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Green Nanotechnology for Biofuel Production

  • Susana Rodríguez-CoutoEmail author
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Part of the Biofuel and Biorefinery Technologies book series (BBT, volume 7)

Abstract

The current usage of fossil fuel is not sustainable and, in addition to this, has well-known negative impacts for the environment such as the greenhouse effect and the depletion of the ozone layer. Therefore, the search for alternative energy sources to meet the ever-increasing world’s energy demand is a top priority, especially in the most industrialized countries. In this sense, lignocellulosic biomass, not competing with food production and being available at very low or null cost, is an attractive and economic alternative source for the production of biofuels. Additionally, the new emerging nanotechnologies are increasingly being applied to convert biomass into biofuels. In this chapter, the application of the new emerging green nanotechnologies to biofuel production is pointed out.

Keywords

Biocatalyst Biofuels Lignocellulosic biomass Nanotechnology Renewable energy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ceit-IK4San SebastianSpain
  2. 2.Universidad de Navarra, TecnunSan SebastianSpain
  3. 3.KERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for ScienceBilbaoSpain

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