Sustainable Biotechnology- Enzymatic Resources of Renewable Energy

  • Om V. Singh
  • Anuj K. Chandel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Om V. Singh, Anuj K. Chandel
    Pages 1-4
  3. Vishal Sharma, Bilqeesa Bhat, Mahak Gupta, Surbhi Vaid, Shikha Sharma, Parushi Nargotra et al.
    Pages 5-55
  4. Latika Bhatia, Anuj K. Chandel, Akhilesh K. Singh, Om V. Singh
    Pages 57-82
  5. Anurup Adak, Surender Singh, A. K. Lavanya, Anamika Sharma, Lata Nain
    Pages 83-116
  6. Catia Giovanna Lopresto, Alessandra Verardi, Cecilia Nicoletti, Debolina Mukherjee, Vincenza Calabro, Sudip Chakraborty et al.
    Pages 117-154
  7. Ruly Terán Hilares, Muhammad Ajaz Ahmed, Marcos Moacir de Souza Junior, Paulo R. F. Marcelino, Silvio S. da Silva, Júlio César dos Santos
    Pages 155-176
  8. Vikas Sharma, D. Vasanth
    Pages 205-217
  9. Daniela V. Cortez, Cristiano Reis, Victor H. Perez, Heizir F. De Castro
    Pages 247-288
  10. Avinash P. Ingle, Priti Paralikar, Silvio Silverio da Silva, Mahendra Rai
    Pages 289-305
  11. Konstantina Boura, Panagiotis Kandylis, Argyro Bekatorou, Agapi Dima, Maria Kanellaki, Athanasios A. Koutinas
    Pages 307-324
  12. Lilia E. Montañez-Hernández, Inty Omar Hernández-De Lira, Gregorio Rafael-Galindo, María de Lourdes Froto Madariaga, Nagamani Balagurusamy
    Pages 325-354
  13. Akhilesh Kumar Singh, Laxuman Sharma, Janmejai Kumar Srivastava, Nirupama Mallick, Mohammad Israil Ansari
    Pages 355-398
  14. Sudhakar Muniyasamy, Özgür Seydibeyoğlu, Boopalan Thulasinathan, A. Arun
    Pages 399-421
  15. Cristiano E. Rodrigues Reis, Aravindan Rajendran, Messias B. Silva, Bo Hu, Heizir F. de Castro
    Pages 423-437
  16. Bruna C. M. Gonçalves, Messias B. Silva
    Pages 439-461
  17. Yeruva Thirupathaiah, Anuj K. Chandel, V. Sivaprasad
    Pages 463-472
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 473-476

About this book


Nature offers abundant renewable resources that can be used to partially replace fossil fuels and commodity chemicals but issues of cost, technology readiness levels, and compatibility with existing distribution networks remain huge challenges. Cellulosic ethanol and biodiesel are the most immediately obvious target fuels, with hydrogen, methane and butanol as other potentially viable products. This book continues to bridge the technology gap and focus on critical aspects of lignocellulosic biomolecules and the respective mechanisms regulating their bioconversion to liquid fuels into energy and value-added products of industrial significance. This book is a collection of reviews elucidating several broad-ranging areas of progress and challenges in the utilization of sustainable resources of renewable energy, especially in biofuels. This book comes just at a time when government and industries are accelerating their efforts in the exploration of alternative energy resources, with expectations of the establishment of long-term sustainable alternatives to petroleum-based liquid fuels. Apart from liquid fuel this book also emphasizes the use of sustainable resources for value-added products, which may help in revitalizing the biotechnology industry at a broader scale. This book also provides a comprehensive review of basic literature and advance research methodologies to graduate students studying environmental microbiology, chemical engineering, bio-economy and microbial biotechnology.


Bioenergy Enzymatic bioconversion Bio-products Biofuel Lignocellulosics Bacteria

Editors and affiliations

  • Om V. Singh
    • 1
  • Anuj K. Chandel
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Biological and Health ScienceUniversity of PittsburghBradfordUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiotechnologyUniversity of São PauloLorenaBrazil

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