Sustainability of Biofuel Production from Oil Palm Biomass

  • Keat Teong Lee
  • Cynthia Ofori-Boateng

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Biofuels and Sustainable Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Keat Teong Lee, Cynthia Ofori-Boateng
      Pages 3-30
    3. Keat Teong Lee, Cynthia Ofori-Boateng
      Pages 31-74
  3. Biofuels Production from Oil Palm Biomass and Sustainable Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Keat Teong Lee, Cynthia Ofori-Boateng
      Pages 77-106
    3. Keat Teong Lee, Cynthia Ofori-Boateng
      Pages 107-146
  4. Sustainability Assessment of Biofuel Production from Oil Palm Biomass

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Keat Teong Lee, Cynthia Ofori-Boateng
      Pages 189-215
    3. Keat Teong Lee, Cynthia Ofori-Boateng
      Pages 253-277
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 279-323

About this book

Introduction

This book evaluates and discusses the main sustainability challenges encountered in the production of biofuel and bio-products from oil palm biomass. It starts off with the emphasis on oil palm production, oil palm products recovery and oil palm wastes utilization. The simultaneous production of these bio-products for sustainable development is discussed. This is followed by the key factors defining the sustainability of biofuel and bio-product production from oil palm biomass. The environmental issues including ecological, life cycle assessment and environmental impact assessment of oil palm plantation, milling and refining for the production of biofuels and bio-products are presented. Socio-economic and thermodynamic analysis of the production processes are also evaluated using various sustainability assessment tools such as exergy. Lastly, methods of improving biofuel production systems for sustainable development are highlighted.

Keywords

Exergy Sustainability Assessment Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Oil Palm Biofuels Oil Palm Biomass Oil Palm Bioproducts Oil Palm Wastes Sustainable Biofuel Production

Authors and affiliations

  • Keat Teong Lee
    • 1
  • Cynthia Ofori-Boateng
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Chemical EngineeringUniversiti Sains MalaysiaPenangMalaysia
  2. 2.School of Chemical EngineeringUniversiti Sains MalaysiaPenangMalaysia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-4451-70-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-981-4451-69-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-4451-70-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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