TY - CHAP A1 - Fabrício C. de Paula A2 - Carolina B.C. de Paula A3 - Jonas Contiero ED1 - Krzysztof Biernat Y1 - 2018-07-11 PY - 2018 T1 - Prospective Biodegradable Plastics from Biomass Conversion Processes N2 - This book offers the current state of knowledge in the field of biofuels, presented by selected research centers from around the world. Biogas from waste production process and areas of application of biomethane were characterized. Also, possibilities of applications of wastes from fruit bunch of oil palm tree and high biomass/bagasse from sorghum and Bermuda grass for second-generation bioethanol were presented. Processes and mechanisms of biodiesel production, including the review of catalytic transesterification process, and careful analysis of kinetics, including bioreactor system for algae breeding, were widely analyzed. Problem of emissivity of NOx from engines fueled by B20 fuel was characterized. The closing chapters deal with the assessment of the potential of biofuels in Turkey, the components of refinery systems for production of biodegradable plastics from biomass. Also, a chapter concerning the environmental conditions of synthesis gas production as a universal raw material for the production of alternative fuels was also added. BT - Biofuels SP - Ch. 12 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.75111 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.75111 SN - 978-1-78923-347-6 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-01-20 ER -