Biofuels in perspective / Wim Soetaert and Erick J. Vandamme -- Sustainable production of cellulosic feedstock for biorefineries in the USA / Matthew T. Carr and James R. Hettenhaus -- Bio-ethanol development in the USA / Brent Erickson and Matthew T. Carr -- Bio-ethanol development(s) in Brazil / Arnaldo Walter -- Process technologies for biodiesel production / Martin Mittelbach -- Bio-based Fischer-Tropsch diesel production technologies / Robin Zwart and René van Ree -- Plant oil biofuel : rationale, production and application / Barnim Jeschke -- Enzymatic production of biodiesel / Hideki Fukuda -- Production of biodiesel from waste lipids / Roland Verhé and Christian V. Stevens -- Biomass digestion to methane in agriculture : a successful pathway for the energy production and waste treatment worldwide / Piter Weiland, Willy Verstraete and Adrianus Van Haandel -- Biological hydrogen production by anaerobic microorganisms / Servé W.M. Kengen [and others] -- Improving sustainability of the corn-ethanol industry / Paul W. Gallagher and Hosein Shapouri. "Biofuels covers the use and conversion technologies of biomass as a renewable resource to produce bioenergy in a sustainable way, mainly in the form of liquid and gaseous biofuels. It gives a broad overview of biofuel developments from both a technical and an economical angle. The different production technologies for biofuels that exist or are under development are extensively covered in depth, dealing with both first generation as well as second generation technologies. Market developments in the sector, including trends on prices, markets and growth are also discussed. The link between the technical and economical developments are indicated throughout the text. The interactions between the technical, economical and ecological aspects are clearly expressed in this volume and are actually covered here for the first time in a single comprehensive volume." "This comprehensive text will prove useful for chemists, biologists and engineers working in the emerging biofuels industry, for researchers and academics interested in the field, as well as for those active in conventional fuel companies. The book is also relevant to people active in policy or financing, either within the government, industry or academia. This volume offers an excellent source of useful information and allows reflection about the bio-based economy in general."--Jacket.