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.
Table of Contents
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 the 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 Electrochemical 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
Debabrata Das is Former Head & Renewable Energy Chair Professor, Department of Biotechnology, and Professor-in-Charge P K Sinha Center for Bioenergy, Indian Institute of Technlogy Kharagpur, India. He has consulted for World Hydrogen Energy, LLC, New York, USA Pilot plant design, fabrication and commissioning of hydrogen generation from sewage sludge; IFB Agro Industries Ltd., Kolkata, Study of process of alcohol transfer/issue/measurement and calculation of spirit transacted; and The Excise Commissioner, Govt. of West Bengal, Study and review of the existing system of measurements of spirit in West Bengal. Dr. Das is the author of 4 books, Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Biomass and Bioenergy, and editorial board member of International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Indian Journal of Biotechnology, and Biotechnology for Biofuels.
Ms. Jhansi L. Varanasi earned her M.Tech. degree in Biotechnology from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) Kakinada, India in 2012. She is a project associate at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, working on fermentative and bioelectrochemical production of biofuels. Currently she is pursuing her Ph.D. under the guidance of Prof. Debabrata Das at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India. Her research interest focuses on clean energy generation and wastewater treatment using bioelectrochemical systems.