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Sustainable Biofuels - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128202975

Sustainable Biofuels

1st Edition

Opportunities and Challenges

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Editor: Ramesh Ray
Paperback ISBN: 9780128202975
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st April 2021
Page Count: 352
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Table of Contents

  1. Sustainable biofuels: Opportunities and challenges
    2. Algal Biofuels - Technologies, Scope, Opportunities and Applications
    3. Biotechnological advances in lignocellulosic bioethanol production: Global Scenario
    4. Recent advancements in biofuels production with a special attention to fungi
    5. Advances in biofuels and bioproducts from lignin
    6. Process consolidation approaches for cellulosic ethanol production
    7. Halophytes, the non-conventional crop as source of biofuel production
    8. Advances, Challenges and Opportunities in Genetic Engineering for Biofuels Production
    9. Production of renewable aviation fuel at industrial scale: Opportunities and challenges
    10. Biogas, Bio hydrogen and Polyhydroxyalkanoates Production from Organic Waste in the Circular Economy Context
    11. Advanced and Sustainable Biodiesel Fuels: Technologies and Applications
    12. An Insight into Bio waste-derived Biocatalyst for Biodiesel Production
    13. Lignocellulosic and algal Biobutanol: Current technologies, challenges and potential solutions
    14. A re-look on the biofuels: How can industrial processes underpin the drive for sustainable development?
    15. Effects of public policies on the sustainability of the biofuels value chain


Sustainable Biofuels, Volume 2 of the Applied Biotechnology Series, explores the state-of-the-art in research and applied technology for the conversion of all types of biofuels. Its chapters span a broad spectrum of knowledge, from fundamentals and technical aspects to optimization, combinations, economics and environmental aspects. They cover various facets of research, production and commercialization of bioethanol, biodiesel, biomethane, biohydrogen, biobutanol and biojet fuel.

This book discusses biochemical, thermochemical and hydrothermal conversion of unconventional feedstocks, including the role of biotechnology applications to achieve efficiency and competitiveness. Through case studies, techno-economic analysis and sustainability assessment, including life cycle assessment, it goes beyond technical aspects to provides actual resources for better decision-making during the development of commercially viable technology by researchers, PhD students and practitioners in the field of bioenergy. It is also a useful resource for those in adjacent areas, such as biotechnology, industrial microbiology, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, and sustainability science, who are working on solutions for the bioeconomy. The ability to compare different technologies and their outcome that this book provides is also beneficial for energy analysts, consultants, planners and policy-makers.

The Applied Biotechnology Series highlights current development and research in biotechnology-related fields, combining in single-volume works the theoretical aspects and real-world applications for better decision-making.

Key Features

  • Covers current technologies and advancements in biochemical, thermochemical and hydrothermal conversion methods for production of various types of biofuels from conventional and non-conventional feedstock
  • Examines biotechnology processes, including genetic engineering of microorganisms and substrates, applied to biofuel production
  • Bridges the gap between technology development and prospects of commercialization of bioprocesses, including policy and economics of biofuel production, biofuel value chains, and how to accomplish cost-competitive results and sustainable development


Researchers, graduate students and engineering professionals in the field of bioenergy, biotechnology, industrial microbiology, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, and sustainability science


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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