1st Edition

Algal Biofuel Sustainable Solution

Edited By Richa Kothari, Vinayak V Pathak, V V Tyagi Copyright 2023
    314 Pages 38 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Algal Biofuel: Sustainable Solution primarily focuses on the different aspects of bioenergy production using algal biomass as microalgae are considered the optimum feedstock for bioenergy production. The major aim is to thoroughly review the available bioenergy options, challenges in bioenergy production, availability of bioenergy feedstock, and biomass to bioenergy conversion process.

    This book also highlights the feasibility of lignocellulosic biomass, crop residues, and non-edible oil seeds for generation of different bioenergy products. It will be helpful for researchers and other stakeholders working in the area of bioenergy production for development of innovative concepts in emerging areas of bioenergy.

    Print edition not for sale in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Bhutan).

    1. Biorefinery: A Future Approach for a Sustainable Bioeconomy  2. Algal Biomass Harvesting for Biofuel Production  3. Biogas as Bioenergy Option: Advances and Challenges  4. Application of Algal Biomass as a Feedstock for Fermentative Biohydrogen Production  5. Bioethanol Production from Lignocellulosic/Algal Biomass: Potential Sustainable Approach  6. Crop Residues as a Potential Substrate for Bioenergy Production: An Overview  7. Magnetic Harvesting of Microalgae Biomass for Cost-effective Algal Biofuel Production  8. Biodiesel Production from Non-edible Oilseeds  9. Carbon Sequestration and Biofuel Production by Microalgae: An Integrated and Sustainable Approach  10. Role of Meteorological Parameters on Atmospheric Aerosols Concentration and Its Control through Modern Biomass Application  11. Application of Immobilized Algae in Water and Wastewater Treatment  12. Recent Biotechnological Approaches for Bioenergy Production: The Path Forward  13. Lipid Induction in Algal Biomass for Sustainable Bioenergy Production 


    Richa Kothari is Associate Professor at Department of Environmental Sciences, Central University of Jammu, Jammu, (J&K), India. She is WARI Fellow (IUSSTF) at Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, USA. She has more than 15 years of teaching and research experience. Dr Kothari has been actively involved in research in the areas of algal-based biofuel production, bio-hydrogen production, and utilization of renewable energy for wastewater treatment. She is also a recipient of prestigious Research Fellowship from Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). Dr Kothari has published more than 90 research papers/book chapters in reputed international peer-reviewed (SCI/Scopus) journals and supervised M.Sc., M.Phil., M.Tech., and Ph.D. students. She has authored Environmental Science for Undergraduates and edited three books.

    Vinayak V Pathak is Assistant Professor in Department of Chemistry, Manav Rachna University, Faridabad (Haryana), India. He has done Ph.D. in Environmental Science from Department of Zoology and EnvironmentalScience, Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalya, Haridwar, Uttarakhand. Dr Pathak has been actively involved in research in the areas of algal-based biofuel production, algal-based wastewater treatment, anaerobic digestion, pollution monitoring and nanotechnological solutions for environmental restoration. He has published more than 28 research papers and book chapters in reputed peer-reviewed journals.

    V V Tyagi is Assistant Professor and Head at School of Energy Management, Faculty of Engineering in Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, (J&K), India. His research areas are solar energy and thermal energy storage systems for heating and cooling applications, solar desalination and energy policy. He was visiting fellow at KUN Shan University, Tainan Taiwan. He has published more than 105 research papers in Scopus Index Journals. Dr Tyagi has supervised more than 25 M. Tech. thesis on energy and environment, energy systems and renewable energy, and has collaborated with National Institute of Solar Energy (MNRE), Centre for Energy Studies (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi), SUNWAY University (Malaysia), University of Malaya (Malaysia), University of Wollongong, (Australia) for different solar and renewable energy-based research work.