1st Edition

Biofuel from Microbes and Plants
Green Energy Alternative

Edited By

Nitish Kumar

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ISBN 9780367207052
October 22, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
352 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 R&D for their production using biomass. With the increasing worldwide demand of 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 the above, they also have a reduced environmental impact in comparison to fossil fuels. Biofuels 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 application 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
  • Gives a detailed account of the production of biodiesel from non conventional bio-feedstocks such as algae, microbes and vegetable oils
  • Recent updates about biotechnological improvement of plant and microbial source 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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Nitish Kumar is a Senior Assistant Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, Central University of South Bihar, Gaya, Bihar, India. He received his Master’s Degree in Agricultural Biotechnology from Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, Palampur in 2003 and his PhD in Botany from Bhavnagar University in 2009. Dr. Kumar is currently a plant biologist with a focus on Plant Tissue Culture, Molecular Marker Development, Transgenic Technology, and Microbial Biotechnology. He has published a number of research papers in peer-reviewed journals of national and international repute. In addition, he has received many awards \fellowships from various organizations, e.g. the CSIR, DBT, ICAR, and DST. He is an associate editor of the journal GENE.