Sustainable Bioenergy

Sustainable Bioenergy

Advances and Impacts

1st Edition - May 30, 2019

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  • Editors: Mahendra Rai, Avinash Ingle
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128176559
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128176542

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Sustainable Bioenergy: Advances and Impacts presents a careful overview of advances and promising innovation in the development of various bioenergy technologies. It covers the production of bio-jet fuel, algal biofuels, recent developments in bioprocesses, nanotechnology applications for energy conversion, the role of different catalysts in the production of biofuels, and the impacts of those fuels on society. The book brings together global experts to form a big picture of cutting-edge research in sustainable bioenergy and biofuels. It is an ideal resource for researchers, students, energy analysts and policymakers who will benefit from the book’s overview of impacts and innovative needs.

Key Features

  • Explores the most recent advances in biofuels and related energy systems, including innovations in catalysts and biocatalysts
  • Provides an overview of the impacts of bioenergy and its sustainability aspects
  • Discusses real-life cases of implementation of bioenergy systems on an industrial scale


Engineering researchers in the field of biomass and biofuels, especially chemical, mechanical and environmental engineers. PhD students and engineering practitioners in this field. Bioenergy industry decision makers, energy analysts and policy-makers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Lignocellulosic feedstocks for the production of bioethanol: Availability, structure and composition
    Vaibhav V. Goud
    2. Rural Bio-refinery: A viable solution for Production of fuel and chemicals in Rural India
    Rupam Kataki
    3. Sustainable Bioenergy Development in Africa: Issues, Challenges and the Way Forward
    Abubakar S. Sambo
    4. Biohydrogen Production and Bagasse Gasification Process in the Sugarcane Industry
    Jose Luz Silveira Sr.
    5. Bio jet-fuel production from biomass
    Xuebing Zhao
    6. Bio-oil Production and Upgrading Technology
    Weerawut Chaiwat and Kajornsak Faungnawakij
    7. New Trends in Biogas Production and Utilization
    Kelly J. Dussan
    8. Current challenges and advances in Butanol production
    Pravin Govardhan Suryawanshi
    9. Mesoporous and other type of catalyst for conversion of non-edible oil to bio-gasoline via deoxygenation
    Joon Ching Juan
    10. Third generation biofuels: an overview
    Joao Moreira Neto Sr.
    11. Nano-biocatalytic processes for producing biodiesel from algae
    Mohammad Barati
    12. Impacts of sustainable biofuels production from biomass
    Shiv Prasad and Avinash Ingle
    13. Socio-economic impacts of harnessing the lignocellulose into biofuels
    Avinash Ingle, Mahendra Rai and Indarchand Gupta
    14. The challenges in the regulation of nanotechnology in sustainable production of bioenergy
    Wilson Engelmann

Product details

  • No. of pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: May 30, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128176559
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128176542

About the Editors

Mahendra Rai

Mahendra Rai
Professor Mahendra Rai UGC-BSR Fellow is presently Visiting Professor in Department of Microbiology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland. Formerly he was Headead at the Department of Biotechnology, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University at Amravati, Maharashtra, India. He was Visiting Scientist at different Universities like University of Geneva, Switzerland, Debrecen University, University of Campinas, Brazil, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland. His area of expertise includes microbial biotechnology and nanobiotechnology. His present research interests are application of nanobiotechnology in medicine and agriculture, in particular, the use of metallic nanoparticles as a new generation of antimicrobials. He has published more than 450 research papers in India and abroad. In addition, he has edited/authored more than 65 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology, Amravati University, Amravati, Maharashtra, India

Avinash Ingle

Dr. Avinash P. Ingle has completed his doctoral degree from Department of Biotechnology, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati, Maharashtra (India). He had worked as Research Scientist in the same department from 2013-2016. He has more than 60 research publications, 45 book chapters and 2 books to his credit. He has been awarded travel grants from different Indian funding agencies to present his research work in international conferences held at Malaysia, China, Spain and France. Currently Dr. Ingle is working as Post-Doctoral Fellow at Department of Biotechnology, Engineering School of Lorena -University of São Paulo, Brazil and he is actively engaged in development nanotechnology-based methods for the efficient production of biofuels.

Affiliations and Expertise

Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Biotechnology, Engineering School of Lorena - University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

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