Advances and Developments in Biobutanol Production

Advances and Developments in Biobutanol Production

1st Edition - November 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Juan Segovia-Hernandez, Shuvashish Behera, Eduardo Sanchez-Ramirez
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323911788

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Advances and Developments in Biobutanol Production is a comprehensive reference on the production and purification of biobutanol, from the fundamentals to the latest advances. Focusing on selection of biomass, choice of pretreatments, biochemistry and design of fermentation, purification and biofuel application, the book also provides details on biorefinery design, lifecycle analysis, and offers perspectives on future developments. Through detailed analysis, chapters show readers how to overcome the challenges associated with the correct selection of raw material and adequate biomass pretreatment, the selection of microorganisms for fermenting biomass sugars, the purification of effluent coming from fermentation, and the high energy demands of production. Solutions are supported by step-by-step guidance on methodologies and processes, with lab and industry-scale case studies providing real-world examples of their implementation. This book provides readers with a unique and comprehensive reference on the production of biobutanol for biofuel that will be of interest to graduates, researchers and professionals involved in bioenergy and renewable energy.

Key Features

  • Presents a holistic approach to the production and purification of biobutanol and its use as the high-value bioproduct
  • Provides solutions to the major challenges and bottlenecks in biobutanol production, including feedstock, pretreatment, purification, fermentation, high energy demand and recover costs
  • Offers step-by-step guidance on processes and procedures and describes their applications alongside real-world case studies


PhD students, researchers, and industry practitioners working in the field of bioenergy and renewable energy, PhD students and researchers working in the fields of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, and Microbiology

Table of Contents

  • 1. Present and Future in Bioprocess Engineering
    2. Bio-butanol: Scope, significance and applications
    3. Importance of pretreatment on fermentative bio-butanol production
    4. Insights into Metabolic Engineering Approaches for Enhanced Biobutanol Production
    5. Bio-butanol from food crops
    6. Green Analysis of bio-butanol production from various feedstocks
    7. Lignocellulosic bio-butanol production: Challenges and solution
    8. Biobutanol from agricultural residues: Technology and economics
    9. Biobutanol from agricultural and solid wastes, techno-economic and life cycle analysis
    10. Current status and perspective on algal biomass-based bio-butanol production
    11. ABE fermentation products recovery: Challenges and opportunities
    12. Methods for bio-butanol production and purification
    13. Novel approaches towards bio-butanol production from renewable feedstocks
    14. Alternative applications in biobutanol production
    15. Developments in biobutanol industrial production

Product details

  • No. of pages: 380
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2022
  • Published: November 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323911788

About the Editors

Juan Segovia-Hernandez

Prof. Juan Gabriel Segovia-Hernandez is Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Guanajuato, Mexico. He has expertise in synthesis, design and optimization of (bio) processes. He has contributed to defining systematic methodologies to find, in a complete way, optimum sustainable and green processes for the production of several commodities. He also applied his methodologies to the production of biofuels and Bio-Based Building Blocks. He has published more than 120 papers in high impact, indexed journals, 3 books with prestigious international publishers and three patent registers. In addition, he acts as a reviewer for over 25 top journals in chemical engineering, energy, and applied chemistry. For the pioneering work and remarkable achievements in his area of scientific research, he was the National President of Mexican Academy of Chemical Engineerings (2013-2015). He is also Associate Editor of Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification Journal.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Guanajuato, Mexico

Shuvashish Behera

Dr. Shuvashish Behera is a Scientist in the Department of Alcohol Technology and Biofuels at Vasantdada Sugar Institute, Pune, India. He obtained his Master and Ph.D degree in Microbiology, based on bioprocessing for ethanol production, and then worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in a MNRE funded project entitled “Process development for bioethanol production from agricultural residues, Phase-I: Development of process for co-fermentation of hexose and pentose sugars of agricultural residues”. He has also worked as project PI cum Young Scientist in a DST-SERB funded project entitled “Process development for enhanced biobutanol production using butanol-tolerant isolate” at SSS-National Institute of Bio-Energy, Punjab, India. He has also worked as the Associate Professor at Chandigarh University, Punjab, India. He has more than 13 years of research experience in liquid biofuels like bioethanol and biobutanol. He has more than 40 publications in different reputed National and International Journals and books, and has recently filed a provisional patent. His areas of interests are bioenergy, bioprocess engineering, enzyme technology and bioconversion of different feed-stocks to biofuels.

Affiliations and Expertise

Scientist, Department of Alcohol Technology and Biofuels, Vasantdada Sugar Institute, Pune, India

Eduardo Sanchez-Ramirez

Prof. Eduardo Sanchez-Ramirez is Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Guanajuato, Mexico. Through his academic development, he has gained considerable experience in the area of synthesis, design, simulation, control and optimization of chemical processes. Currently published contributions focus on the production of biofuels and base chemicals in the chemical industry. He has currently published more than 25 articles in indexed journals, 6 book chapters from renowned publishers and has registered 2 patents. He acts as a reviewer of indexed journals in the area of energy and chemical engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Guanajuato, Mexico

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