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Biofuel Production Technologies: Critical Analysis for Sustainability

  • Neha Srivastava
  • Manish Srivastava
  • P. K. Mishra
  • Vijai Kumar Gupta

Part of the Clean Energy Production Technologies book series (CEPT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Pietro Bartocci, Roman Tschentscher, Yunjun Yan, Haiping Yang, Gianni Bidini, Francesco Fantozzi
    Pages 1-36
  3. Felipe Lange Shimizu, Hernan Dario Zamora Zamora, Alison Andrei Schmatz, Ranieri Bueno Melati, Danilo Bueno, Michel Brienzo
    Pages 37-64
  4. Seethalaksmi Elangovan, Sathish Babu Soundra Pandian, Geetha S. J., Sanket J. Joshi
    Pages 65-104
  5. Gupta Monika, Panpatte Deepak, Jhala Yogeshvari, Vyas Rajababu
    Pages 105-121
  6. Sheelendra Mangal Bhatt, Shilpa Bhat
    Pages 123-139
  7. Selvaraju Sivamani, B. S. Naveen Prasad, Zahrah Abdullah Khalfan Al-Sharji, Khair Abdulhakeem Musallem Al-Rawas, Azan Salim Dadin Al-Blowshi, Anas Salim Basheer Al-Yafii et al.
    Pages 141-153
  8. Bikash Kumar, Nisha Bhardwaj, Komal Agrawal, Pradeep Verma
    Pages 155-201
  9. Komal Agrawal, Ankita Bhatt, Nisha Bhardwaj, Bikash Kumar, Pradeep Verma
    Pages 203-237
  10. B. S. Dhanya, Dhruv Singh, Asim Kumar Jana, Anjani Kumar Dwiwedi, Ashok Kumar Sharma, Munusamy Chamundeeswari et al.
    Pages 239-281
  11. Mohammad Shahed Hasan Khan Tushar, Animesh Dutta
    Pages 283-298
  12. Srilakshmi Akula, Narasimha Golla
    Pages 299-324
  13. Sathyanarayanan Aswin, Selvi Pandiyan Ranjithkumar, Selvaraju Sivamani
    Pages 325-342

About this book


Production and utilization of sustainable energy toward maintaining a clean environment is a major challenge. At the same time, the continued depletion of fossil fuels and the global dependency on non-renewable fuels is a chief concern. Moreover, the long-term economic and environmental issues associated with the high utilization of fossil fuel, such as global warming, are also important, particularly in the context of the predicted increase in the global population to around 5 billion by 2050. 

In recent years, researchers have been investigating alternative, renewable fuels to replace fossil fuels. Of the various options, biofuels are especially attractive due to their low production costs and the fact that they are pollution free. Also known as transportation fuels, their energy is derived from biological resources or through the biological processes. Biofuels such as biohydrogen, biomethane, biogas, ethanol and butanol offer a number of advantages and can be economically produced from cellulosic biomass. As such, they can play a vital role in sustainably meeting future energy demands.

Biofuels have the potential to become a global primary energy source, offering significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions as well as opportunities to increase economic and social development in rural communities and reduce the problems associated with waste disposal. However, low yields and lack of process technology are some of the aspects that need to be addressed.

This book offers an overview of existing biofuels and the technologies to solve the problems associated with their practical implementation. Evaluating the biofuel options and discussing the opportunities and risks in relation to resources, technologies, practices, markets and policy, it provides insights into the development of economically viable bioenergy industries.


Biomass Biofuels Biohydrogen Bioethanol Fermentable sugar

Editors and affiliations

  • Neha Srivastava
    • 1
  • Manish Srivastava
    • 2
  • P. K. Mishra
    • 3
  • Vijai Kumar Gupta
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Chemical Engineering & TechnologyIndian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University)VaranasiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Physics & Astrophysics, University of Delhi, Delhi, India, Department of Chemical Engineering & TechnologyIndian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University)VaranasiIndia
  3. 3.School of Science, Department of Chemistry and BiotechnologyTallinn University of TechnologyTallinnEstonia
  4. 4.School of Science, Department of Chemistry and BiotechnologyTallinn University of TechnologyTallinnEstonia

About the editors

Dr. Neha Srivastava

Neha Srivastava is currently working as Post-doctorate fellow in Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology, IIT (BHU) Varanasi, India. She has published 25 research articles in the in peer reviewed journals with 03 patents and have 01 Technology Transfer.  She has been completed her PhD from Department of Molecular and Cellular Engineering, SHIATS, India in 2016 in the area of bioenergy. She has been received 06 Young Scientist Awards. Presently, she is working on biofuels production (Cellulase enzymes; production and enhancement, biohydrogen production from waste biomass, bioethanol production). Field of Expertise: Biofuels production, microbial bioprocessing and enzyme technologies

Dr. Manish Srivastava

Manish Srivastava is working as DST INSPIRE faculty in the Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, India. He has published 45 research articles in the in peer reviewed journals, authored several book chapters and filed 1 patent. He worked as a post doctorate fellow in the Department of BIN Fusion Technology, Chonbuk National University from August 2012 to August 2013. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, DIT School of Engineering, Greater Noida, from July 2011 to July 2012. He received his Ph. D. in Physics from the Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, India in 2011. Presently, he is working on the synthesis of graphene based metal oxide hybrids and their applications as catalysts. His area of interest is synthesis of nanostsructured materials and their applications as catalyst for development of electrode materials in energy storage, biosensors and biofuels production. Field of Expertise: Synthesis of nanomaterials and their application as catalyst for development of electrode materials in energy storage, biosensors and biofules productions. 

Professor P.K. Mishra

P. K. Mishra is currently Professor and Head in the Department of Chemical Engineering & Technology, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, India. He obtained his PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) in 1995. He has authored/co-authored over 60 technical papers published in reputed national/international journals and supervised more than 20 doctoral students. He has received several awards and has 05 patents with 01 Technology Transfer. He is Fellow of Institution of Engineers India. He has received several awards at National/International levels. He has also made significant contribution towards development of entrepreneurship ecosystem in Eastern part of the country. He is coordinator Technology Business Incubator at the Institute and member Executive committee NISBUD, Ministry of Skill Development, Government of India. Field of Expertise: Biofuels production, microbial bioprocessing and enzyme technologies.

Dr. Vijai Kumar Gupta

Dr. Vijai Kumar Gupta from ERA Chair of Green Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, School of Science, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia, is one of the leading experts in the area of microbial biology and biotechnology. He is the member of International Sub-commission on Trichoderma and Hypocrea, Austria; International Society for Fungal Conservation, UK; and Secretary of European Mycological Association. Dr. Gupta is the Fellow of Prestigious- The Linnaean Society, London, UK; Fellow of Indian Mycological Association; and Fellow of Mycological Society of India. He has been honored with several awards in his career including Indian Young Scientist Award for his advanced research achievements in the field of fungal biology and biotechnology. He is the editor of few leading scientific journals of high repute and having many publications in his hands with h-index 21. He has edited many books for publishers of international renown such as CRC Press, Taylor and Francis, USA; Springer, USA; Elsevier Press, The Netherlands; Nova Science Publisher, USA; DE Gruyter, Germany; and CABI, UK.

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