Substrate Analysis for Effective Biofuels Production

  • 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-xii
  2. Archana Tiwari, Thomas Kiran Marella
    Pages 1-32
  3. Enosh Phillips
    Pages 33-50
  4. Madan L. Verma, Raj Saini, Sneh Sharma, Varsha Rani, Asim K. Jana
    Pages 51-78
  5. John Jeslin, Antwin Koshy, Munusamy Chamundeeswari, Madan Lal Verma
    Pages 79-122
  6. S. J. Geetha, Saif Al-Bahry, Yahya Al-Wahaibi, Sanket J. Joshi
    Pages 123-147
  7. Nesrine BenYahmed, Mohamed Amine Jmel, Issam Smaali
    Pages 217-242
  8. Satish Kumar Sharma, Aradhana Kumari, Vinay Dwivedi, Pankaj Kumar Rai, Monika Gupta
    Pages 263-272

About this book


As a substrate, cellulose plays a crucial role in the biomass-based biofuel production process, and is essential to enzyme and sugar production. Accordingly, ensuring maximum availability of cellulose for enzyme production and bioconversion for sugar generation is one of the major challenges for sustainable biofuels production. To date there has been extensive research on biofuel production using lignocellulosic biomass, but there is a huge gap when it comes to the critical analysis of cellulose content, structural feasibility, availability, and economic processing, so that it can be converted for enzyme and fuel production at low cost.

Consequently, this book discusses the availability of lignocellulosic substrate for biofuel production in light of the challenges that the biofuels industry is currently facing. After identifying the major substrate selection challenges for the practical biofuel production process, the book addresses said challenges by focusing on various issues such as: potential substrates that have high cellulosic content, structural feasibility, and low-cost & effective processing to remedy the structural complexity of biomass structure and create added value. In addition, it covers recent advancements in cellulase production and outlines future prospects.

Given its scope, it offers a valuable guide for research students and industry practitioners alike.


Biomass Biofuels Cellulose Cellulase Fermentable Sugar Bioethanol Biohydrogen

Editors and affiliations

  • Neha Srivastava
    • 1
  • Manish Srivastava
    • 2
  • P. K. Mishra
    • 3
  • Vijai Kumar Gupta
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Chemical Engineering and TechnologyIIT (BHU) VaranasiVaranasiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India, Department of Chemical Engineering and TechnologyIIT (BHU) VaranasiVaranasiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Chemical Engineering and TechnologyIIT (BHU) VaranasiVaranasiIndia
  4. 4.Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, School of ScienceTallinn University of TechnologyTallinnEstonia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-32-9606-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-32-9607-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-6861
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-687X
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