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Cover for Biofuel crops: production, physiology and genetics.

This book begins with a review of the history of biofuel. It contains chapters that are devoted to emerging technologies for biofuel production, cell wall structure and destructing approaches, cellulosic biofuel crops role in phytoremediation, and feedstock pretreatment methods. Detailed discussion ...

Author(s)
Singh, B. P.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938857)
Type
Book
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Cover for Physiology and genetics of biofuel crop yield.

This chapter describes research on yield optimization using classical and molecular genetics (including genetic engineering); biomass accumulation; nitrogen, mineral and phosphorus nutrition; water use; as well as salinity and acidity tolerance, of biofuel crops.

Author(s)
Singh, B. P.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938857)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Elephantgrass.

This chapter focuses on elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum). Further the chapter discusses it origin, distribution and ecology; provides its botanical description and cultivation; explores its uses and genetics and breeding; and examines its invasiveness. The chapter concludes that elephant grass ...

Author(s)
Singh, B. P.; Singh, H. P.; Obeng, E.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938857)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Oil palm.

This chapter focuses on the potential of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) for biodiesel production. The origin and distribution, morphology, soil and climate requirements, cultivation, pests and diseases, oil extraction, growth and development, biochemistry of oil synthesis, genetic stocks and...

Author(s)
Punnuri, S. M.; Singh, B. P.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938857)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Lignocellulosic feedstock preparation by size reduction and pretreatment.

This chapter presents a brief review and discussion on size reduction and traditional and novel pretreatments of different feedstocks. The chapter also discusses the following topics: biomass processing; feedstock preparation; and new pretreatments to improve ethanol production.

Author(s)
Muthukumarappan, K.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938857)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biofuels in history.

This chapter presents the history of biofuels research and policy, providing a brief overview of major historical highlights. Biofuels (including ethanol and vegetable oils) have been used in some form over four broad historical epochs: (1) until the mid-19th century, as primary lamp and cooking...

Author(s)
Kovarik, B.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938857)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Status, innovations and challenges of next generation biofuel technologies.

This chapter examines the current state of the art, the production costs, the supporting policies and the challenges for advanced biofuel technologies and practices. The chapter discusses the production of ethanol, biodiesel, and other liquid and gaseous biofuels, including: algal biofuels,...

Author(s)
Sims, R. E. H.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938857)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Microalgae taxonomy and breeding.

Microalgae rich in lipids are used for production of lipid-derived biofuel and biodiesel in particular. Collection, cultivation, selection and breeding of naturally occurring strains with high lipid productivity or genetically modified microalgae with desired phenotype is required for both increase ...

Author(s)
Hemaiswarya, S.; Raja, R.; Ravikumar, R.; Carvalho, I. S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938857)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Physiology, biochemistry and genetics of microalgal growth and lipid production.

This chapter describes the different classification of lipids (fatty acids, triacylglycerols, glycerophospholipids, glycosylglycerols, sphingolipids, saccharolipids, sterols and prenol lipids) produced by microalgae, and highlights the biochemistry, physiology and genetics of microalgal lipid...

Author(s)
Schuhmann, H.; Schenk, P. M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938857)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cultivation of microalgae for biofuel production.

This chapter discusses the (i) potential of microalgae for biofuel production; (ii) microalgal nutrition; (ii) environmental factors affecting microalga growth (such as light, dissolved carbon dioxide and oxygen concentration, temperature and pH); (iii) microalgae cultivation systems (open pond,...

Author(s)
Lan, C. Q.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938857)
Type
Book chapter

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