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1st Edition

Microbiology of Green Fuels

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ISBN 9780367773915
March 10, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
330 Pages 8 Color & 59 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The replacement of fossil-derived compounds by bio-based fuels and chemicals is crucial for the implementation of a sustainable bioeconomy. In this context, microorganisms are key players for biofuels’ production from renewable sources. Biotechnological biofuel production processes require conversion microorganisms capable of both efficiently assimilating renewable low-cost carbon sources and diverting their metabolisms towards the specific biofuel. Exploring the wide diversity of microorganisms available on Earth will surely aid to make the production of green fuels a reality.

This book gives a wide overview of different microbial-based processes for green fuels production. The book also includes techno-economic analysis and highlights strategic, commercial and environmental interests in promoting green fuels. All these facts make this book very valuable not only for the scientific community but also for biofuel companies and policy makers.

Table of Contents

Biofuels: Introduction, Historical and Commercial Aspects. Green Fuels: Algae-based Sources and Production Routes. Agro-Industrial Wastes to Sustainable Bio-Oil Fuels, Enzymes and Biobased Chemicals in Yeast-Biorefineries. Microbial and Ecological Aspects in Biohydrogen Production by Dark Fermentation. Biohydrogen from Biomass: Fermentation Pathway and Economic Aspects. Microbial Roles in Second Generation Bioethanol. Production of Bioethanol from Lignocellulosic Materials by Non-conventional Microorganisms. Strategies to Enhance Biobutanol Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass. Bioconversion of Agro-Industrial Residues into Biobutanol. Microbiology of Biodiesel Production. Harvesting and Lipid Extraction of Microalgal Biomass: Sustainable Routes to Biodiesel. Biodiesel from Microalgae: In-depth Extraction Processes and Transesterification Strategies. Biogas Production Enhancement Employing Bioelectrochemical Systems. Green Fuel from Sewage Sludge: Roles of Microorganism. Techno-economic Study of Microbial Green Fuels vs Plant Fuels.

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Dr. Abu Yousuf holds PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. His primary research interests include Biorefinery, Bioenergy, Bioremediation and Waste-to-energy processes. For his research excellence, Dr. Yousuf achieved Dean’s Award 2019 from Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (Bangladesh). He held the position of Senior Lecturer at Faculty of Engineering Technology in University Malaysia Pahang (Malaysia) and he is currently serving as a Professor in Chemical Engineering and Polymer Science at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (Bangladesh).

Dr. Elia Tomás-Pejó received her PhD with International Mention from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid in 2009. After 3 years at the Industrial Biotechnology Group at Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), she was awarded with a MARIE Courie-AMAROUT grant to join the Biotechnological Processes Unit at IMDEA Energy where she is now Senior Assistant Researcher and Ramón y Cajal Fellow. Dr. Tomás-Pejó has a strong background in lignocellulose valorization mainly for bioethanol production and works in a new research line for the production of microbial oils from waste-derived short-chain fatty acids.