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Elsevier’s Energy and Power Collection offers the latest innovations in the energy transition with a focus on content that supports and advances the reduction of CO2 emissions. The collection includes content on solar, wind, geothermal, nuclear, biofuels and bioenergy, hydrogen and fuel cells, and addresses topics such as energy storage, efficiency, management, economics, and policy, among others.

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Biofuels and Bioproducts from Lignocellulosic Materials

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Amritesh Shukla + 4 more
  • English
  • Paperback
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 2 1 5 2 7 - 8
Biofuels and Bioproducts from Lignocellulosic Materials: Biofuels, Volume Two is part of a comprehensive three-volume set that explores the various possibilities of adding value to lignocellulosic biomass materials by transforming them into bioproducts, biofuels, and biomaterials. With an emphasis on microbial biotechnological solutions, each volume examines how renewable natural resources, agriculture waste management, and valorization of agro-wastes can sustainably produce energy and fuels, nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and biomaterials. This volume addresses all aspects of biofuel production from lignocellulosic materials, covering technological challenges, international policies, marketability, techno-economic analysis & LCA studies, and challenges & future perspectives.The book highlights recent advancements and challenges of lignocellulosic biomass conversion into biofuels within a biorefinery concept, and explains technological approaches and the role of microorganisms and their mechanisms. Recent thermo-chemical and biotechnological approaches are explored, along with their mechanisms of action for the development of biofuels such as biodiesel, bioethanol, biomethane, biobutanol, producer gas, syngas, hydrogen, dimethylfurane, bio-LPG, and gasoline. Chemical, enzymatic, and advanced microbial biotechnology approaches used in biomass pretreatment are explained, showing readers how to increase biofuel yields from lignocellulosic raw materials. Genetic and metabolic engineering methods that can improve biofuel production are also discussed.

Biofuels and Bioproducts from Lignocellulosic Materials

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Minaxi Sharma + 4 more
  • English
  • Paperback
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 2 1 6 0 4 - 6
Biofuels and Bioproducts from Lignocellulosic Materials: Bioproducts, Volume One is part of a comprehensive three-volume set that explores the various possibilities of adding value to lignocellulosic biomass materials by transforming them into bioproducts, biofuels, and biomaterials. With an emphasis on microbial biotechnological solutions, each volume examines how renewable natural resources, agriculture waste management, and valorization of agro-wastes can sustainably produce energy and fuels, nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and biomaterials. This volume addresses all aspects of value-added bioproducts production from lignocellulosic materials.The opening chapter of the book reviews the fundamentals of biotechnology and biochemistry and provides an overview of lignocellulose, its properties, potential use, volume of production and by-products, and economical importance. Following this, chapters provide critical reviews of the latest developments in lignocellulosic biomass conversion into value-added products and provide step-by-step guidance on key processes and methods, including genetic engineering approaches, microbial pathways, thermochemical routes, and pre-treatment technologies. Various technological approaches are explained, including novel, eco-friendly methods for biomass conversion that reduce waste, and the role of microorganisms and their mechanisms are explored in depth.

New Technology for Solar Photovoltaic/Thermal Comprehensive Utilization Systems

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Yanping Yuan + 4 more
  • English
  • Paperback
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 2 1 6 9 6 - 1
New Technology For Solar Photovoltaic Thermal Comprehensive Utilization Systems: Applications for Cold Regions provides step-by-step coverage of innovative areas of solar/photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) hot water and heating systems, covering principles, structure, modeling, experimental testing, operating characteristics and optimization, and economic evaluation. The book begins by discussing the concepts, classification, advantages, and application methods of current solar hot water/heating systems, phase change storage, and connection methods. Several novel systems are investigated and analyzed, with applications in extreme cold and subtropical regions, including tank-type systems, dual-condenser heat pipe systems, heat pipe PV/T-Trombe wall systems, PV/T road heat pump systems, and PV/T-PCM-PEM electrolyzer hydrogen/heating systems.Finally, other new types of PV/T systems and building design considerations for special climate regions, and perspectives and future directions, are considered. This is a valuable resource for researchers, scientists, advanced students, engineers, R&D professionals, and other industrial personnel with an interest in solar photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) technologies, solar energy, built environment, and renewable energy.

Advances in Sustainable Applications of Microalgae

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • José Carlos Magalhães Pires + 2 more
  • English
  • Paperback
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 2 2 1 2 7 - 9
Advances in Sustainable Applications of Microalgae discusses different mechanisms used by microalgae to treat various gaseous streams, wastewaters, and pollution bioremediation. In addition, the advantages of the application of microalgal biomass in the agricultural and food/feed sectors are presented and bioenergy from microalgae with a view to sustainability is explored. The present covers the use of microalgal cultures in various applications, such as: the treatment of gaseous streams by removing various contaminants, wastewater treatment through the removal of several pollutants, biomass valorization for agriculture purposes, bioenergy from microalgae, and industrial integration of all these processes in a biorefinery concept.Finally, the book emphasizes the importance of gathering scientific knowledge to overcome drawbacks related to microalgal production and develops the concept of biorefinery based on microalgal biomass for a more sustainable future.

Waste-to-Energy

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Pooja Sharma + 5 more
  • English
  • Paperback
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 2 2 3 5 6 - 3
Waste-to-Energy: Sustainable Approaches for Emerging Economies presents the latest developments and applications for the conversion of waste into biofuels and other energy products. Divided into two parts, Section I reviews the major sources of solid waste and their management strategies in developing countries, and includes the collection, composition, segregation, and dispersal of various waste streams, as well as the generation of biogas and other value-added products. Section II examines the transformation of waste into biofuels and the management strategies required to efficiently implement waste-to-energy processes.Methods for the production of hydrogen, biomethane, biofuels, and bioenergy, as well as resource recovery are discussed in depth, and mathematical models are provided for anaerobic digestion techniques. The benefits and challenges of waste-to-energy as a waste management strategy are explored through dedicated chapters on the techno-economics, environmental and social regulation, and the operation of WtE plants. The final chapter of the book presents a lifecycle assessment and environmental impact analysis of the technologies and strategies discussed.

Innovations in the Global Biogas industry

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Tonderayi S Matambo + 1 more
  • English
  • Paperback
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 2 2 3 7 2 - 3
Innovations in the Global Biogas Industry: Applications of Green Principles critically reviews the whole biogas supply chain from substrates to upgraded biogas. The book evaluates the application of green principles at each stage of biogas production and combines this with case studies and a review of the latest technological advances to produce a comprehensive assessment of the current state of the biogas industry. The first three sections of the book guide the reader through the whole supply chain of biogas production, from feedstock and waste management, to process design, plant design, operation, optimization, and end products.The sustainability of biogas industry operations is then addressed in-depth through a lifecycle assessment, alongside the techno-economics and safety considerations. Each section considers small-, medium-, and large-scale biogas plant related developments, and how green principles are applied at each scale. Finally, the critical element of biogas industry stakeholders is explored, which discusses financing mechanisms, policies and regulations, global markets, and governance issues relating to the biogas sector.

The Intersection of Blockchain and Energy Trading

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Sidique Gawusu + 2 more
  • English
  • Paperback
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 2 3 6 2 7 - 3
The Intersection of Blockchain and Energy Trading: Exploring Decentralized Solutions for Next-Generation Energy Markets equips readers with a practical understanding of the opportunities and challenges of this cutting-edge technology for the renewable energy markets of the future.Its multidisciplinary team of authors and editors provide a holistic guide to blockchain in energy markets, beginning with the fundamentals of energy trading and foundational principles of blockchain technology. Subsequent chapters demonstrate the applied opportunities for a variety of energy outcomes including renewable energy, decentralized energy, and electric vehicles.Essential use-cases such as demand response and ancillary services are covered, and the final chapters offer guidance on the impact of the technology for energy poverty and sustainability. Packed with models, case studies, and tools for implementation and practice, this book is an essential guide for researchers and professionals at the forefront of energy market innovation.

Enhancing Resilience in Distribution Systems

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Fangxing Fran Li + 2 more
  • English
  • Paperback
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 2 3 6 4 0 - 2
Enhancing Resilience in Distribution Systems presents practical guidance for readers on the challenges and potential solutions for resilience in modern power systems. The book begins by explaining the risks and problems for resilience presented by renewable-based power systems. It goes on to clarify the current state of research and propose several novel methodologies and technologies for analysis and improvement of power system resilience. These methods include deep learning, linear programming, and generative adversarial networks.Packed with practical steps and tools for implementing the latest technologies, this book provides researchers and industry professionals with guidance on the resilient systems of the future.

Grid-Forming Converters

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Jingyang Fang + 4 more
  • English
  • Paperback
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 2 3 7 3 5 - 5
Grid-Forming Converters: Principles, Control, and Applications in Modern Power Systems is a pioneering guidebook to this state-of-the-art technology and its potential in enabling more-electronics grids and deep renewable integration for the energy systems of the future. Beginning with a clear explanation of the challenges presented for the standard synchronous generator or grid-tied converters by fossil-fuel phase-out and renewable integration, this book goes on to explain the fundamental concepts of grid-forming converters.Having established a solid foundational understanding the reader will learn practical techniques for implementation including design, control, analysis, and optimization. Finally, readers tackle case studies and example applications from energy storage to electric vehicles. From several of the foremost experts and educators in energy systems and power electronics, Grid-Forming Converters is an essential tool for students, professors and engineers working to make renewable-based grids a reality.

Internet-of-Things Cybersecurity in Critical Infrastructures

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Monika Freunek
  • English
  • Paperback
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 2 3 9 3 6 - 6
Internet-of-Things Cybersecurity in Critical Infrastructures: Case Studies in Energy Systems takes readers from the basic principles of cybersecurity in essential public infrastructure to the specific requirements of energy systems connected to the Internet-of-Things. This book provides a holistic approach to the challenges (legal, technological, and human) of AI and IOT integration for renewable, modern energy infrastructure. It outlines the fundamental challenges and technologies of cybersecurity for essential infrastructure and goes on to apply this specifically to energy grids and systems, in the light of the ML, AI, and IOT technologies required for renewable integration.Case studies are provided to ensure the reader is fully equipped to problem-solve and apply the knowledge in the development and planning of secure energy infrastructure. Packed with a wealth of practical experience and guidance, this book is a critical resource for energy system engineers looking for a primer on the cybersecurity needs of connected, renewable-integrated energy infrastructure.