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BTY894:BIOFUELS

L:3 T:0 P:0 Credits:3

Course Outcomes: Through this course students should be able to

explain fundamental and principles for chemical and biochemical biofuel synthesis

differentiate between various renewable and non renewable energy resources

recognize the use of theoretical concepts of biofuel production technology at commercial


level

Unit I
Introduction and perspective of biofuels : Fossil versus renewable energy
resources, economic impact of biofuels, Comparison of Bio-energy Sources,
Biorefinery, biofuel production and applications, alternative energies, environmental
impact of biofuel
Unit II
Harvesting Energy from Biochemical Reaction : Biochemical Pathways for
various metabolic process, chemical oxygen demand and biological oxygen demand
Biochemistry of Bioethanol production : Ethanol production from sugar and
starch feedstock ethanol production from lignocellulosic feedstocks, fermentation
process and types of fermentors
Unit III
Biofuel Feedstocks and production of biofuel : Various types of feedstocks,
starch feedstocks, sugar feedstocks, lignocellulosic feedstcoks, plant oils and animal
fats, miscellaneous feedstcoks
Unit IV
Bioenergy from biomass as source of alternative energy : Wet milling of grain
for alcohol production, grain dry milling cooking for alcohol production, use of
cellulosic feed stocks for alcohol production chemistry of biodiesel production
Biodeisel production by using various microorganisms, algae and
Transesterification process : Chemistry of biodiesel production, oil Sources and
production by plants and other sources, methods of biodiesel production
Unit V
Biological Production of Hydrogen by various microorganisms : Photobiological
hydrogen production by using algae, Hydrogen Production by Fermentation various
metabolic process for hydrogen production
Bioreactor Design for Biofuel Production : Fermentation process, various types
of fermentors, bioreactor operation and design
Unit VI
Microbial Fuel Cells and its role in energy production : Microbiology of methane
production, biomass sources for methane production, biogas composition and use,
biochemical basis of fuel cell design
Global warming and it's environmental impact : Introduction to global warming,
global warming factors, geo-chemical cycles, carbon nitrogen and hydrogen cycles

Text Books:

1. BIOFUELS by WIM SOETAERT, ERICK J. VANDAMME, WILEY

2. BIOFUELS ENGINEERING PROCESS TECHNOLOGY by CAYE M. DRAPCHO,TERRY


H. WALKER, M.G.Hills
References:

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References: 1. PRODUCT RECOVERY IN BIOPROCESS TECHNOLOGY by BIOTOL SERIES, VCH
ELLIS HORWOOD, BUTTERWORTH-HEINEMANN (ELSEVIER)

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