Nanomaterials in Biofuels Research

  • Manish Srivastava
  • Neha 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. Ajay Kumar Chauhan
    Pages 1-28
  3. Muhammad Irfan, Mamoona Saeed, Bushra Iqbal, Misbah Ghazanfar
    Pages 29-52
  4. T. C. Mokhena, M. J. John, M. A. Sibeko, V. C. Agbakoba, M. J. Mochane, A. Mtibe et al.
    Pages 115-141
  5. Veer Singh, Vipul Kumar Yadav, Vishal Mishra
    Pages 143-160
  6. Veena Paul, Prasad Rasane, Kajal Dhawan, Abhishek Dutt Tripathi
    Pages 161-190
  7. Misbah Ghazanfar, Muhammad Irfan
    Pages 275-307

About this book


As renewable energy sources, biofuels have tremendous potential to replace fossil fuels in future energy scenarios, offering green alternative energy sources. However, though such fuels could mean a significant reduction in environmental pollution, they are still far from practical implementation due to their high production costs and technical issues.

Consequently, efforts are being made around the globe to achieve the cost-effective production of biofuels. In this context, the use of nanomaterials to improve biofuels production efficiency is a vital, emerging area. Nanomaterials are attracting attention due to their versatile physicochemical properties and may improve the production process for various biofuels by acting as catalysts.  However, this area is still in its infancy. To improve the practical viability of  the biofuels production process, it is essential to focus on the specific type of nanomaterial used, its synthesis, and its specific effects on the process parameters. 

This book explores the potential advantages and feasibility of various aspects of nanomaterials with regard to improving the current biofuels production process, making it a valuable resource for a broad readership.


Microbial fermentation Biofuels Fermentable sugar Nanomaterials Nanocatalyst

Editors and affiliations

  • Manish Srivastava
    • 1
  • Neha Srivastava
    • 2
  • P. K. Mishra
    • 3
  • Vijai Kumar Gupta
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, Delhi, India, Department of Chemical Engineering and TechnologyIIT (BHU)VaranasiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Chemical Engineering and TechnologyIIT (BHU)VaranasiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Chemical Engineering and TechnologyIIT (BHU)VaranasiIndia
  4. 4.Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia, ERA Chair VALORTECHEstonian University of Life SciencesTartuEstonia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-9332-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-9333-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-6861
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-687X
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