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Bioenergy for Sustainability and Security

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  • Solves open problems in the analysis and structure of global energy security
  • Clarifies the differences between conventional energy and renewable biomass energy
  • Explains how to commercialize sustainable microbial biomass energy resources
  • Illustrates the complete process of biomass renewable energy technology

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About this book

This book discusses the generation of green energy, providing fundamental scientific information on the availability of sustainable biological resources. It addresses inter- and multidisciplinary topics, including policies and strategies for sustainable energy; the environment and advanced renewable energy technology; electricity generation through solid waste management; and direct electricity generation using microbial fuel cells. It examines the application of the principles and quantitative relationships that define the process – as an effective technique to teach applied aspects of biomass energy technology conversion.  In addition, it describes the latest commercialisation of microbial fuel cell technologies, bio-diesel production from microalgae, fermentation technology based on biobutanol from bacteria, and direct ethanol production from microalgae with attractive illustrations and models developed by corporate sectors.

Authors and Affiliations

  • Amity University, Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Noida, India

    Basanta Kumara Behera, Ajit Varma

About the authors

Dr. Basanta Kumara Behera is a multinational corporate adviser for specialty chemicals production and design. Before joining a multinational company in 2009, he was a Professor of Biotechnology at three distinguished Indian universities where he had regularly been associated with teaching and research post-graduate courses on topics in bio-energy management and biomass processing technology since 1978. His works on hydrogen fuel-cell and microbial transformation of region-specific complex botanical molecules have appeared in international repute journals. He has authored several books including 2 titles with Dr. Varma.

Dr. Ajit Varma is Distinguished Scientist and Professor of Eminence at Amity Institute of Microbial Technology and Vice Chairman of Amity Science, Technology and Innovation Foundation (ASTIF) of Amity University Uttar Pradesh. Prior to this, he served as Professor of Microbial Technology at the School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal University until 2004. He contributed to over 300 research articles in national and international journals. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the series Soil Biology published by Springer-Verlag and has co-edited/co-authored several books published by Springer, including two titles with Dr. Behera.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Bioenergy for Sustainability and Security

  • Authors: Basanta Kumara Behera, Ajit Varma

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  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Energy, Energy (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi, India 2019

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-96537-6Published: 12 December 2018

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-96538-3Published: 29 November 2018

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVIII, 377

  • Number of Illustrations: 169 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour

  • Additional Information: Jointly published with Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi, India

  • Topics: Renewable and Green Energy, Waste Management/Waste Technology, Applied Microbiology, Sustainable Development, Energy Security

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