Microbiology of Green Fuels
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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
1. Biofuels: Introduction, Historical and Commercial Aspects
Maria G. Savvidou, Styliani Kalantzi and Diomi Mamma
2. Green Fuels: Algae-based Sources and Production Routes
Jonathan S. Harris and Anh N. Phan
3. Agro-Industrial Wastes to Sustainable Bio-Oil Fuels, Enzymes and Biobased Chemicals in Yeast-Biorefineries
R. Cosío-Cuadros, Gema Núñez-López, Martha F. Martín del Campo, Jorge A. Rodríguez, Juan C. Mateos-Díaz and Georgina Sandoval
4. Microbial and Ecological Aspects in Biohydrogen Production by Dark Fermentation
Braga Nan, L., Noguer, M., Dauptain, K. and Trably, E.
5. Biohydrogen from Biomass: Fermentation Pathway and Economic Aspects
Md. Tanvir Ahad, Munshi Md. Shafwat Yazdan, Thinesh Selvaratnam, Zahed Siddique and Ashiqur Rahman
6. Microbial Roles in Second Generation Bioethanol
Abu Yousuf, Md. Shahadat Hossain and Md. Anisur Rahman
7. Production of Bioethanol from Lignocellulosic Materials by Non-conventional Microorganisms
Juan Carlos López-Linares, Juan Miguel Romero-García, María del Mar Contreras, Inmaculada Romero and Eulogio Castro
8. Strategies to Enhance Biobutanol Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass
Baranitharan Ethiraj, Topu Raihan, Sumaya Sarmin, Ahasanul Karim, Md. Maksudur Rahman Khan, Kirupa Sankar Muthuvelu, Shanmugaprakash Muthusamy, Abu Yousuf and M. Amirul Islam
9. Bioconversion of Agro-Industrial Residues into Biobutanol
Mónica Coca, M. Teresa García-Cubero, Susana Lucas and Valeria Reginatto
10. Microbiology of Biodiesel Production
Juan Jáuregui Rincón, David Chaos Hernández, Hilda Elizabeth Reynel Avila and Didilia Ileana Mendoza Castillo
11. Harvesting and Lipid Extraction of Microalgal Biomass: Sustainable Routes to Biodiesel
Natasha Nabila Ibrahim, Imran Ahmad, Norhayati Abdullah, Laila Amalia Dina Purba, Anas Al-Dailami, Iwamoto Koji, Shaza Eva Mohamad and Ali Yuzir
12. Biodiesel from Microalgae: In-depth Extraction Processes and Transesterification Strategies
Natasha Nabila Ibrahim, Imran Ahmad, Norhayati Abdullah, Iwamoto Koji and Shaza Eva Mohamad
13. Biogas Production Enhancement Employing Bioelectrochemical Systems
Min-Hua Cui, Thangavel Sangeetha and Wen-Zong Liu
14. Green Fuel from Sewage Sludge: Roles of Microorganism
Simona Di Fraia, Nicola Massarotti and M. Rakib Uddin
15. Techno-economic Study of Microbial Green Fuels vs Plant Fuels
Dr. Abu Yousuf holds a 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.