1st Edition

Sustainable Butanol Biofuels

    272 Pages 14 Color & 26 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    272 Pages 14 Color & 26 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Bio-butanol has gained wide recognition globally as an advanced biofuel, which can be used directly as a substitute for gasoline in internal combustion engines. This book provides readers with an in-depth knowledge of the various aspects and steps involved in butanol production. Further, the current global status, history, various technologies adopted for butanol production from different feedstocks, and the role of microorganisms in the production process are also covered. The book has 12 chapters, with each chapter dedicated to covering various aspects of butanol, from production to applications.

    Current Status and Future Prospective on Different Generations of Biofuel Production

    Somvir Bajar, Anita Singh, Neha Yadav, Kavita Yadav, Anjali Prajapati and Neeta Rani

    Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs-7) for Bioeconomy with Bioenergy Sector

    Richa Kothari, Kajol Goria, Anu Bharti, Har Mohan Singh, Vinayak V. Pathak, Ashish Pathak and V.V. Tyagi

    Bioeconomy: Current Status and Challenges

    Shamshad Ahmad, Anu Bharti, Mohd Islahul Haq and Richa Kothari

    Butanol Biofuels: Current Status and Challenges

    Sonika Kumari, Pankaj Kumar, Veeramuthu Ashokkumar, Richa Kothari, Sheetal Rani, Jogendra Singh and Vinod Kumar

    Progress in Butanol Generation and Associated Challenges

    Bikash Kumar and Pradeep Verma

    Mechanisms and Applications of Biofuel: Acetone-Butanol-Ethanol Fermentation

    Ketaki Nalawade, Vrushali Kadam, Shuvashish Behera, Kakasaheb Konde and Sanjay Patil

    Bio-butanol: Potential Feedstocks and Production Techniques

    Anita and Narendra Kumar

    Biomaterial As Feedstocks for Butanol Biofuel: Lignocellulosic Biomass

    Kirti Bhatnagar, Neha Jaiswal, Anju Patel, Pankaj Kumar Srivastava and Arti Devi

    Advancement in Algal Biomass Based Biobutanol Production: Technologies and Research Trends

    Kulvinder Bajwa, Narsi R. Bishnoi, Muhammad Yousuf Jat Baloch and S.P. Jeevan Kumar

    Pretreatment and Hydrolysis of Biomaterials for Butanol Production

    Arti Devi, Anita Singh, Somvir Bajar and Deepak Pant

    Genetic Engineering in Butanol Production: Recent Trends

    Japleen Kaur, Zaheer Ud Din Sheikh, Anita Singh, Somvir Bajar and Meenakshi Suhag

    Biobutanol Production Using Nanotechnology: A Way Forward

    Renu Singh, Sibananda Darjee, Bharti Rohtagi, Ashish Khandelwal, Sapna Langyan, Amit Kumar Singh, Manoj Shrivastava, Anu Bharti, Har Mohan Singh and Sujata Kundan


    Dr. Anita Singh is working as an Assistant Professor at Department of Environmental Sciences, Central University of Jammu (J&K). She is having more than 9 years of teaching and research experience. Dr. Singh did her Ph.D. in bioethanol production from lignocellulosic biomass from GJUST, Hisar, Haryana, India. She did her post-doctoral research at the University of Georgia, USA, on the selective removal of inhibitors from lignocellulosic biomass under the UGC Raman Post-doctoral fellowship program. Dr. Singh has published 50 research papers in international and national journals as well as book chapters in edited books. Dr. Singh completed two sponsored research projects from UGC and DST-SERB.

    Dr. Richa Kothari is working as an Associate Professor at the Department of Environmental Sciences, Central University of Jammu (J&K), India. She was a WARI Fellow (IUSSTF) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, USA. She was selected in the list of World’s top 2% scientists by Stanford’s University, USA for significant research work, 2020 and 2021. She has been actively involved in research in the areas of clean and green energy production and wastewater treatment. She has published more than 100 research papers/book chapters in SCI/Scopus journals. She has delivered lectures at national and international levels.

    Dr. Somvir Bajar is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, J.C. Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA, Faridabad, Haryana (India). His work is focused on the exploration of energy recovery possibilities from waste sectors and sustainable solutions for the abatement of environmental pollutants. He has more than 10 years of teaching and research experience and has published 35 research papers in peer-reviewed journals of international repute and edited books. He has been also involved in providing environmental consultancy to more than 600 industries and played a considerable role in the development and implementation of a self-sustaining business model with consultancy activities in his career.

    Dr. Vineet Veer Tyagi is currently working as Head at the School of Energy Management, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Jammu (J&K), India. He was Post Doctoral Research Fellow at UMPEDAC, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He was the recipient of prestigious research fellowships from MNRE and CSIR at IIT-Delhi, New Delhi, India. He has published more than 150 publications in reputed international peer-reviewed (SCI/Scopus) journals with more than 15000 citations. He was selected in the list of the World’s top 2% scientists by Stanford University, USA for significant academic and research work in 2020 and 2021. His work is focused on renewable energy technologies and energy storage.