1st Edition

Extremophiles General and Plant Biomass Based Biorefinery

Edited By Pratibha Dheeran, Sachin Kumar Copyright 2022
    266 Pages 8 Color & 38 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    266 Pages 8 Color & 38 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book, Extremophiles: General and Plant Biomass Based Biorefinery, explores the potential of extremophiles in industries and biomass based biorefinery. The book sheds light on diversity and various applications of thermophiles, psychrophiles, halophiles, alkaliphiles and acidophiles for the production of value-added products including biofuels, extremozymes, etc. The chapters comprehensively emphasize the utility of extremophiles in sustainable biorefinery bioprocesses. This book is an integrated source of literature for scientists, engineers, academicians, and students working in the area of extremophiles, microbial technology and biorefinery.

    1. Extremophiles: Diversity, Biotechnological Applications and Current Trends 

    Yogita Lugani and Venkata Ramana Vemuluri 

    2. Extremophiles for Sustainable Bio-energy Production: Diversity, Enzymology and Current Applications 

    Amit Verma, Tirath Raj, Shulbhi Verma, Varun Kumar and Ruchi Agrawal 

    3. Extremophiles: Life of Microorganisms in Extreme Environments 

    Rahul Kumar, Ramchander Merugu, Swati Mohapatra, Sneha Sharma and Hemlata 

    4. Understanding the Role of a Thermophilic Genus Geobacillus in the Hydrolytic and Oxidative Degradation of Plant Biomass Insights from Genomics and Metagenomic Analyses 

    Tanvi Govil, David R. Salem and Rajesh K. Sani 

    5. Bioprospecting Extremophiles for Sustainable Biobased Industry 

    Neha Basotra, Yashika Raheja, Gaurav Sharma, Kumud Ashish Singh, Diksha Sharma, Rohit Rai and Bhupinder Singh Chadha 

    6. Exploration of Extremophiles for Value-Added Products: A Step Towards Sustainable Bio-refinery 

    Surojit Bera, Trinetra Mukherjee, Subhabrata Das, Sandip Mondal, Suprabhat Mukherjee and Sagnik Chakraborty 

    7. Advancements in Extremozymes and their Potential Applications in Biorefinery 

    Nivedita Sharma and Nisha Sharma 

    8. Psychrophilic Enzymes: Adaptations and Industrial Relevance 

    Shivika Sharma, Vikas Sharma, Subhankar Chatterjee and Sachin Kumar 

    9. Advancements in Hemicellulosic Extremozymes and Their Applications: A Future Perspective 

    Sweety Kaur, Gurmeen Rakhra and Richa Arora 

    10. Extremophiles in Aviation Biofuel Production 

    S.M. Bhatt 

    11. Application of Extremophiles in the Area of Bioenergy 

    Nibedita Sarkar 

    12. Biofuel Production from Biomass using Extremophilic Microorganisms 

    Sunny Kumar 

    13. Bioprocessing of Agricultural Residues for Biofuel Production: Current Scenario 

    Richa Arora, Sonali Thakur, Sweety Kaur and Sachin Kumar 


    Pratibha Dheeran is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Botany, Maharaj Singh College, Saharanpur, India. Dr. Dheeran has a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from Jiwaji University, Gwalior/Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun India. She has a master's degree in Biotechnology from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee and M.Sc. in Botany from Chaudhary Charan Singh University Meerut. She has been awarded DST Fast Track Young Scientist by Department of Science and Technology, India. She is a recipient of Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship by Cape Peninsula University of Technology Cape Town, South Africa. Dr. Dheeran has research experience in Biocatalysis, Thermophilic microbiology and Biofuels. She has nine research papers in various peer-reviewed journals, three book chapters and three conference proceedings. She is one of the co-editors of the book titled Fungal Biorefineries (published by Springer in July 2018). Dr. Dheeran is actively engaged as a review editor for Marine Biotechnology and Bioenergy and Biofuels journals.

    Sachin Kumar is Deputy Director in the Biochemical Conversion Division at the Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Bio-Energy, Kapurthala, India. He was Visiting Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, USA, for a year. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India, and has research experience in biochemical conversion of biomass to biofuels including bioethanol, biogas, biohydrogen, lignin valorization, etc. He has completed eight research projects and one consultancy project. Dr. Sachin has published more than 75 papers in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and papers in conference proceedings and 7 edited books. He has one granted US patent and 3 filed Indian patents. He has delivered more than 35 invited/plenary lectures and presented more than 75 papers in national and international conferences. He is a recipient of 2016 ASM-IUSSTF Indo-US Research Professorship and was selected as Bioenergy-Awards for Cutting Edge Research (B-ACER) Fellow 2016 by DBT and IUSSTF.