Algal Biofuels

Recent Advances and Future Prospects

  • Sanjay Kumar Gupta
  • Anushree Malik
  • Faizal Bux

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. B. Ravindran, Mayur B. Kurade, Akhil N. Kabra, Byong-Hun Jeon, Sanjay Kumar Gupta
    Pages 1-37
  3. Chitralekha Nag Dasgupta, Sanjeeva Nayaka
    Pages 39-56
  4. Faiz Ahmad Ansari, Ajam Yakub Shekh, Sanjay Kumar Gupta, Faizal Bux
    Pages 57-76
  5. Poonam Choudhary, Anushree Malik, Kamal K. Pant
    Pages 77-96
  6. Vikas Kumar Patel, Narendra Kumar Sahoo, Akash Kumar Patel, Prasant Kumar Rout, Satya Narayan Naik, Alok Kalra
    Pages 109-126
  7. Mahmoud Nasr, Mohamed Ateia, Kareem Hassan
    Pages 127-139
  8. Amit K. Bajhaiya, S. K. Mandotra, Archana Ansolia, Amit Barsana
    Pages 141-162
  9. Mayuri Chabukdhara, Sanjay Kumar Gupta, Manashjit Gogoi
    Pages 163-188
  10. Sudheer Kumar Shukla, Joseph V. Thanikal, Latifa Haouech, Sanjay Govind Patil, Vivek Kumar
    Pages 189-225
  11. Megha Mathur, Arghya Bhattacharya, Anushree Malik
    Pages 227-245
  12. Vishal Mishra, Akhilesh Dubey, Sanjeev Kumar Prajapti
    Pages 259-280
  13. Abhishek Guldhe, Krishan Ramluckan, Poonam Singh, Ismail Rawat, Suresh Kumar Mahalingam, Faizal Bux
    Pages 315-329
  14. Barkha Vaish, Pooja Singh, Prabhat Kumar Singh, Rajeev Pratap Singh
    Pages 331-346
  15. Sheena Kumari, Mahmoud Nasr, Santhosh Kumar
    Pages 347-360
  16. Chunyan Tian, Zhidan Liu, Yuanhui Zhang
    Pages 361-391
  17. Shireen Quereshi, Ejaz Ahmad, K. K. Pant, Suman Dutta
    Pages 393-419
  18. Dipesh Kumar, Bhaskar Singh, Yogesh Chandra Sharma
    Pages 421-450
  19. Virendra Kumar, Ravindra Prasad Karela, John Korstad, Sanjeev Kumar, Rahul Srivastava, Kuldeep Bauddh
    Pages 451-466

About this book


This edited volume focuses on comprehensive state-of-the-art information about the practical aspects of cultivation, harvesting, biomass processing and biofuel production from algae. Chapters cover topics such as synthetic ecological engineering approaches towards sustainable production of biofuel feedstock, and algal biofuel production processes using wastewater. Readers will also discover more about the role of biotechnological engineering in improving ecophysiology, biomass and lipid yields.

Particular attention is given to opportunities of commercialization of algal biofuels that provides a realistic assessment of various techno-economical aspects of pilot scale algal biofuel production. The authors also explore the pre-treatment of biomass, catalytic conversion of algal lipids and hydrothermal liquefaction with the biorefinery approach in detail. In a nut shell, this volume will provide a wealth of information based on a realistic evaluation of contemporary developments in algal biofuel research with an emphasis on pilot scale studies. Researchers studying and working in the areas of environmental science, biotechnology, genetic engineering and biochemistry will find this work instructive and informative. 


Algal Technologies Biological Hydrogen Production Catalytic Transesterification Commercialization of Algal Biofuels Ecophysiology of Microalgae for Biofuels Hydrothermal Liquefaction Microalgal Lipid Biotechnology Phycoremediation Technologies

Editors and affiliations

  • Sanjay Kumar Gupta
    • 1
  • Anushree Malik
    • 2
  • Faizal Bux
    • 3
  1. 1.Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil EngineeringIndian Institute of TechnologyNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Applied Microbiology Laboratory, Centre for Rural Development and TechnologyIndian Institute of TechnologyNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Institute for Water and Wastewater TechnologyDurban University of TechnologyDurbanSouth Africa

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