1st Edition

Microbiology of Green Fuels

Edited By Abu Yousuf, Elia Tomás-Pejó Copyright 2023
    330 Pages 8 Color & 59 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    330 Pages 8 Color & 59 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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

    Jorge Aburto


    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.