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1st Edition

Biofuel from Microbes and Plants
Green Energy Alternative

Edited By

Nitish Kumar

ISBN 9780367207052
Published October 26, 2021 by CRC Press
348 Pages 15 Color & 29 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Global concern for energy security and environmental protection has put great emphasis on the search for alternative energy sources, particularly for the transport sector. Biofuels have emerged as a highly promising source of alternative energy, and have drawn global research and development for their production using biomass. With the increasing worldwide demand for energy, along with the depletion of conventional fossil fuel reserves, there has been growing global interest in developing alternative sources of energy. There has also been concern in growing economies regarding energy security. Biofuels offer much promise on these frontiers. In addition to these factors, they also have a reduced environmental impact in comparison to fossil fuels. Biofuels from Microbes and Plants provides state-of-the-art information on the status of biofuel production and related aspects.

Academics, researchers, engineers, and technologists will develop a greater understanding of the relevant concepts and solutions to the global issues related to achieving alternative energy applications for future energy security, as well as environmental sustainability in medium- and large-scale industries.

Key Features

  • Detailed overview of the alternative energy field and the role of biofuels as new energy sources
  • Detailed accounts of the production of biodiesel from non-conventional bio-feedstocks such as algae, microbes, and vegetable oils
  • Recent updates about biotechnological improvements of plant and microbial sources for biofuel production


Table of Contents

Biofuel: The Green Alternative

Nikita Patel, Swetal Patel, A.A. AbdulRahaman and R. Krishnamurthy

Microalgal-based biofuel: Challenges and future perspectives

Waleed M. M. El-Sayed, Hassan A.H. Ibrahim, Mohamed A.A. Abdrabo, and Usama M. Abdul-Raouf

Waste To Energy: A means of sustainable development through Bioethanol production

Girish Venkatachalapathy and Girisha Shiringala Thimappa

Role of microbes in biofuel production

Arpan Kumar Basak, Sayantani M. Basak, Kazimierz Strzałka, Pradip Kumar Chatterjee

A comparative account on biodiesel production from forest seeds

Jigna G. Tank, Rohan V. Pandya

Development of Low cost Production medium and Cultivation techniques of Cyanobacteria, Arthrospira platensis for biofuel production

R. Dineshkumar, N. Sharmila Devi, M. Duraimurugan, A. Ahamed Rasheeq, P. Sampathkumar

Biofuel and halophytes

Aneesha Singh1 and Krupali Dipakbhai Vyas

Eco-friendly applications of natural secondary metabolites and status of siderophore

Pratika Singh, Azmi Khan, Micky Anand, Hemant Kumar, Shivpujan Kumar, Amrita Srivastava

Genetic Diversity analysis of Jatropha curcas: a biofuel plant

Nitish Kumar

Cellulase immobilization on magnetic nanoparticles for bioconversion of lignocellulosic biomass to ethanol

Prabhpreet Kaur, Monica Sachdeva Taggar

Biogas production in a biorefiney context: analysis of the scale based on different raw materials

Poveda Giraldo J.A, Ortiz-Sánchez M, Piedrahita-Rodríguez S, Solarte-Toro J.C, Zetty-Arenas A.M., Cardona Alzate C.A

Plant based biofuels and sustainability issues

Lakshmi Gopakumar

Microbial based biofuel production - A green sustainable approach

Shreya Subedi, Anand M, Shobana R, Vijayalakshmi S, Bhaskar Das, Ranjitha J

Biodiesel production from Mimusops elengi seed oil through means of co-solvent based transesterification using ionic liquid catalyst

Gokul Raghavendra Srinivasana, Shalini Palania, Mamoona Munirb, Mohammed Saeedc, Ranjitha Jambulingama

Conventional breeding methods for the genetic improvement of Jatropha curcas L.: A biodiesel plant

Nitish Kumar

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Dr. Nitish Kumar is Senior Assistant Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, Central University of South Bihar, Gaya, Bihar, India. Dr. Kumar completed his doctoral research at the Council of Scientifc & Industrial Research–Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India. He has published more than 60 research articles and book chapters in leading international and national journals and books. He has a wide area of research experience in the feld of renewable source of energy. He has received many awards/fellowships/projects from various organizations, for example, the CSIR, DBT, ICAR and SERB-DST, BRNS-BARC, among others. He is an active reviewer for journals, including Biotechnology Reports, Aquatic Botany, Industrial Crops and Products, PLoS One, Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, and 3Biotech. He also serves as an associate editor of the journal Gene.