Bioethanol Production from Food Crops - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128137666, 9780128137673

Bioethanol Production from Food Crops

1st Edition

Sustainable Sources, Interventions, and Challenges

Editors: Ramesh Ray S Ramachandran
eBook ISBN: 9780128137673
Paperback ISBN: 9780128137666
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 29th August 2018
Page Count: 460
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Bioethanol Production from Food Crops: Sustainable Sources, Interventions and Challenges comprehensively covers the global scenario of ethanol production from both food and non-food crops and other sources. The book guides readers through the balancing of the debate on food vs. fuel, giving important insights into resource management and the environmental and economic impact of this balance between demands. Sections cover Global Bioethanol from Food Crops and Forest Resource, Bioethanol from Bagasse and Lignocellulosic wastes, Bioethanol from algae, and Economics and Challenges, presenting a multidisciplinary approach to this complex topic.

As biofuels continue to grow as a vital alternative energy source, it is imperative that the proper balance is reached between resource protection and human survival. This book provides important insights into achieving that balance.

Key Features

  • Presents technological interventions in ethanol production, from plant biomass, to food crops
  • Addresses food security issues arising from bioethanol production
  • Identifies development bottlenecks and areas where collaborative efforts can help develop more cost-effective technology


Agricultural Science Researchers, academicians, graduate and post-graduate students, agribusiness practitioners, socio-economists

Table of Contents

Section I. Bioethanol: Global Overview
Section II. Bioethanol from Food Crops and Forest Resource
Section III. Bioethanol from Bagasse and Lignocellulosic wastes
Section IV. Bioethnaol from algae
Section V. Economics and Challenges


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About the Editor

Ramesh Ray

Dr. Ramesh C. Ray is a Principal Scientist of Microbiology of ICAR's Central Tuber Crops Research Institute. He is the editor of 12 books and author of 130 research and review articles. His research interests in Bio-process technology include bio-ethanol from starchy crops, sweet potato and cassava; simultaneous saccharification and fermentation; development of recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain with hexose and pentose sugar fermenting ability; Industrial Biotechnology, Bioprocess Engineering, Enzyme Technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Scientist (Microbiology), ICAR - Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Bhubaneswar, India

S Ramachandran

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Dubai Campus, Dubai International Academic City, Dubai, UAE

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