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Lignocellulosic Biomass Refining for Second Generation Biofuel Production

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ISBN 9781032067001
June 26, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
344 Pages 67 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book compiles research aspects of second generation (2G) biofuel production specifically sourced from lignocellulose biomass with the direction of biorefinery means. It focusses on the valorization of different sources of 2G biofuels and their relative importance. The constituents of lignocelluloses and their potential characteristics, end utilization of biofuel from production are discussed. Different means of treatments of lignocellulose through physical, physio-chemical, microbial, and enzymatic approaches are also included.


  • Describes technological advancements for bioethanol production from lignocellulosic waste.
  • Provides the roadmap for the production and utilization of 2G Biofuels.
  • Introduces the strategic role of metabolic engineering in the development of 2G biofuels.
  • Discusses technological advancements, life cycle assessment, and prospects.
  • Explores the novel potential lignocellulosic biomass for 2G biofuels.

This book is aimed at researchers and professionals in renewable energy, biofuel, bioethanol, lignocellulose conversion, fermentation, and chemical engineering.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Physical and physico-chemical treatments for lignocellulose conversion

Dr Ruben Sudhakar and Arumukam Ramasubramanianb

Chapter 2. Biorefining approaches for valorization of lignocellulosic resources

Diana Jose, Kittipong Rattanaporn, Nichapat Kittiborwornkul, Adeolu Adesoji Adediran and Malinee Sriariyanun

Chapter 3. Inhibitors and microbial tolerance during fermentation of biofuel production.

Muneera Lateef, Ziaul Hasan and Asimul Islam

Chapter 4. The role of metabolic engineering in the development of 2G biofuels. (Both in conversion and fermentation)

Vinod Kumar Nathan, Kalirajan Arunachalam, Aparna Ganapathy and Vilasam Sreekala

Chapter 5. Fermentation of hydrolysate derived from lignocellulose biomass towards biofuels production.

Fareeha Nadeem, Tahir Mehmood, Bisma Meer, Muhammad Bilal, Kushif Meer and Ayesha Butt

Chapter 6. Bioreactors for biofuels production sourced from lignocelluloses.

Subramaniyasharma Sivaraman, Bhuvaneshwari Veerapandian, Dayavathi Madhavan, Saravanan Ramiah Shanmugam and Ponnusami Venkatachalam

Chapter 7. Advanced pretreatment process for lignocellulose biomass

Itha Sai Kireeti, Ponnusami V. and A Arumugam

Chapter 8. Ionic Liquids As Potential Solvent for Separation of Biobutanol

Kalyani A. Motghare, Diwakar Shende and Kailas L. Wasewar

Chapter 9. Process Intensification in Production and Separation of Biobutanol

Dr. Kailas L. Wasewar

Chapter 10. Bioethanol production and separation through process intensification

Dr. Kailas L. Wasewar

Chapter 11. Production of high performance/aviation fuels from lignocellulosic biomass

Nhamo Chaukura; Charles Rashama and Ngonidzashe Chimwani

Chapter 12. The role of thermophilic microorganisms and thermostable enzymes in biofuel production through the conversion of LCB of fermentation.

Govindarajan Ramadoss, Saravanan Ramiah Shanmugham and Ramachandran Sivaramakrishnan

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Dr. Ponnusami V. is presently working as Associate Dean in the School of Chemical & Biotechnology, SASTRA Deemed University, India. He graduated from A. C. Tech., Anna University and did his doctoral research in SASTRA Deemed University, India. He has rich industrial &amp, academic experience. His research interests include domestic and industrial wastewater treatment, bioconversion of lignocellulose, and bioprocessing. His group is working on photocatalysis, production of renewable fuels and microbial polysaccharides. He had published over 50 research papers in international journals.

Dr. Kiran Babu Uppuluri was awarded his PhD from the Faculty of Chemical engineering, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, in 2011, currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, School of Chemical and Biotechnology, SASTRA Deemed University, Thanjavur. From the past seventeen years, he has been engaged with the development, modeling, optimization, and intensification of a bioprocess for various biochemicals like biofuels, therapeutic enzymes, and biopolymers. The primary focus is on the utilization of agricultural feedstocks for the production of biofuels. Different pretreatment and hydrolysis methods were tested; optimized and developed for the effective use of biomass as potential bioenergy feedstock. This also involves the continuous production of cellulolytic enzymes, biopolymers and fabrication of nano-cellulases, enzyme bioreactors. The formulated nano-cellulase bioreactors have been tested for their stability, efficiency, and repeatability for the hydrolysis of lignocellulosic material to produce biofuels. Besides research expertise, he is a teacher who handles fundamental theory and experimental courses in Biofuels Technology, Bioprocess Technology, Downstream processing and Bioprospecting, to graduates and masters at SASTRA Deemed University.

Dr. Rangabhashiyam S is currently working as Assistant Professor in the School of Chemical and Biotechnology, SASTRA Deemed University, India. He received his Doctor of Philosophy degree from National Institute of Technology Calicut, India. He has received Post-Doctoral Fellowship from Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Germany, received National-Post Doctoral Fellowship from SERB-DST, India, selected as Young Scientist by DST, India for the BRICS Conclave held in Durban, South Africa and received Hiyoshi Young Leaf Award from Hiyoshi Ecological Services, Hiyoshi Corporation, Japan. His major research interests are bioremediation and wastewater treatment. He is Editorial Board Member in Scientific Reports, Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, Associate Editor in International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, IET Nanobiotechnology, Frontiers in Environmental Chemistry, Academic Editor of Adsorption Science and Technology and Editorial Board of Scientific Reports. He has published more than 90 papers and also contributed several book chapters including editing books from Elsevier and Wiley. Listed in World's Top 2% Scientist published by Elsevier, Stanford.

Dr. Pardeep Singh is presently working as an Assistant professor Department of Environmental Study, PGDAV College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India. He obtained his doctorate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi. He was also selected as Young Scientist by DST, India for the BRICS Conclave held in Durban, South Africa. His research interests include waste management, wastewater treatment, water scarcity and global climate change. He has published more than 75 research/ review papers in international journals in the fields of waste and wastewater treatment / management. He has also edited more than 40 books with various international publishers.