Biomass, Biofuels, Biochemicals

Biomass, Biofuels, Biochemicals

Advances in Enzyme Technology

1st Edition - January 31, 2019

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  • Editors: Ram Sarup Singh, Reeta Rani Singhania, Ashok Pandey, Christian Larroche
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780444641144
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444641151

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Biomass, Biofuels and Biochemicals: Advances in Enzyme Technology provides state-of-the-art information on the fundamental aspects and current perspectives in enzyme technology to graduate students, postgraduates and researchers working in industry and academia. The book provides information about the use of enzyme technology as an important tool for biotechnological processes, including food, feed, fuels, textiles, paper, energy and environmental applications. The search for improvements in existing enzyme-catalyzed processes dictates the need to update information on various enzyme technologies. The book gives a snapshot of current practice and research in the area of enzyme technology.

Key Features

  • Includes current and emerging technologies for the development of novel enzyme catalysis
  • Outlines immobilized enzymes and their implications
  • Refers to enzymes as diagnostic tools
  • Includes metabolic engineering principles for improving industrial enzymes


Academics and researchers at graduate and postgraduate level in Chemical and Process Engineering, Environmental science, Sustainability analysis, Electrochemistry, Materials science, Biotechnology, Microbiology, and Molecular biology

Table of Contents

  • 1. Microbial enzymes: An overview
    2. Purification of enzymes
    3. Enzyme kinetics and modelling of enzymatic systems
    4. Thermodynamics of enzyme catalyzed reaction
    5. Enzymatic biocatalysis in chemical transformations: A promising and emerging field in green chemistry
    6. Current and emerging technologies for the development of novel enzyme catalysis
    7. Industrial applications of multistep enzyme reactions
    8. Enzyme nanocarriers
    9. Immobilized enzymes and their implications
    10. Enzyme based biosensors and their applications
    11. Enzymes as diagnostic tools
    12. Enzymes as analytical tools for the assessment of food quality and food safety
    13. Metabolic engineering for the improvement of industrial enzymes
    14. Enzyme engineering
    15. Recombinant enzymes in food and pharmaceutical industry
    16. Tailoring of industrial enzymes
    17. Metagenomics and the search for industrial enzymes
    18. Bioinformatics of industrial enzymes
    19. Enzymes: Emerging trends and future perspectives
    20. Global market scenario of industrial enzymes

Product details

  • No. of pages: 524
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: January 31, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780444641144
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444641151

About the Editors

Ram Sarup Singh

Dr Ram Sarup Singh is Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Punjabi University, Patiala, India. He obtained PhD (Biotechnology) from Punjabi University, Patiala. He is working in the areas of Industrial Biotechnology. His current research works include production of industrial enzymes, glycoproteins, biopolymers, organic acids, ethanol etc. The major focus is to develop processes for the production and purification of various metabolites and industrial enzymes/glycoproteins. He is recipient of many national and international awards which include INSA Visiting Scientist, MASHAV-UNESCO Fellowship, Israel and Fellow of Biotech Research Society, India. He was also Visiting Professor, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPLF), Switzerland. He has published 125 research and review papers, 3 books, 30 book chapters and 50 popular articles. He has two Indian Patents in his credit. He is also on the editorial board of international journals. He was Guest Editor of Biologia (2012), Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research (2012) and Indian Journal of Experimental Biology (2012).

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Biotechnology, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India

Reeta Rani Singhania

Dr Reeta Rani Singhania is a DBT- Bioscience Energy Overseas Fellow working at the Center for Advanced Bioenergy Research, IOCL R&D, Faridabad, India. Dr. Singhania obtained PhD in Biotechnology from the Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, India. She has worked at CSIR-NIIST, Trivandrum, India; EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland and Universite Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France. Her major research interest is in the areas of microbial and enzyme technologies, with current focus on biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass. She has 83 publications, which include 32 papers and 19 book chapters, with >3100 citations and h-index of 21 (Google scholar). She is the recipient of Elsevier Best Paper award in 2007, AU-CBT Excellence award of BRSI in 2008 and IFIBiop Young Scientist award for the year 2013. She has been conferred Best Reviewer certificate from Bioresource Technology journal for two years. She has served as guest editor of Renewable Energy journal for a special issue. She is editorial board member of Biofuel Research Journal. She has received Bioresource Technology, Elsevier Most Cited Paper award for the year 2015. She has received prestigious ‘DBT- Energy Bioscience Overseas Fellowship’ from the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India to work on Bioenergy in India.

Affiliations and Expertise

Center for Advanced Bioenergy Research, IOCL R&D, Faridabad, India

Ashok Pandey

Ashok Pandey
Professor Ashok Pandey is currently Distinguished Scientist at the Centre for Innovation and Translational Research, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India and Executive Director (Honorary) at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability – India. Formerly, he was Eminent Scientist at the Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing, Mohali and Chief Scientist & Head of Biotechnology Division and Centre for Biofuels at CSIR’s National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Trivandrum. His major research and technological development interests are industrial & environmental biotechnology and energy biosciences, focusing on biomass to biofuels & chemicals, waste to wealth & energy, industrial enzymes, etc. Professor Pandey is Adjunct/Visiting Professor/Scientist in universities in France, Brazil, Canada, China, Korea, South Africa, and Switzerland and also in several universities several in India. He has ~1425 publications/communications, which include 16 patents, 90 books, >700 papers and book chapters, etc with h index of 105 and ~48,800 citations (Goggle scholar). He has transferred several technologies to industries and has done industrial consultancy for about a dozen projects for Indian/international industries. Professor Pandey is the recipient of many national and international awards and honours, which include Highest Cited Researcher (Top 1% in the world), Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science (2020, 2019 & 2018); Top scientist in Biotechnology (#1 in India and #8 in the world), Stanford University world ranking (2020); Fellow, World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies (2020); Fellow, Indian Chemical Society (2020); Distinguished Scientist, VDGOOD Professional Association, India (2020); Distinguished Professor of Eminence with global impact in the area of Biotechnology, Precious Cornerstone University, Nigeria (2020); IconSWM Life-time Achievement Award 2019, International Society for Solid Waste Management, KIIT, Bhubaneshwar, India (2019); Yonsei Outstanding Scholar, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (2019); Life-Time Achievement Award from the Biotech Research Society, India (2018); Life-Time Achievement Award from Venus International Research Awards (2018), Most Outstanding Researcher Award from Career360 (2018), Life-Time Achievement Award from the International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (2017); Fellow, Royal Society of Biology, UK (2016); Felow, International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (2016); Academician of European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Austria (2015); Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, India (2012); Fellow, Association of Microbiologists of India (2008); Honorary Doctorate degree from Univesite Blaise Pascal, France (2007); Fellow, International Organization of Biotechnology and Bioengineering (2007); Thomson Scientific India Citation Laureate Award, USA (2006); Fellow, the Biotech Research Society, India (2005); UNESCO Professor (2000); Raman Research Fellowship Award, CSIR (1995); GBF, Germany and CNRS, France Fellowships (1992) and Young Scientist Award (1989), etc. Professor Pandey is Founder President of the Biotech Research Society, India (; Founder & International Coordinator of International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses, France (, Chairman of the International Society for Energy, Environment & Sustainability (, Editor-in-chief of Bioresource Technology (, Honorary Executive Advisor of Journal of Energy and Environmental Sustainability (, Journal of Systems Microbiology and Biomanufacturing (, Journal of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (, Subject Editor, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, India ( and Associate Editor, Biologia – Section Cellular and Molecular Biology ( and editorial board member of several international and Indian journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Distinguished Scientist, Centre for Innovation and Translational Research, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India

Christian Larroche

Prof. Christian Larroche is Director of Polytech Clermont-Ferrand, a graduate school of engineering of University Clermont-Auvergne, France. He is also member of the research laboratory Institut Pascal and of the laboratory of excellence ImobS3 at the same university. He has strong research skills and expertise in the area of applied microbiology and biochemical engineering. He is author of 220 documents, including 114 articles, three patents, 15 book chapters and 24 co-editions of books or journal special issues. He is member of French Society for Process Engineering (SFGP), French Society of Biotechnology and European Federation of Chemical Engineering. He is administrator of IBA-IFIBiop and editor of Bioresource Technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Laboratory, Institute Pascal, University Clermont Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand, France

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