1st Edition

Nanobiotechnology for Sustainable Bioenergy and Biofuel Production

Edited By Madan L. Verma Copyright 2020
    356 Pages 4 Color & 35 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    356 Pages 4 Color & 35 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    356 Pages 4 Color & 35 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    Key Features

    • 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

    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.