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Anaerobic digestion of lignocellulosic biomass: challenges and opportunities.
- C. Sawatdeenarunat, K. Surendra, Devin Takara, H. Oechsner, S. Khanal
- Chemistry, Medicine
- Bioresource technology
- 1 February 2015
Anaerobic digestion (AD) of lignocellulosic biomass provides an excellent opportunity to convert abundant bioresources into renewable energy. Rumen microorganisms, in contrast to conventional… Expand
Biogas as a sustainable energy source for developing countries: Opportunities and challenges
Energy is an indispensable part of modern society and can serve as one of the most important indicators of socio-economic development. Despite advancements in technology, however, some three billion… Expand
Household anaerobic digester for bioenergy production in developing countries: opportunities and challenges
- K. Surendra, Devin Takara, J. Jasinski, Samir Kumar Khanal
- Medicine, Engineering
- Environmental technology
- 1 July 2013
Access to clean and affordable energy is vital for advancing development objectives, particularly in rural areas of developing countries. There are some three billion people in these regions,… Expand
Green processing of tropical banagrass into biofuel and biobased products: an innovative biorefinery approach.
Banagrass (Pennisetum purpureum) approximately 4 months old was hand-harvested and shredded. Half of the sample was dewatered using a screw-press, whereby the extracted juice was used for cultivating… Expand
Characterizing compositional changes of Napier grass at different stages of growth for biofuel and biobased products potential.
Napier grass, Pennisetum purpureum, is a high yielding, perennial feedstock that can be harvested year-round in (sub)tropical geographies of the world. Because of its high moisture content (∼… Expand
Sustainable bioenergy from biofuel-derived residues.
Biomass Pretreatment for Biofuel Production
Volatile oil prices and an increasing world demand for energy exemplifies the critical need for renewable sources of energy, particularly in the transportation sector, which can displace a… Expand
Green processing of napier grass for generation of biofuel and biobased products
- Devin Takara
- 1 December 2012
Life cycle assessment of ethanol production from tropical banagrass (Pennisetum purpureum) using green and dry processing technologies in Hawaii
This study conducted well-to-pump and well-to wheel life-cycle assessment of fossil energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions during ethanol production from tropical Banagrass (Pennisetum… Expand