Focusing on fundamentals of biofuel production from renewable energy sources and biohydrogen production, this book offers a complete understanding of the bioconversion processes. Each chapter begins with a fundamental explanation for general readers and ends with in-depth scientific details suitable for expert readers. It discusses different types of production technologies covering basic concepts, production strategies, commercial usage, and advances.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Biofuels. Chapter 2: Biofuels production from renewable energy sources. Chapter 3: Microorganisms involved in biofuel production processes. Chapter 4: Biochemical pathways for the biofuel production. Chapter 5: Molecular biological approaches for the improvement of biofuels production. Chapter 6: Biohydrogen production by dark fermentation process. Chapter 7: Biohydrogen production by photobiological processes. Chapter 8: Biomethanation. Chapter 9: Bioethanol. Chapter 10: Biobutanol. Chapter 11: Biodiesel. Chapter 12: Microbial electrochemcial technologies and their applications. Chapter 13: Effect of reactor configurations on gaseous biofuel production. Chapter 14: Scale-up and case studies of biofuel production processes. Chapter 15: Energy and economic analysis of biofuel production processes. Index.