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Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444643094, 9780444643100

Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering

1st Edition

Sustainable Bioresources for the Emerging Bioeconomy

Editors: Rupam Kataki Ashok Pandey Samir Kumar Khanal Deepak Pant
Paperback ISBN: 9780444643094
eBook ISBN: 9780444643100
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 8th July 2020
Page Count: 536
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Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Sustainable Bioresources for the Emerging Bioeconomy outlines recent advances in bioenergy, biorefinery and the bioeconomy, an essential element for a 21st century bio-based society. The book provides information on biomass and various conversion technologies with different parameters that affect the conversion process. Sections cover different bioproducts, biorefinery systems, energy and greenhouse gas emission balances of bioenergy and biorefinery, and environmental and economic footprints of bioeconomy. Finally, different strategies adopted by developed and developing countries for the promotion and implementation of a bioeconomy concept for a bio-based society are systematically covered.

The book provides comprehensive information starting from early progress to the latest trends on bioenergy, biorefinery and bioeconomy with special reference to the developed and the developing countries and the linkage between bioeconomy and climate change mitigation in simple scientific language to appeal to a wider audience.

Key Features

  • Includes the fundamentals and concepts of biomass and bioenergy
  • Outlines recent technology development for biomass conversion
  • Provides concept for different bioproducts
  • Covers global strategies and policies on the development of bioeconomies


Post-graduates students; researchers in Chemical Engineering; Biochemical Engineers; Biotechnologists working in academic institutes; research institutes, industries and governmental agencies; Engineering and Process Engineering compnies; Chemical and waste management plants; and policy makers

Table of Contents

SECTION A: Potential Bioresources

1. Bioresources and their significance: prospects and obstacles

2. Valorization of agricultural wastes for multi-dimensional use

3. Vermicomposting: Earthworms as potent bioresources for biomass conversion

4. Unconventional bioresources and their prospects: focus on spent-straw and biochar

5. Agro-based industrial wastes as potent sources of alternative energy and organic fertilizers

6. Biowaste to Biogas Production: Recent Microbial and Technological Updates

7. Merging the margins for beneficial biofuels: An Indian perspective

8. An evaluation of different climate matrices used in biomass energy research

9. Resource recovery from wastewater: a new approach with alkaline dehydration of urine at source

10. Circular Economy: Transforming Useless Solid-Wastes to Useful Products

SECTION B: Economics of bioresources

11. Industrial Perspective of Food Preservatives from Microbial Origin

12. Gasification Technologies and Their Energy Potentials

SECTION C: Economic sustainability of the bioresources

13. Sustainability analysis of large scale composting of food-wastes

14. Valorization of Municipal Solid Waste in Bio-refineries for the Creation of a Circular Economy: Role of Emerging Technologies

15. Sustainable agriculture, fishery and forestry for a bioeconomy

16. Bio-economy and Environmental Sustainability: A Social, Political and Scientific Nexus Framework for Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment

17. Biomass energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS)

SECTION D: Alternative approaches in bioeconomy of bioresources

18. Ayurveda and its role in Indian bioeconomy

19. Bio-village as a model for bioeconomy

20. Aquaponics for Resource Recovery and Organic Food Productions

21. Traditional bioeconomy versus modern technology-based bioeconomy


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About the Editors

Rupam Kataki

Dr Rupam Kataki is a Professor in the Department of Energy, Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam, India. He is currently heading the Department. His major research interests are in the fields of utilization of bioresources for biofuels and biomaterials. Dr Kataki has 134 publications, which includes 2 books, 20 book chapters, 41 original research papers, 06 conference full papers and 65 conference publications. He has been an editorial board members of Journal of Biofuels and Bioenergy, International Journal of Energy and Power, International Journal of Renewable Energy Development, Review Editor of Frontiers in Environmental Science. He has been a reviewer of about 30 journals and was Top Reviewer of the journal, Bioresource Technology in the 2017. He has already completed a number of nationally and Internationally collaborative research projects, notable among them is SAHYOG, an Indo-EU project jointly funded by DST and EU under Seventh Framework Programme of EU. He has been a regular proposal reviewer of Government of India’s Department of Science and Technology, DSIR, CSIR-NISTADS. He has been supervising PhD and Master of Technology (MTech) students and has so guided two PhD student and 27 MTech thesis.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Energy, Tezpur University

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

Samir Kumar Khanal

Dr. Samir Kumar Khanal is a Professor of Biological Engineering at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Previously, he was a post-doctoral research associate and Research Assistant Professor at Iowa State University for 6 years. Dr. Khanal obtained Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with a focus in Environmental Biotechnology from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong in 2002. He obtained in M.S. in environmental engineering from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand in 1997. Dr. Khanal is a leading researcher, internationally in the field of anaerobic digestion, waste-to-resources and environmental biotechnology. Dr. Khanal, to date, has published over 90 refereed papers in high quality international journals. He also delivered over 90 keynote/invited presentation internationally. In addition, he also wrote and published a book entitled “Anaerobic Biotechnology for Bioenergy Production: Principles and Applications” (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008). Dr. Khanal edited another book, as the Lead Editor, entitled “Bioenergy and Biofuel from Biowastes and Biomass” (American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2010). Both books have become the best-sellers in the respective field. Recently he also published a bioenergy textbook entitled Bioenergy: Principles and Application (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016). He has supervised 11 Ph.D., 16 M.S., 17 undergraduate and 12 high school students, 13 post-docs and 14 visiting scholars. Dr. Khanal is also an editorial board member of the highly prestigious international journal, Bioresource Technology and Korean Journal of Environmental Engineering. He is also a recipient of CTAHR Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research (2016), University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Khanal is a professional engineer (environmental engineering) in the state of Iowa.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI, USA

Deepak Pant

Deepak Pant is a Senior Scientist at the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), Belgium, currently working on electrosynthesis and resource recovery, specifically, the design and optimization of (bio)electrochemical systems for CO2 conversion and microbial electrosynthesis. He has 5 books (published by Elsevier, Springer and CRC Press), 6 Patent, 138 peer-reviewed publications with >10500 citations (h-index 59) and 35 book chapters to his credit. He is a member of several scientific communities including ISMET, RSC, ISE, BES, BRSI, IFIBiop and AMI. He is the Editor of Elsevier journal ‘Bioresource Technology Reports’ and serves as Editorial board member for the Journals: ‘Bioresource Technology’, ‘ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering’, ‘iScience’, ‘Biofuel Research Journal’, ‘World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology’ and ‘Molecules’.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Scientist, Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), Belgium

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