Biomass Conversion

The Interface of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Materials Science

  • Chinnappan Baskar
  • Shikha Baskar
  • Ranjit S. Dhillon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Maneesha Pande, Ashok N. Bhaskarwar
    Pages 1-90
  3. A. K. Kurchania
    Pages 91-122
  4. Marcel Lucas, Gregory L. Wagner, Kirk D. Rector
    Pages 145-186
  5. Bartosz Rozmysłowicz, Päivi Mäki-Arvela, Dmitry Yu. Murzin
    Pages 199-220
  6. Manish Kumar, Kalyan Gayen
    Pages 221-236
  7. Paula C. Rodrigues Pinto, Eduardo A. Borges da Silva, Alírio E. Rodrigues
    Pages 381-420
  8. Rakesh Kumar Sharma, Alok Adholeya, Aditi Puri, Manab Das
    Pages 435-457
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 459-465

About this book


The consumption of petroleum has surged during the 20th century, at least partially because of the rise of the automobile industry. Today, fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas provide more than three quarters of the world's energy. Unfortunately, the growing demand for fossil fuel resources comes at a time of diminishing reserves of these nonrenewable resources. The worldwide reserves of oil are sufficient to supply energy and chemicals for only about another 40 years, causing widening concerns about rising oil prices. The use of biomass to produce energy is only one form of renewable energy that can be utilized to reduce the impact of energy production and use on the global environment. Biomass can be converted into three main products such as energy, biofuels and fine chemicals using a number of different processes. Today, it is a great challenge for researchers to find new environmentally benign methodology for biomass conversion, which are industrially profitable as well. This book focuses on the conversion of biomass to biofuels, bioenergy and fine chemicals with the interface of biotechnology, microbiology, chemistry and materials science. An international scientific authorship summarizes the state-of-the-art of the current research and gives an outlook on future developments.


Bioconversion Bioenergy Biofuels Biomass Fine chemicals Microbial production of biofuels Renewable energy Renewable phenolics

Editors and affiliations

  • Chinnappan Baskar
    • 1
  • Shikha Baskar
    • 2
  • Ranjit S. Dhillon
    • 3
  1. 1., Dept. of Environmental Engineering and BMyongji UniversityYonginKorea, Republic of (South Korea)
  2. 2., THDC Institute of HydropowerUttarakhand Technical UniversityDehradunIndia
  3. 3., Dept. of ChemistryPunjab Agricultural UniversityLudhianaIndia

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