Renewable Diesel: Value Chain, Sustainability, and Challenges presents a holistic reference on the production of renewable diesel, from fundamentals to state-of-the-art. In addition to an in-depth assessment of biomass conversation processes and available technologies, the book considers engineering and mathematical aspects such as design, economics and sustainability. Production processes, fuel properties and fuel quality standards are all addressed in detail alongside state-of-the-art information on conversion routes, catalysts, combustion characteristics, emission profile, techno-economic and lifecycle appraisal, and integration of renewable diesel production into existing refineries. A chapter on biodiesel and hydroprocessed vegetable oil offers a comparative analysis with conventional biodiesel pro’s and con’s.
Finally, readers are provided with an overview of techno-economic, environmental, logistical and strategic hurdles and opportunities in the commercialization and marketability of renewable diesel. This book provides readers with a unique and comprehensive reference on the production of renewable diesel that will be of interest to students, researchers and professionals involved in bioenergy, renewable energy, biotechnology, chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental science and sustainability sciences.