Advances in Bio-Fuel Production

Anil Kumar (Editor)
School of Biotechnology, Devi Ahilya University, Indore, India

Sarika Garg (Editor)
Director, Science Planet Inc., Canada

Series: Renewable Energy: Research, Development and Policies
BISAC: TEC031010

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Petroleum has played a crucial role in the socio-economic and political welfare of the world. It is a non-renewable form of energy and has an increasing demand in this modern era. To fulfil the demands, the conventional sources of oil reserves are being stressed and are nearly drought. Also, the burning of fossil fuel emits toxic gases contributing to environmental pollution and global warming. The concern about environmental deterioration helped scientists to invent ways to make bio-based products. These bio-based products can replace the use of gasoline, diesel, oil, plastics and much more. Among all the bio-based products, biofuel is the most noticed one for being humanity’s first liquid fuel. Biofuels are important for various reasons including reduced environmental impact, an alternative source of energy, and a boost in economic development. In this book, detailed production of biofuels from non-conventional bio-feedstocks and advanced biofuels production have been discussed.

Preface

Chapter 1. Introduction to Biofuels Production
(Sarika Garg and Anil Kumar, Science Planet Inc., Longueuil, Quebec, Canada, and others)

Chapter 2. Importance of Cellulosic Bioethanol and Pre-Treatment Methods for Separating Lignin from Lignocellulosic Biomass
(Shivani Bhagwat and Anil Kumar, School of Biotechnology, Devi Ahilya University, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India)

Chapter 3. Hexose Fermentation for Ethanol Production
(Shivani Bhagwat and Anil Kumar, School of Biotechnology, Devi Ahilya University, Indore,
Madhya Pradesh, India)

Chapter 4. Biofuel Production from Pentose Sugars
(Nikita Chordia and Anil Kumar, School of Biotechnology, Devi Ahilya University, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India)

Chapter 5. Genetic and Metabolic Engineering of Microbes for Efficient Lignocellulosic Ethanol
(Nilesh Kumar Sharma, Mohit Bibra and Sachin Kumar, Biochemical Conversion Division, Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Bio-Energy, Kapurthala, Punjab, India, and others)

Chapter 6. Microalgae Based Biofuels: Production, Improvement, Processing and Extraction
(Abhishek Walia, Anil Kumar, Samriti Sharma and Preeti Mehta, Department of Microbiology, DAV University, Jalandhar, Punjab, India, and others)

Chapter 7. Prospects and Problems in the Bioconversion of Hemicellulose of Agro-Residues into Ethanol
(Ravi Kumar, Shilpa Sharma and T. Satyanarayana, Division of Biological Sciences & Engineering, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India)

Chapter 8. Recent Advancements in the Engineering of β-Glucosidase for Biomass Degradation
(Sushant K. Sinha1 and Supratim Datta, Protein Engineering Laboratory, Department of Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, Mohanpur, West Bengal, India, and others)

Chapter 9. Fuels from Photosynthesis for Combustion Engines
(Hans-Jürgen Kampmann, Senior Experten Service, Bonn, Germany, and others)

Index

Audience: Graduate students, Researchers. Yes, it will be appealable to non-professional people of industries also.

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