1st Edition

Bioethanol Biochemistry and Biotechnological Advances

    542 Pages 14 Color & 67 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    542 Pages 14 Color & 67 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This new book, Bioethanol: Biochemistry and Biotechnological Advances, presents some insightful perspectives and important advances in the bioethanol industry. The volume goes into detail on the biochemical and physiological parameters carried out by the main bioethanol-producing microorganisms as well as the discusses the potential applications that bioproducts can have and the advantages they generate.

    The chapter authors discuss a variety of issues, including the physiology of ethanol production by yeasts, by Zymomonas mobilis, and by Clostridium thermocellum. Other sources of biofuel, such as sweet sorghum, Agave americana L. leaves waste, and fungi are included as well. Chapters also discuss the genetic regulation and genetic engineering of principal microorganisms and then go on to address ways to increase ethanol tolerance in industrially important ethanol fermenting organisms, methods for developing sustainable fermentable substrates, and new strategies for ethanol purification. Chapters explore the design and engineering requirements for bioreactors, bioelectrosynthesis of ethanol via bioelectrochemical systems, and more.

    The book will be a valuable resource for faculty and students in this area as well as for scientists, researchers, and managers in the biofuel industry in the area of biofuel production, fermentation process, environmental engineering and all other related scientific areas.

    1. Physiology of Ethanol Production by Yeasts

    Miriam Soledad Valenzuela Gloria, Diana Laura Alva-Sánchez, M. P. Luévanos Escareño, Cristóbal N. Aguilar, Nagamani Balagurusamy, and Ayerim Hernández-Almanza

    2. Physiology of Ethanol Production by Zymomonas mobilis

    Laura Andrea Pérez-García, Cindy Nataly Del Rio-Arellano, David Francisco Lafuente Rincón, and Norma M. De La Fuente-Salcido

    3. Physiology of Ethanol Production by Clostridium thermocellum

    D. B. Arya, Salom Gnana Thanga Vincent, and Nagamani Balagurusamy

    4. Genetic Regulation of Principal Microorganisms (Yeast, Zymomonas mobilis, and Clostridium thermocellum) Producing Bioethanol/Biofuel

    Dania Sandoval-Nuñez, Teresa Romero-Gutiérrez, Melchor Arellano-Plaza, Anne Gschaedler, and Lorena Amaya-Delgado

    5. Metabolic Engineering of Yeast, Zymomonas mobilis, and Clostridium thermocellum to Increase Yield of Bioethanol

    S. Sánchez-Muñoz, M. J. Castro-Alonso, F. G. Barbosa, E. Mier-Alba, T. R. Balbino, D. Rubio-Ribeaux, I. O. Hernández-De Lira, J. C. Santos, C. N. Aguilar, and S. S. Da Silva

    6. Increasing Ethanol Tolerance in Industrially Important Ethanol Fermenting Organisms

    Kalyanasundaram Geetha Thanuja and Subburamu Karthikeyan

    7. Challenges in Developing Sustainable Fermentable Substrate for Bioethanol Production

    Charu Saraf and Kakoli Dutt

    8. Emerging Strategies for Ethanol Purification

    Alan D. Perez, Javier Quintero, and Juan A. León

    9. Design and Engineering Parameters of Bioreactors for Production of Bioethanol

    David Francisco Lafuente-Rincón, Inty Omar Hernández-De Lira, Héctor Hernández-Escoto, María Alejandra Sánchez-Muñoz, Héctor Hugo Molina Correa, Cristian Emanuel Gámez-Alvarado, Perla Araceli Meléndez-Hernández, and Javier Ulises Hernández-Beltrán

    10. Integrated Production of Ethanol from Starch and Sucrose

    C. A. Prado, S. Sánchez-Muñoz, R. T. Terán-Hilares, L. T. Carvalho, L. G. De Arruda, M. L. Silva da Cunha, P. Abdeshahian, S. S. Da Silva, N. Balagurusamy, and J. C. Santos

    11. Conversion of Sweet Sorghum Juice to Bioethanol

    Iosvany López-Sandin, Francisco Zavala-García, Guadalupe Gutiérrez-Soto, and Héctor Ruiz Leza

    12. Biotechnology Development of Bioethanol from Sweet Sorghum Bagasse

    Daniel Tinôco

    13. Bioethanol Production Using Agave americana L. Leaves Wastes From Coahuila

    César D. Pinales-Márquez, Shiva, Rohit Saxena, Rosa M. Rodríguez-Jasso, and Héctor Ruiz Leza

    14. Sustainable Ethanol Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass: A Water Footprint Analysis Over Pretreatment Technologies

    Oznur Yildirim, Dogukan Tunay, Bestami Ozkaya, and Ahmet Demir

    15. Biodegradation and Biocatalysis Aspects of Direct Bioethanol Production by Fungi in a Single Step Named Consolidated Bioprocessing

    Luis Fernando Amador Castro and Danay Carrillo Nieves

    16. Bioelectrosynthesis of Ethanol via Bioelectrochemical Systems: Future Perspectives

    Silvia Yudith Martínez Amador, Leopoldo Javier Ríos González, Miguel Angel Medina Morales, Mónica Margarita Rodríguez Garza, Ileana Mayela María Moreno Dávila, Thelma Karina Morales Martínez, and José Antonio Rodríguez de la Garza

    17. Challenges and Perspectives on Application of Biofuels in the Transport Sector

    F. G. Barbosa, S. Sánchez-Muñoz, E. Mier-Alba, M. J. Castro-Alonso, R. T. Hilares, P. R. F. Marcelino, C. A. Prado, M. M. Campos, A. S. Cardoso, J. C. Santos, and S. S. Da Silva


    Ayerim Y. Hernández Almanza, Cristóbal N. Aguilar