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Fungi in Fuel Biotechnology

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  • Presents state-of-the-art applications of fungi in biofuel production
  • Investigates plant probiotic fungi as a new source for bioethanol production
  • Includes advanced techniques such as modeling, life cycle assessment, and thermodynamic analysis

Part of the book series: Fungal Biology (FUNGBIO)

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Table of contents (9 chapters)


About this book

Due to the huge quantity and diverse nature of their metabolic pathways, fungi have great potential to be used for the production of different biofuels such as bioethanol, biobutanol, and biodiesel. This book presents recent advances, as well as challenges and promises, of fungal applications in biofuel production, subsequently discussing plant pathogenic fungi for bioethanol and biodiesel production, including their mechanisms of action. 

Additionally, this book reviews biofuel production using plant endophytic fungi, wood-rotting fungi, fungal biocontrol agents, and gut fungi, and it investigates highly efficient fungi for biofuel production and process design in fungal-based biofuel production systems. Finally, life cycle assessment of fungal-based biofuel production systems are discussed in this volume.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Microbial Biotechnology Department, Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran (ABRII)Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Organization (AREEO), Karaj, Iran

    Gholamreza Salehi Jouzani

  • Microbial Biotechnology Department, Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran (ABRII)Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Karaj, Iran

    Meisam Tabatabaei

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering of Agricultural MachineryFaculty of Agriculture Engineering and Technology, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran

    Mortaza Aghbashlo

About the editors

Dr. Gholamreza Salehi Jouzani is a Professor of Microbial Biotechnology at the Microbial Biotechnology Department of Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran (ABRII). His research focus is agricultural microbial bio-products and biorefinery, including biofuels from biomass, biocompost, biopesticides, biofertilizers, and probiotics. Professor Salehi Jouzani has co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, achieved more than 8 patents, and transferred two technologies to the private sector (h-index: 20, i10-index: 32). His publications have received 2221 citations. He has supervised more than 60 graduate students. In addition, he serves on the editorial board of several reputed journals including the Bioengineered (Taylor & Francis Online), Iranian Journal of Biotechnology, and Iranian Journal of Microbiology.

Dr. Meisam Tabatabaei is an Associate Professor of Environmental Biotechnology (Universiti Teknologi MARA-UiTM, Malaysia) and is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Biofuel Research Journal (BRJ) in Canada. Meisam has been working closely with the United Nation Development Program (UNDP) to promote waste-oriented biofuels in the developing world. Since 2016, he has been the lead collaborator of the Lancet Commission on Public Health and Climate Change (UCL, UK) and has published over 250 publications including original research papers and reviews in journals such as The Lancet (Impact Factor: 59.102), Progress in Energy and Combustion Sciences (Impact Factor: 26.467), Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (Impact Factor: 10.556), etc. (Citations: >7350, h-index: 43, i10 index: 147) He is currently also a Guest Professor at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Transport (Vietnam). Dr. Tabatabaei has been listed on the Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers List (Top 1% scientists in the world) in Engineering Category since 2017. He is the Editor of the Book Volumes "Biogas: Fundamentals, Process, and Operation” and "Biodiesel: from Production to Combustion" which have been published by Springer Nature in 2018 and is on the Editorial/Advisory Board of International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment (Springer), Data In Brief (Elsevier), MethodsX (Elsevier), and Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects (Taylor & Francis). Meisam is the Associate Editor of Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier; Impact Factor: 6.395) and Frontiers in Energy Research. Dr. Tabatabaei is also the Guest Editor of Special Issues in Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews (Elsevier) and Energies (MDPI). Meisam is the Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier Book Series on Biomass and Biofuels.

Dr. Mortaza Aghbashlo is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, University of Tehran, Iran. He has received University of Tehran’s award for Excellence in Research in 2008, 2012, and 2017. His researchinterests primarily include renewable energies, biofuels, exergy-based analyses, and sustainability assessment. With over 150 technical publications in highly referred journals such as Progress in Energy and Combustion Sciences, Fuel, Energy, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, etc., Mortaza is an established researcher in renewable energy technologies, engineering thermodynamics, and thermal engineering. He is also the Co-Editor of the Book Volume "Biodiesel: from Production to Combustion" which has been published by Springer Nature in 2018 and is on the editorial of Biofuel Research Journal and Frontiers in Energy Research.

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