Valorization of Biomass to Bioproducts

Valorization of Biomass to Bioproducts

Organic Acids and Biofuels

1st Edition - August 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Vijai Kumar Gupta, Maria Tuohy, Quang Nguyen, Rajeev Bhat, Pramod Ramteke
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128228883

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Valorization of Biomass to Bioproducts: Organic Acids and Biofuels focuses on recent technological developments and related challenges surrounding the bioprocessing of biomass for important organic acids and biofuels (waste to energy) for industrial applications. Chapters present information on biomass as a source for fermentation to produce important organic acids and next generation biofuels. Additionally, the book includes chapters on the role of synthetic/systems biology and metabolic engineering in producing these valuable biomolecules of industrial interest.

Key Features

  • Consolidates the most recent research on the developments of organic acids from biomass
  • Highlights the applications of organic acids across various industries
  • Discusses a wide range of biotechnologies for biofuel production
  • Covers recent challenges in biomass to biofuels and lifecycle analysis


Bioengineers, biotechnologist, (bio)chemical engineers, bio-entrepreneurs and biochemists and related. Students of undergraduate, postgraduate courses, researchers and microbiologist

Table of Contents

  • Section 1: Organic Acids
    1. 3-hydroxypropionic acid
    2. Acetic acid
    3. Alpha-linolenic acid
    4. Carboxylic acids
    5. Citric acid
    6. Itaconic acid
    7. Lactic acid
    8. Levulinic acid
    9. Poly-γ-glutamic acid (γ-PGA)
    10. Propionic acid
    11. Pyruvic acid

    Section 2. Biofuels and Bio-oil
    1. Alkane biofuels
    2. Biobutanol
    3. Biodiesel
    4. Bioethanol
    5. Biohydrogen
    6. Biomethane
    7. Butanediol
    8. Enhanced AD
    9. Syngas

Product details

  • No. of pages: 462
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2023
  • Published: August 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128228883

About the Editors

Vijai Kumar Gupta

Vijai K. Gupta has previously worked as- Senior Scientist, ERA Chair VALORTECH, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia; Senior Scientist, ERA Chair Green Chemistry, Tallinn Technical University, Estonia and Senior Researcher, Molecular Glycobiotechnology Group Department of Biochemistry. NUI Galway Ireland. Currently, he working as Professor (Associate) of Biochemistry at UM6P University, Morocco. Dr. Gupta’s present work is focused on the development and optimization of novel enzyme-based bioconversion systems for biorefining and bioenergy, bioactive natural products and biomass to bioproduct valorisation using microbial technologies. He has 122 publications with h-index 36 and RG Score 41.25

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, AgroBioSciences (AgBS) and Chemical and Biochemical Sciences (CBS) Department, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), Benguerir, Morocco

Maria Tuohy

Dr. Maria G. Tuohy is the Head of the Molecular Glycobiotechnology Research Group, Department of Biochemistry, School of Natural Sciences, NUI Galway which has developed a strong track record in Glycobiotechnology and Enzyme Biotechnology. She has more than 20 years experience in the molecular biochemistry, genetics and biotechnology of fungi, with a special interest in thermophilic ascomycetes and the characterization of these fungi as cell factories for protein production, including novel thermostable enzymes/enzyme systems. Dr. Tuohy and her group have developed patented enzyme-based technologies for key bioenergy and biorefinery applications from terrestrial and marine biomass and wastes, including 3rd generation feedstocks. The group also investigates the use of enzymes for the recovery and selective modification of high-value biochemicals and plant carbohydrate-derived bioactives (‘Glycobioengineering’). Dr. Tuohy is a PI in the Energy Research Centre, NUI, Galway and the recently funded national Bioenergy and Biorefinery Competence Centre, is a member of the EU FP7 Biofuels Platform and a national research PhytoNetwork. Dr. Tuohy has been a visiting researcher in RUGhent, Belgium and BSH Institut fur Holzchemie, Hamburg. Dr. Tuohy is author of ~132 research publications, including refereed publications, book chapters, conference papers poster/short communications. She is also a reviewer for international journals and funding agencies and several books as co-editor- Springer Science Publisher, USA; CRC Press, Taylor and Francis, USA; Germany; Nova Science Publisher, USA and Elsevier Press, USA (under Progress) with Dr. V. K. Gupta

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of the Molecular Glycobiotechnology Research Group, Department of Biochemistry, School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Quang Nguyen

Dr Quang D. Nguyen is a full professor of food science and biochemical engineering at the Institute of Bioengineering and Process Control, Faculty of Food Science, Szent Istvan University (formerly Corvinus University of Budapest). He holds PhD in Food Biotechnology from Szent István University (Hungary) since 2003. He is leader of Biochemical engineering education programme in the University. His main research focused on the development of bioprocess, bioconversion and application of these technologies in food and feed, renewable bioenergy, utilisation of biomass. His research area is also extended to development of tools for tracing Protected Geographical Indication (GPI) products. He is key person in many national and international research projects related to field of biotechnology (agricultural, food and environmental biotechnology). Quang D. Nguyen has published numerous papers in scientific journals such as Journal of Cleaner Production, Biomass and Bioenergy, Chemosphere, Process Biochemistry, Bioprocess and Bioproducts Engineering, Enzyme and Microbial Technology, Food Technology and Biotechnology, Acta Alimentaria, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Biotechnology Letters, Journal of Biotechnology, Bioresource Technology etc. as well as held some book chapters on hand.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Food Science and Biochemical Engineering, Institute of Bioengineering and Process Control, Faculty of Food Science, Szent Istvan University (formerly Corvinus University of Budapest), Budapest, Hungary

Rajeev Bhat

Rajeev Bhat Rajeev Bhat is a professor and the ERA Chair holder in Food By-products Valorization Technologies (VALORTECH) at the Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu, EU. He has an extensive research and teaching experience of more than 20 years in the field of agri-food technology, with research expertise focusing on various issues pertaining to sustainable food production and food security. He holds international work experiences in South Korea, India, Malaysia, Germany, Fiji Islands, and now in Estonia. To date, he has nearly 250 research articles published in ISI based journals and as refereed book chapters; has edited seven and authored one book; is on the editorial board of leading International journals; has been a scientific committee/advisory board member and an invited speaker in various international conferences. His name now figures in the World’s top 2% scientists in the field of Food Science & Technology as per the survey done by Stanford University based researchers. He has completed several sponsored research and consultancy projects with funding received from various agencies. Prof. Bhat has also been a visiting professor in many of the renowned universities and is a recipient of several prestigious international awards and recognitions conferred by various institutions of higher learning and research establishments.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and ERA-Chair Holder, Food By-Products Valorization Technologies (VALORTECH), Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu, Estonia

Pramod Ramteke

Field of expertise: Biofuels production, plant biology, microbial technology. Prof. Pramod W. Ramteke is presently Dean of Post Graduate Studies and Heads of Departments of Biological Sciences and Genetics & Plant Breeding at San Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (SHUATS), Allahabad, India. He is elected Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, National Academy of Biological Sciences, The Linean Society of London, Academy of Microbial Sciences India (AMI), The Biotech Research Society of India, Society for Plant Protection Sciences, Mycological Society of India, Uttar Pradesh Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Maharashtra Academy of Sciences, Association for Biotechnology and Pharmacy, Society of Biological Sciences and Rural Development and The Academy of Environmental Biology. He is recipient of J.C. Bose Gold Medal, SCON Memorial Award for Excellence in Science, Dr. J. C. Edward Medal, Prof. K. S. Bilgramy Memorial Award, Er. V. S. Chauhan Gold Medal, Biotechnology Overseas Associateship and International Fellowship by Biotechnology and Biology Research Council, UK. He is member of editorial board of several journals He has been a visiting Scientist to Hacettepe University, Turkey; Institute of Food Research, UK; University of Liege, Belgium; Korea Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea, University of Szeged, Hungary and Hydrobiological Institute, Czech Republic. In addition to three patents, three books and over 150 research papers are to his credit. He has implemented 7 major projects from DBT, DST, CSIR, UPCAR and CST,UP and supervised 21 PhDs and more than 40 PG Thesis/projects. He was a member of 18th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica (1998-99).

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of Departments of Biological Sciences and Genetics & Plant Breeding, Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture Technology and Sciences (Formerly Allahabad Agricultural Institute) Deemed to be University, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

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