Présentation de l'éditeur
Bioenergy: Biomass to Biofuels examines all current and emerging feedstocks and the advanced processes and technologies enabling the development of their end products, ranging from solid (wood energy, grass energy, and other biomass) to liquid (biodiesel from oil seed crops, algae biofuel, waste-oil, ethanol etc.) and gaseous/electric (biogas, syngas, bioelectricity). Life cycle analysis, Energy Return on Energy Invested (EROI), integrated sustainability assessments, environmental, economic, and social issues are all given thorough consideration. Guest authors from industry and academia contribute their expertise to ensure you obtain the most nuanced, comprehensive information. Quizzes, case studies and project ideas will help you to master the technological details included, and connect theory to real-world implementation.
Whether you are a professional entering the field, a student exploring the pathways from biomass to biofuels, or an instructor developing a course on biofuels, this book will educate you about the trade-offs between various feedstocks, provide helpful evaluation criteria for biofuel project proposals, and provide a one-stop information resource on the hottest new advances in the field, all presented in clear language, and within a practical context that will give you a bird's eye view, from the field to the refinery and beyond.
- The only introductory book to cover solid, liquid and gaseous bioenergy, emphasizing cutting-edge topics such as microbial fuels and biogas
- Integrated coverage from feedstocks to conversion processes to integrated sustainability assessments and economic analysis
- Features case studies for each topic, drawn from real implementation projects
Biographie de l'auteur
Dr. Anju Dahiya is Lead Biofuels Instructor at the University of Vermont's Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. Her "Biomass to Biofuels course, developed with support from the US DOE, brings together experts from the biofuels industry, farms and the university faculty to provide hands on experience working with liquid biofuels (biodiesel including oil seeds; ethanol, algae oil), solid biomass (woody biomass and grass energy), and biogas. Dr. Dahiya is also President & Research Scientist at General Systems Research LLC, an R&D business dedicated to algae biofuel and related software development. Currently she leads biofuel research projects focused on algae-fuel funded through Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, NASA (EPSCoR), and NSF (EPSCoR) related to development of a robust system of algae-oil production that could be integrated with dairy farm & industrial wastewater treatment. Her algal biofuel work has been featured in television and print, and she is a frequently an invited speaker at conferences, State programs, and workshops. In 2010 she successfully co-organized the "Algae for Energy in Northeast conference at University of Vermont to stimulate the research at regional level.