Renewable Biofuels

Bioconversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass by Microbial Community

  • Vandana Rana
  • Diwakar Rana

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Vandana Rana, Diwakar Rana
    Pages 1-18
  3. Vandana Rana, Diwakar Rana
    Pages 19-67
  4. Vandana Rana, Diwakar Rana
    Pages 87-104
  5. Vandana Rana, Diwakar Rana
    Pages 105-106

About this book


This book offers a complete introduction for novices to understand key concepts of biocatalysis and how to produce in-house enzymes that can be used for low-cost biofuels production.  The authors discuss the challenges involved in the commercialization of the biofuel industry, given the expense of commercial enzymes used for lignocellulose conversion.  They describe the limitations in the process, such as complexity of lignocellulose structure, different microbial communities’ actions and interactions for degrading the recalcitrant structure of lignocellulosic materials, hydrolysis mechanism and potential for bio refinery.  Readers will gain understanding of the key concepts of microbial catalysis of lignocellulosic biomass, process complexities and selection of microbes for catalysis or genetic engineering to improve the production of bioethanol or biofuel


Biofuels catalysts for biofuels Bioethanol Production Microbial Tools for Bioethanol Production Lignocellulose Conversion

Authors and affiliations

  • Vandana Rana
    • 1
  • Diwakar Rana
    • 2
  1. 1.Black & Veatch CorporationKansas CityUSA
  2. 2.E. I. du Pont de Nemours and CompanyOverland ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-47378-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-47379-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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