Category Archives: Tree Born Oils

Feeding Electrons from BES Cathode into Microorganisms

Whereas findings on EET from bacteria to the anode electrode become abundant, the information about the reverse process—transferring electrons from the cathode into microbes—is very limited. The ability of microorganisms to accept electrons from electrodes as an electron donor offers great potentials in microbial electro­synthesis. While renewable and cost-effective electricity can be derived from solar, wind, or waste materials, the […]

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Tree Born Oils

The nonedible and tree born oils that were included are jatropha (Jatropha curcas), rubber seed (Hevea brasiliensis), castor (Ricinus communis L.), sea mango (Cerbera odollam or Cerbera manghas), Paradise Tree (Simarouba glauca), and Indian Beech Tree (Pongamia pinnata) (Table 9.5). There are potential problems with converting nonedible oil into biodiesel associated with high free fatty acid (FFA) content. Biodiesel. In […]

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Biohydrogen Production from Microalgae

Dheeraj Rathore and Anoop Singh Abstract Algal biohydrogen is thought to be the ideal energy source being free from air pollution and global warming as energy consumption is arrested with this technology and the environment has been protected in an ecofriendly and sus­tainable manner. For sustainability assessment, a life cycle assessment approach is most relevant to avoid issues in problem […]

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Biogas Opportunities from Algae

Currently, biodiesel from vegetable oils and bioethanol from starch or sugar crops are the most technically feasible and commercialised alternative renewable bio­fuels. Algae should be seen as a promising source for bioenergy production in the future, since it has several advantages over other energy crops, including high yields and growth rates, the capacity to capture CO2, and do not compete […]

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Sustainability of the Process

The widely used definition of sustainability is of the United Nations’ Bruntland Commission (WCED 1987): “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’’. Corporate sustainability implies that companies have to maintain and grow their economic, social and environmental capital base, while actively contributing to sustainability […]

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