Microbial Energy Conversion Technology

  • Basanta Kumara Behera
  • Ajit Varma


The green energy production begins with the photosynthetic fixation of CO2 into biomass and subsequent conversion of biomass by using microbes as biological catalyst to produce biofuels like ethanol, methane, hydrogen, biodiesel, relatively free from hazardous gases like any oxide of carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur. In addition, it has also been explained how the policymakers boost the nonconventional biofuels by implementing special laws to enforce in auto industries. This has been nicely narrated with some historical facts and figures to convince readers the positive impact of biofuels in public life. Present strategies on various types of biofuel production at commercial level have been depicted with facts and figures to convince the readers of the immediate possibility of exploiting sustainable microbial resources for successful utilization to manufacture green energy.


Fossil Fuel Diesel Engine Microbial Fuel Cell Pulse Electric Field Treatment Algal Biofuel 
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  • Basanta Kumara Behera
    • 1
  • Ajit Varma
    • 1
  1. 1.Amity Institute of Microbial TechnologyAmity University Uttar PradeshNoidaIndia

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