1st Edition

Biotic Resources Circular Bioeconomy Perspective

    252 Pages 46 Color & 1 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    252 Pages 46 Color & 1 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This reference book provides advanced knowledge on sustainable biogenic waste management. It covers innovative waste processing technologies to produce biofuels, energy products, and biochemicals. To create a circular bioeconomy, it is imperative to develop processes where the waste generated through one process acts as a feedstock for the other. This book discusses the latest developments in biochemical and thermochemical methods of conversion and covers the potential of different kinds of biomass in more decentralized biorefineries. It describes sustainable solutions for a greener supplement to fossil resources. The book is meant for microbiologists, chemists, and biotechnologists.


    Editor’s Biographies

    List of Contributors

    Chapter 1 Potential Benefits of Waste Biorefinery into Value-Added Products: An Approach toward Sustainable Development Goals

    Shashi Arya, Digambar Chavan, Shilpa Vishwakarma, and Sunil Kumar

    Chapter 2 Microorganisms Used in Biorefineries

    Taner Sar, Sharareh Harirchi, Fatemeh Yazdian, and Mohammad J. Taherzadeh

    Chapter 3 Biorefining Lignocellulosic Feedstocks for Microbial Production of Organic Acids

    Huma Fatima, Jasneet Grewal, Sumit Kumar, and Sunil Kumar Khare

    Chapter 4 Poultry Waste Biorefinery: Opportunities for Sustainable Management

    Arijit Jana, Diptarka Dasgupta, Thallada Bhaskar, and Debashish Ghosh

    Chapter 5 Byproducts of a Microalgal Biorefinery as a Resource for a Circular Bioeconomy

    Madonna Roy and Kaustubha Mohanty

    Chapter 6 Sewer Mining in a Circular Economy: Drivers, Challenges, and Opportunities

    Long D. Nghiem and Andrzej Listowski

    Chapter 7 Biorefinery System for Producing Energy and Biofuels Based on Black Liquor Gasification Technology

    Guijin Wang, Hongyou Yuan, Lijun Jin, and Haoquan Hu

    Chapter 8 Functionalized Bacterial Cellulose-Based Biopolymers for Biomedical Applications: Current Research Trends and Challenges

    Baishali Dey, Bunushree Behera, Karthika Parvathy K. R., Sivaraman Jayaraman, and Balasubramanian Paramasivan

    Chapter 9 Nanomaterials in Lignocellulosic Biodiesel Production by Oleaginous Microorganisms

    Pritam Bardhan, Kuldeep Gupta, Manabendra Mandal, and Rupam Kataki

    Chapter 10 Gas Fermentation: A Potential Platform for Production of Low-Carbon Fuels and Chemicals

    Chandan Mukherjee, Debashish Ghosh, and Thallada Bhaskar



    Dr. Thallada Bhaskar is Senior Principal Scientist and Head, Material Resource Efficiency Division at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun, India. He completed his Ph.D. from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. He carried out Postdoctoral Research at Okayama University, Okayama, Japan after which he worked there as Assistant Professor for 5 years. He has been conferred upon awards such as Scientist of the Year, Raman Research Fellowship, CAS Presidential award for the Foreign Fellows, Distinguished Researcher Award, to name a few. He has more than 200 publications in journals of international repute and 38 book chapters. He has 15 patents to his credit with an h-index of 54 (total citations: ~8913).

    Dr. Sunita Varjani is a Scientific Officer at the Gujarat Pollution Control Board, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. Her major areas of research are Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology, Wastewater Treatment & Process Engineering, Bioprocess Technology and Waste Management. She has worked as visiting scientist at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. Dr. Varjani has authored more than 350 publications, including research and review papers, books, book chapters and conference communications. She has been enlisted as Highly Cited Researcher (Top 2% in the World), Elsevier Citation Report (2021). She has been selected as a Member of The National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) in the year 2021.

    Dr. Bhavya B Krishna is a Senior Scientist & Head of Area, Sustainability Impact Assessment Area, Material Resource Efficiency Division at CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun. She obtained her Ph.D. in 2015 for her work on pyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass. Her research experience of around 10 years encompasses works utilizing several biomass feedstocks such as agricultural and forest residues, aquatic biomass, de-oiled cakes etc. She is an author of 40 papers in peer-reviewed international journals, 15 book chapters in books by publishers of international repute, recipient of awards at international conferences, filed 1 Indian patent.

    Professor Ashok Pandey is currently a Distinguished Scientist at the Centre for Innovation and Translational Research, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India, and Executive Director (Honorary) at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability – India. His major research and technological development interests are industrial & environmental biotechnology and energy biosciences, focusing on biomass to biofuels & chemicals, waste to wealth & energy, industrial enzymes. He has ~1550 publications/communications, which include 16 patents, 108 books, ~850 papers and book chapters, etc with h index of 114 and >56,500 citations on Google scholar.