Nanobiotechnology for Sustainable Bioenergy and Biofuel Production provides insights into the most recent innovations, trends, concerns and challenges in the production of biofuels. This book highlights a number of key research topics and practical applications of modern nanomaterials and nanocomposite-driven enzyme biotechnology for biofuels production, including the advances in the nanoscaffolds design (nanomaterials support) for immobilizing bioenergy producing enzymes (nanobiocatalyst system), the recent trends in biomass processing (untreated/treated agriculture and food waste, grasses, algal, etc.) using advanced nanobiocatalysts for biofuels production and the scale-up study of bioenergy production using nanomaterials immobilized enzymes and biofuel harvesting using nanomaterials.
At the outset of new nanobiotechnology applications in biofuel production, there is a need for a new resource in the bioenergy field. This book delivers an overview of the contributions of biofuel production and the most up-to-date advances in nanobiotechnology to a diverse audience ranging from post-graduate students to researchers in biochemical engineering, biotechnology, bioremediation and environmental studies and pharmaceutical professionals.
• Outlines the most recent nanobiotechnological advances in biofuels and bioenergy for biofuels productions
• Covers biodiesel, bioethanol, biomethane, biohydrogen, biorefineries and biofuel harvesting using nanomaterials
• Explains the scale-up nanobiotechnological study of biofuel production at the bioreactor level
Table of Contents
Challenges and Opportunities in the Application of Nanotechnology for Sustainable Biofuel Production
Shailendra Kumar Singh, Ajay Bansal, Suman Kapur and Shanthy Sundaram
Recent Advances in Enzyme Immobilization Using Nanomaterials and Its Applications for the Production of Biofuels
Sujit Sadashiv Jagtap and Ashwini Ashok Bedekar
Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) Based Enzyme Immobilisation for Biofuel Applications
Aravind Madhavan, Sharrel Rebello, Raveendran Sindhu, Parameswaran Binod and Ashok Pandey
Role of Chitosan Nanotechnology in Biofuel Production
Meenu Thakur, Rekha Kushwaha and Madan L. Verma
Advancements in Nanobiocatalysis for Bioenergy and Biofuel Production
G. Velvizhi, J. Ranjitha, S. Vijayalakshmi and G.N. Nikhil
Recent Trends in Nanobiocatalysis for Biofuel Production
Nisha Singh, Shweta Singh and Motilal Mathesh
Nanobiotechnology of Ligninolytic and Cellulolytic Enzymes for Enhanced Bioethanol Production
Pardeep Kaur and Gurvinder Singh Kocher
Nanoparticles in Methane Production from Anaerobic Digesters: Advantages, Challenges and Perspectives
Efraín Reyes Cruz, Lilia Ernestina Montañez Hernández, Inty Omar Hernández De Lira and Nagamani Balagurusamy
Contributions of Nanomaterials in Biohydrogen Production
Santosh Kumar, Rekha Kushwaha and Madan L. Verma
Nanobiotechnological Solutions for Sustainable Bioenergy Production
Madan L. Verma, Kaushal Kishor, B.S. Dhanya, Jatinder S. Randhawa and Asim K. Jana
Nanobiotechnology Advances in Bioreactors for Biodiesel Production
Bhaskar Birru, P. Shalini and Madan L. Verma
Impact of Nanotechnology in Biorefineries: An Overview
Rekha Kushwaha, Santosh Kumar, Balraj Singh Gill, Navgeet and Madan Lal Verma
Dr. Madan L. Verma is an assistant professor in the Department of Biotechnology at Indian Institute of Information Technology Una, Himachal Pradesh, India. Dr. Verma is an established senior researcher who has developed sustainable processes through his expertise in bioprocessing and nanobiotechnology.
He employs nanotechnology approaches for enhancing the efficiency of various bioprocesses that have application in food biotechnology, pharmaceutical and bioenergy sector. He has many international and national awards to his credits. Dr. Verma has published 50 research articles in peer-reviewed journals, and 35 book chapters, and has edited seven books on industrial biotechnology.