno Melati, Danilo Bueno, Michel Brienzo
    Pages 37-64
  4. Seethalaksmi Elangovan, Sathish Babu Soundra Pandian, Geetha S. J., Sanket J. Joshi
    Pages 65-104
  5. Gupta Monika, Panpatte Deepak, Jhala Yogeshvari, Vyas Rajababu
    Pages 105-121
  6. Sheelendra Mangal Bhatt, Shilpa Bhat
    Pages 123-139
  7. Selvaraju Sivamani, B. S. Naveen Prasad, Zahrah Abdullah Khalfan Al-Sharji, Khair Abdulhakeem Musallem Al-Rawas, Azan Salim Dadin Al-Blowshi, Anas Salim Basheer Al-Yafii et al.
    Pages 141-153
  8. Bikash Kumar, Nisha Bhardwaj, Komal Agrawal, Pradeep Verma
    Pages 155-201
  9. Komal Agrawal, Ankita Bhatt, Nisha Bhardwaj, Bikash Kumar, Pradeep Verma
    Pages 203-237
  10. B. S. Dhanya, Dhruv Singh, Asim Kumar Jana, Anjani Kumar Dwiwedi, Ashok Kumar Sharma, Munusamy Chamundeeswari et al.
    Pages 239-281
  11. Mohammad Shahed Hasan Khan Tushar, Animesh Dutta
    Pages 283-298
  12. Srilakshmi Akula, Narasimha Golla
    Pages 299-324
  13. Sathyanarayanan Aswin, Selvi Pandiyan Ranjithkumar, Selvaraju Sivamani
    Pages 325-342

About this book


Production and utilization of sustainable energy toward maintaining a clean environment is a major challenge. At the same time, the continued depletion of fossil fuels and the global dependency on non-renewable fuels is a chief concern. Moreover, the long-term economic and environmental issues associated with the high utilization of fossil fuel, such as global warming, are also important, particularly in the context of the predicted increase in the global population to around 5 billion by 2050. 

In recent years, researchers have been investigating alternative, renewable fuels to replace fossil fuels. Of the various options, biofuels are especially attractive due to their low production costs and the fact that they are pollution free. Also known as transportation fuels, their energy is derived from biological resources or through the biological processes. Biofuels such as biohydrogen, biomethane, biogas, ethanol and butanol offer a number of advantages and can be economically produced from cellulosic biomass. As such, they can play a vital role in sustainably meeting future energy demands.

Biofuels have the potential to become a global primary energy source, offering significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions as well as opportunities to increase economic and social development in rural communities and reduce the problems associated with waste disposal. However, low yields and lack of process technology are some of the aspects that need to be addressed.

This book offers an overview of existing biofuels and the technologies to solve the problems associated with their practical implementation. Evaluating the biofuel options and discussing the opportunities and risks in relation to resources, technologies, practices, markets and policy, it provides insights into the development of economically viable bioenergy industries.


Biomass Biofuels Biohydrogen Bioethanol Fermentable sugar

Editors and affiliations

  • Neha Srivastava
    • 1
  • Manish Srivastava
    • 2
  • P. K. Mishra
    • 3
  • Vijai Kumar Gupta
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Chemical Engineering & TechnologyIndian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University)VaranasiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Physics & Astrophysics, University of Delhi, Delhi, India, Department of Chemical Engineering & TechnologyIndian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University)VaranasiIndia
  3. 3.School of Science, Department of Chemistry and BiotechnologyTallinn University of TechnologyTallinnEstonia
  4. 4.School of Science, Department of Chemistry and BiotechnologyTallinn University of TechnologyTallinnEstonia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-8636-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-8637-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-6861
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-687X
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