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Biomass Supply Chains for Bioenergy and Biorefining

Biomass Supply Chains for Bioenergy and Biorefining Book
Author : Jens Holm-Nielsen,Ehiaze Augustine Ehimen
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2016-02-23
ISBN : 1782423877
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Biomass Supply Chains for Bioenergy and Biorefining highlights the emergence of energy generation through the use of biomass and the ways it is becoming more widely used. The supply chains that produce the feedstocks, harvest, transport, store, and prepare them for combustion or refinement into other forms of fuel are long and complex, often differing from feedstock to feedstock. Biomass Supply Chains for Bioenergy and Biorefining considers every aspect of these supply chains, including their design, management, socioeconomic, and environmental impacts. The first part of the book introduces supply chains, biomass feedstocks, and their analysis, while the second part looks at the harvesting, handling, storage, and transportation of biomass. The third part studies the modeling of supply chains and their management, with the final section discussing, in minute detail, the supply chains involved in the production and usage of individual feedstocks, such as wood and sugar starches, oil crops, industrial biomass wastes, and municipal sewage stocks. Focuses on the complex supply chains of the various potential feedstocks for biomass energy generation Studies a wide range of biomass feedstocks, including woody energy crops, sugar and starch crops, lignocellulosic crops, oil crops, grass crops, algae, and biomass waste Reviews the modeling and optimization, standards, quality control and traceability, socioeconomic, and environmental impacts of supply chains

Handbook of Bioenergy

Handbook of Bioenergy Book
Author : Sandra D. Eksioglu,Steffen Rebennack,Panos M. Pardalos
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-08-11
ISBN : 3319200925
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This handbook brings together recent advances in the areas of supply chain optimization, supply chain management, and life-cycle cost analysis of bioenergy. These topics are important for the development and long-term sustainability of the bioenergy industry. The increasing interest in bioenergy has been motivated by its potential to become a key future energy source. The opportunities and challenges that this industry has been facing have been the motivation for a number of optimization-related works on bioenergy. Practitioners and academicians agree that the two major barriers of further investments in this industry are biomass supply uncertainty and costs. The goal of this handbook is to present several cutting-edge developments and tools to help the industry overcome these supply chain and economic challenges. Case studies highlighting the problems faced by investors in the US and Europe illustrate the impact of certain tools in making bioenergy an economically viable energy option.

Biomass to Biofuel Supply Chain Design and Planning under Uncertainty

Biomass to Biofuel Supply Chain Design and Planning under Uncertainty Book
Author : Mir Saman Pishvaee,Shayan Mohseni,Samira Bairamzadeh
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-11-25
ISBN : 0128209003
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Biomass to Biofuel Supply Chain Design and Planning under Uncertainty: Concepts and Quantitative Methods explores the design and optimization of biomass-to-biofuel supply chains for commercial-scale implementation of biofuel projects by considering the problems and challenges encountered in real supply chains. By offering a fresh approach and discussing a wide range of quantitative methods, the book enables researchers and practitioners to develop hybrid methods that integrate the advantages and features of two or more methods in one decision-making framework for the efficient optimization of biofuel supply chains, especially for complex supply chain models. Combining supply chain management and modeling techniques in a single volume, the book is beneficial for graduate students who no longer need to consult subject-specific books alongside mathematical modeling textbooks. The book consists of two main parts. The first part describes the key components of biofuel supply chains, including biomass production, harvesting, collection, storage, preprocessing, conversion, transportation, and distribution. It also provides a comprehensive review of the concepts, problems, and opportunities associated with biofuel supply chains, such as types and properties of the feedstocks and fuel products, decision-making levels, sustainability concepts, uncertainty analysis and risk management, as well as integration of biomass supply chain with other supply chains. The second part focuses on modeling and optimization of biomass-to-biofuel supply chains under uncertainty, using different quantitative methods to determine optimal design. Proposes a general multi-level framework for the optimal design and operation of biomass-to-biofuel supply chains through quantitative analysis and modeling, including different biomass and waste biomass feedstock, production pathways, technology options, transportation modes, and final products Explores how modeling and optimization tools can be utilized to address sustainability issues in biofuel supply chains by simultaneously assessing and identifying sustainable solutions Presents several case studies with different regional constraints to evaluate the practical applicability of different optimization methods and compares their performance in real-world situations Includes General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS) codes for solving biomass supply chain optimization problems discussed in different chapters

Sustainable Design and Simulation of Multi feedstock Bioenergy Supply Chain

Sustainable Design and Simulation of Multi feedstock Bioenergy Supply Chain Book
Author : Kamalakanta Sahoo
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bioenergy has attracted considerable attention within the scientific community, industries, consumers, and policymakers due to expanded demand for low-carbon renewable fuels. Further, it can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emission and mitigation of climate change, enhance energy security, and create new jobs to enable rural economy. However, these goals can be achieved by sustainable production of bioenergy through robust supply chains, which require (i) reliable and precise assessment of the availability of sustainable biomass/feedstock, (ii) appropriate design to optimize strategic decisions in the supply chain, and (iii) reduce uncertainties in the tactical/operational decisions. This dissertation presented an efficient and robust spatial modeling framework to quantify precisely the availability of sustainable crop residues for a large-scale area, identify potential and optimal sites to locate biorefineries and develop biomass supply curves with the delivered cost of crop residues. Moreover, the watershed model was used to estimate energycrop yield, annual availability of sustainable biomass in the strip-mined lands and impacts of growing energy crops, i.e., Miscanthus on water quality. Various biomass supply logistics and storage options were analyzed to identify the most economical way to deliver feedstock to biorefineries. A GIS integrated discrete-event simulation model was developed to identify optimal locations of a biorefinery and simulate the biomass supply chain to estimate delivered cost of biomass, energy usage, and carbon footprint. The lifecycle assessment (LCA) and techno-economic assessment (TEA) approaches were used to quantify carbon footprint and minimum selling price (MSP) of delivering renewable fuel (i.e. BioCNG) produced from co-digestion of animal and food waste and energy crops via aneraobic digestion (AD) technologies. The generilized and integrated bioenergy supply chain model can be used for developing and managing a location-specific sustainable biorefinery.

Decision Making for Biomass Based Production Chains

Decision Making for Biomass Based Production Chains Book
Author : Sebnem Yilmaz Balaman
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-10-02
ISBN : 0128142790
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Decision-Making for Biomass-Based Production Chains: The Basic Concepts and Medothologies presents a comprehensive study of key-issues surrounding the integration of strategic, tactical and operational decision levels for supply chains in the biomass, biofuels and biorefining sectors. Comprehensive sections cover biomass resources, harvesting, collection, storage and distribution systems, along with the necessary technical and technological background of production systems. In addition, the basics of decision-making, problems and decision levels encountered in design, management and operation phases are covered. Case studies are supplied in each chapter, along with a discussion and comparative analysis of topics. The book presents a clear vision of advances in the field. Graduate students and those starting in this line of research will also find the necessary information on how to model this kind of complex system. Finally, this comprehensive resource can be used as a guide for non-expert industry decision-makers and government policymakers who need a thorough overview on the industry. Examines analytic methodologies for complex decision-making when designing, deploying and managing biomass and bio-based products supply chains Includes real-life examples of main sustainability indicators, standards and certification schemes from the European Union, United States and worldwide Explores the progress of decision-making procedures to provide a detailed perspective for effective selection of the most reliable solutions for each kind of problem Provides detailed, in-depth analyses of various models and frameworks for their implementation, challenges and solutions Presents multi-criteria and multi-objective decision-making and modeling approaches, including mathematical modeling, simulation-based modeling, and artificial intelligence-based modeling

23 European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering

23 European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering Book
Author : Helena Paulo,Ana Paula F.D. Barbosa-Póvoa,Susana Relvas
Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Release : 2013-06-10
ISBN : 0128085126
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This paper addresses an integrated biorefinery supply chain analysis in order to identify the critical factors that can contribute to such system effective modeling. Accordingly, a general mixed integer linear programming (MILP) formulation is developed to support the design of an integrated biorefinery supply chain. The model aims to attain the optimal supply chain configurations from many possible alternatives depending on (i) a large portfolio of biomass sources with distinct physical and chemical characteristics and with different possible locations for its supply; (ii) diverse storage types, with or without pre-processing technologies, and locations; (iv) different transportation modes for every material flows; (iv) different processing technologies to attain a large portfolio of biobased products as well as capacities and locations and (v) manage a large portfolio of end products to be sent to different markets. The model is supported by a database built in Excel in order to allow the application of the model to specific situations and be applied as a decision support system.

The Management of Industrial Forest Plantations

The Management of Industrial Forest Plantations Book
Author : José G. Borges,Luis Diaz-Balteiro,Marc E. McDill,Luiz C.E. Rodriguez
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2014-09-01
ISBN : 9401788995
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Management of Industrial Forest Plantations. Theoretical Foundations and Applications provides a synthesis of current knowledge about industrial forestry management planning processes. It covers components of the forest supply chain ranging from modelling techniques to management planning approaches and information and communication technology support. It may provide effective support to education, research and outreach activities that focus on forest industrial plantations management. It may contribute further to support forest managers when developing industrial plantations management plans. The book includes the discussion of applications in 26 Management Planning in Actions boxes. These applications highlight the linkage between theory and practice and the contribution of models, methods and management planning approaches to the efficiency and the effectiveness of industrial plantations management planning.

Treatment of Agroindustrial Biomass Residues

Treatment of Agroindustrial Biomass Residues Book
Author : Sílvio Vaz Jr.
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-10-15
ISBN : 3030588505
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides an indispensable reference guide to the sustainable control and treatment of biomass residues from a wide variety of agroindustrial sources, e.g. sugarcane, livestock, pulp & paper, food wastes, among others. Pursuing a structured and clear approach, the book opens with a general introduction to biomass, sustainability and environmental chemistry aspects, and on how the use of biomass as a renewable material ties into the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The book subsequently presents analytical methods applied to different biomass types and their residues and reviews monitoring and treatment strategies in order to avoid pollution of the same. The book closes by describing the value chains, bioeconomy and circular economy for globally relevant agroindustrial biomass. The book is intended for researchers in academia and industry alike and shows how, in addition to sustainability criteria and life cycle assessments, integrating environmental chemistry aspects can contribute to a holistic approach, and unlock the economic potential of biomass in the age of circular economy and sustainable development.

Advances in 2nd Generation of Bioethanol Production

Advances in 2nd Generation of Bioethanol Production Book
Author : Xin Lu
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2021-01-13
ISBN : 0128188634
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Advances in 2nd Generation of Bioethanol Production presents a comprehensive overview of technologies and strategies for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass. This includes issues like sustainable production, environmental and economic benefits, and the main hurdles for upscaling and achieving commercial viability. The book assesses the current biomass conversion technologies, their readiness level for commercial production, and applications of bioethanol in bioenergy and chemical feedstock. The essential conversion process of 2nd generation biofuels, including feedstock composition and pretreatment, is then broken down, with special focus on advantages and pitfalls of each feedstock and process. It also explores the advances and challenges of bioprocessing, hydrolysis technologies and simultaneous fermentation of pentose and hexose. Finally, it presents the current status and bottlenecks for industrial production of bioethanol, as well as its future prospects. Its interdisciplinary approach, drawing upon plant biology, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, and genetics, makes Advances in 2nd Generation of Bioethanol Production a must-have reference for researchers in academia and industry R&D. It allows them to compare challenges and opportunities of new technologies and identify the gaps where new technology is needed. Practitioners in the industry also benefit from the information on working principles, design and control of the bioethanol production process, highlighting areas where technology innovation and investment should be placed. Graduate students and researchers newly entered in this field find here a key-resource to thoroughly understand the process as well as the fundamentals of bioethanol and bioproducts production from lignocellulosic biomass. Presents fundamentals and state-of-the-art of available pathways for bioethanol and bioproducts production from lignocellulosic biomass Discusses key-challenges for large scale production of bioethanol, such as pretreatment and hydrolysis Covers the specificities of various feedstocks and processes, the role of microorganisms in fermentation, saccharification limitations and challenges in the C5 and C6 fermentation

The Role of Bioenergy in the Emerging Bioeconomy

The Role of Bioenergy in the Emerging Bioeconomy Book
Author : Carmen Lago,Natalia Caldés,Yolanda Lechón
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-10-30
ISBN : 0128130571
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Role of Bioenergy in the Bioeconomy: Resources, Technologies, Sustainability and Policy provides the reader with a complete understanding on how bioenergy technologies fit into the new bioeconomy paradigm. Sections focus on the main resources and technologies for bioenergy and its integration in energy systems and biorefining chains, analyze the available methodologies for assessing the sustainability of bioenergy, and address and the propose approaches that are demonstrated through concrete case studies. Additionally, the implications of bioenergy in the water-energy and land nexus is presented, along with new challenges and opportunities. This book’s strong focus on sustainability of bioenergy, both as a standalone, and in the larger context of a bio-based economy, makes it a useful resource for researchers, professionals and students in the bioenergy field who need tactics to assess the lifecycle and sustainability of bioenergy technologies and their integration into existing systems. Presents a complete overview of the main challenges that bioenergy will have to overcome in order to play a key role in future energy systems Explores sustainability aspects in detail, both qualitatively and by applying proposed methodologies to concrete bioenergy case studies Covers, in detail, the water-energy-land nexus implications and governance aspects

Renewable Energy for Sustainable Growth Assessment

Renewable Energy for Sustainable Growth Assessment Book
Author : Nayan Kumar,Prabhansu Prabhansu
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2022-02-24
ISBN : 1119785448
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR SUSTAINABLE GROWTH ASSESSMENT Written and edited by a team of experts in the field, this collection of papers reflects the most up-to-date and comprehensive current state of renewable energy for sustainable growth assessment and provides practical solutions for engineers and scientists. Renewable energy resources (RERs) are gaining more attention in academia and industry as one of the preferred choices of sustainable energy conversion. Due to global energy demand, environmental impacts, economic needs and social issues, RERs are encouraged and even funded by many governments around the world. Today, researchers are facing numerous challenges as this field emerges and develops, but, at the same time, new opportunities are waiting for RERs utilization in sustainable development all over the globe. Efficient energy conversion of solar, wind, biomass, fuel cells, and other techniques are gaining more popularity and are the future of energy. The present book cross-pollinates recent advances in the study of renewable energy for sustainable growth. Various applications of RERs, modeling and performance analysis, grid integration, soft computing, optimization, artificial intelligence (AI) as well as machine and deep learning aspects of RERs are extensively covered. Whether for the veteran engineer or scientist, the student, or a manager or other technician working in the field, this volume is a must-have for any library. This outstanding new volume Assesses the current and future need for energy on a global scale and reviews the role of renewable energy Includes multiple chapters on biomass and bioenergy Also includes multiple chapters on solar energy and PVs Also includes chapters on fuel cells, wind power, and many other topics Covers the design and implementation of power electronics for energy systems Outlines best practices and the state of the art for renewable energy with regard to sustainability Audience: Engineers, scientists, technicians, managers, students, and faculty working in the field of renewable energy, sustainability and power system

Quantifying the Impact of Feedstock Quality on the Design of Bioenergy Supply Chain Networks

Quantifying the Impact of Feedstock Quality on the Design of Bioenergy Supply Chain Networks Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Logging residues, which refer to the unused portions of trees cut during logging, are important sources of biomass for the emerging biofuel industry and are critical feedstocks for the first-type biofuel facilities (e.g., corn-ethanol facilities). Logging residues are under-utilized sources of biomass for energetic purposes. To support the scaling-up of the bioenergy industry, it is essential to design cost-effective biofuel supply chains that not only minimize costs, but also consider the biomass quality characteristics. The biomass quality is heavily dependent upon the moisture and the ash contents. Ignoring the biomass quality characteristics and its intrinsic costs may yield substantial economic losses that will only be discovered after operations at a biorefinery have begun. Here this paper proposes a novel bioenergy supply chain network design model that minimizes operational costs and includes the biomass quality-related costs. The proposed model is unique in the sense that it supports decisions where quality is not unrealistically assumed to be perfect. The effectiveness of the proposed methodology is proven by assessing a case study in the state of Tennessee, USA. The results demonstrate that the ash and moisture contents of logging residues affect the performance of the supply chain (in monetary terms). Higher-than-target moisture and ash contents incur in additional quality-related costs. The quality-related costs in the optimal solution (with final ash content of 1% and final moisture of 50%) account for 27% of overall supply chain cost. In conclusion, based on the numeral experimentation, the total supply chain cost increased 7%, on average, for each additional percent in the final ash content.

Anaerobic Co Digestion of Lignocellulosic Waste

Anaerobic Co Digestion of Lignocellulosic Waste Book
Author : Luis Isidoro Romero García,Carlos José Álvarez Gallego,Luis Alberto Fernández Güelfo
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2021-09-02
ISBN : 3036511423
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Some terms, such as eco-friendly, circular economy and green technologies, have remained in our vocabulary, because the truth is that mankind is altering the planet to put its own subsistence at risk. Besides, for rationalization in the consumption of raw materials and energy, the recycling of waste through efficient and sustainable processes forms the backbone of the paradigm of a sustainable industry. One of the most relevant technologies for the new productive model is anaerobic digestion. Historically, anaerobic digestion has been developed in the field of urban wastes and wastewater treatments, but in the new challenge, its role is more relevant. Anaerobic digestion is a technologically mature biological treatment, which joins bioenergy production with the efficient removal of contaminants. This issue provides a specialized, but broad in scope, overview of the possibilities of the anaerobic digestion of lignocellulosic biomass (mainly forestry and agricultural wastes), which is expected to be a more promising substrate for the development of biorefineries. Its conversion to bioenergy through anaerobic digestion must solve some troubles: the complex lignocellulosic structure needs to be deconstructed by pretreatments and a co-substrate may need to be added to improve the biological process. Ten selected works advance this proposal into the future.

23 European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering

23 European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering Book
Author : Lidija Čuček,Mariano Martín,Ignacio E. Grossmann,Zdravko Kravanja
Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Release : 2013-06-10
ISBN : 0128085118
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This contribution presents a multi-period synthesis of an optimally-integrated regional biorefinery's supply networks, based on a Mixed-Integer Linear Programming (MILP) model. The production processes from different sources of biomass include first, second, and third generations of biofuels such as bioethanol, biodiesel, hydrogen, Fischer-Tropsch (FT)-diesel, and green gasoline. The aim is to maximize the economically optimal utilization of seasonal and year-round continuously harvested raw materials from regionally-located available biomass resources, by considering the competition between fuels and food production. The proposed multi-period MILP model enables efficient bioenergy network synthesis and optimization. Economically optimal solutions are obtained, with optimal selection of technologies, raw materials, intermediate and final products, and the timely-optimal planning of harvesting, biofuels production, storage, and logistics.

Handbook of Biofuels Production

Handbook of Biofuels Production Book
Author : Rafael Luque,Carol Sze Ki Lin,Karen Wilson,James Clark
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2016-05-19
ISBN : 0081004567
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Handbook of Biofuels Production, Second Edition, discusses advanced chemical, biochemical, and thermochemical biofuels production routes that are fast being developed to address the global increase in energy usage. Research and development in this field is aimed at improving the quality and environmental impact of biofuels production, as well as the overall efficiency and output of biofuels production plants. The book provides a comprehensive and systematic reference on the range of biomass conversion processes and technology. Key changes for this second edition include increased coverage of emerging feedstocks, including microalgae, more emphasis on by-product valorization for biofuels’ production, additional chapters on emerging biofuel production methods, and discussion of the emissions associated with biofuel use in engines. The editorial team is strengthened by the addition of two extra members, and a number of new contributors have been invited to work with authors from the first edition to revise existing chapters, thus offering fresh perspectives. Provides systematic and detailed coverage of the processes and technologies being used for biofuel production Discusses advanced chemical, biochemical, and thermochemical biofuels production routes that are fast being developed to address the global increase in energy usage Reviews the production of both first and second generation biofuels Addresses integrated biofuel production in biorefineries and the use of waste materials as feedstocks

Biomass Fractionation Technologies for a Lignocellulosic Feedstock Based Biorefinery

Biomass Fractionation Technologies for a Lignocellulosic Feedstock Based Biorefinery Book
Author : S.I. Mussatto
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2016-02-18
ISBN : 0128025611
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Biomass Fractionation Technologies for a Lignocellulosic Feedstock-based Biorefinery reviews the extensive research and tremendous scientific and technological developments that have occurred in the area of biorefinering, including industrial processes and product development using ‘green technologies’, often referred as white biotechnology. As there is a huge need for new design concepts for modern biorefineries as an alternative and amendment to industrial crude oil and gas refineries, this book presents the most important topics related to biomass fractionation, including advances, challenges, and perspectives, all with references to current literature for further study. Presented in 26 chapters by international field specialists, each chapter consists of review text that comprises the most recent advances, challenges, and perspectives for each fractionation technique. The book is an indispensable reference for all professionals, students, and workers involved in biomass biorefinery, assisting them in establishing efficient and economically viable process technologies for biomass fractionation. Provides information on the most advanced and innovative pretreatment processes and technologies for biomass Reviews numerous valuable products from lignocellulose Discusses integration of processes for complete biomass conversion with minimum waste generation Identifies the research gaps in scale-up Presents an indispensable reference for all professionals, students, and workers involved in biomass biorefinery, assisting them in establishing efficient and economically viable process technologies for biomass fractionation

Advances in Biorefineries

Advances in Biorefineries Book
Author : Keith W. Waldron
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2014-04-28
ISBN : 0857097385
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Biorefineries are an essential technology in converting biomass into biofuels or other useful materials. Advances in Biorefineries provides a comprehensive overview of biorefining processing techniques and technologies, and the biofuels and other materials produced. Part one focuses on methods of optimizing the biorefining process and assessing its environmental and economic impact. It also looks at current and developing technologies for producing value-added materials. Part two goes on to explore these materials with a focus on biofuels and other value-added products. It considers the properties, limitations, and practical applications of these products and how they can be used to meet the increasing demand for renewable and sustainable fuels as an alternative to fossil fuels. Advances in Biorefineries is a vital reference for biorefinery/process engineers, industrial biochemists/chemists, biomass/waste scientists and researchers and academics in the field. A comprehensive and systematic reference on the advanced biomass recovery and conversion processes used in biorefineries Reviews developments in biorefining processes Discusses the wide range of value-added products from biorefineries, from biofuel to biolubricants and bioadhesives

Absorption Based Post Combustion Capture of Carbon Dioxide

Absorption Based Post Combustion Capture of Carbon Dioxide Book
Author : Paul Feron
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2016-05-27
ISBN : 0081005156
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Absorption-Based Post-Combustion Capture of Carbon Dioxide provides a comprehensive and authoritative review of the use of absorbents for post-combustion capture of carbon dioxide. As fossil fuel-based power generation technologies are likely to remain key in the future, at least in the short- and medium-term, carbon capture and storage will be a critical greenhouse gas reduction technique. Post-combustion capture involves the removal of carbon dioxide from flue gases after fuel combustion, meaning that carbon dioxide can then be compressed and cooled to form a safely transportable liquid that can be stored underground. Provides researchers in academia and industry with an authoritative overview of the amine-based methods for carbon dioxide capture from flue gases and related processes Editors and contributors are well known experts in the field Presents the first book on this specific topic

The Performance of Photovoltaic PV Systems

The Performance of Photovoltaic  PV  Systems Book
Author : Nicola Pearsall
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2016-10-15
ISBN : 1782423540
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Performance of Photovoltaic (PV) Systems: Modelling, Measurement and Assessment explores the system lifetime of a PV system and the energy output of the system over that lifetime. The book concentrates on the prediction, measurement, and assessment of the performance of PV systems, allowing the reader to obtain a thorough understanding of the performance issues and progress that has been made in optimizing system performance. Provides unique insights into the performance of photovoltaic systems Includes comprehensive and systematic coverage of a fascinating area in energy Written by an expert team of authors and a respected editor

Advances in Ground Source Heat Pump Systems

Advances in Ground Source Heat Pump Systems Book
Author : Simon Rees
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2016-05-13
ISBN : 0081003226
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Advances in Ground-Source Heat Pump Systems relates the latest information on source heat pumps (GSHPs), the types of heating and/or cooling systems that transfer heat from, or to, the ground, or, less commonly, a body of water. As one of the fastest growing renewable energy technologies, they are amongst the most energy efficient systems for space heating, cooling, and hot water production, with significant potential for a reduction in building carbon emissions. The book provides an authoritative overview of developments in closed loop GSHP systems, surface water, open loop systems, and related thermal energy storage systems, addressing the different technologies and component methods of analysis and optimization, among other subjects. Chapters on building integration and hybrid systems complete the volume. Provides the geological aspects and building integration covered together in one convenient volume Includes chapters on hybrid systems Presents carefully selected chapters that cover areas in which there is significant ongoing research Addresses geothermal heat pumps in both heating and cooling modes