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Sustainable Biotechnology

Sources of Renewable Energy

Singh, Om V., Harvey, Steven P. (Eds.)

2010, XVII, 323 p.

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  • Provides an in-depth understanding of renewable sources of bioenergy and other value-added products derived from these resources
  • Discusses technological applications of molecular biology in bioenergy
  • Gives perspectives of Bioenergy and bio-products
  • Investigates the use of extremophiles for extremolyte production

Nature offers abundant renewable resources that can be used to replace fossil fuels but issues of cost, technology readiness levels, and compatibility with existing distribution networks remain. Cellulosic ethanol and biodiesel are the most immediately obvious target fuels, with hydrogen, methane and butanol as other potentially viable products.

Sustainable Biotechnology; Sources of Renewable Energy draws on the vast body of knowledge about renewable resources for biofuel research, with the aim to bridge the technology gap and focus on critical aspects of lignocellulosic biomolecules and the respective mechanisms regulating their bioconversion to liquid fuels and other value-added products . This book is a collection of outstanding research reports and reviews elucidating several broad-ranging areas of progress and challenges in the utilization of sustainable resources of renewable energy, especially in biofuels.

This ground-breaking book comes just at a time when governments and industries are accelerating their efforts in the exploration of alternative energy resources, with expectations of the establishment of long-term sustainable alternatives to petroleum-based liquid fuels. Apart from liquid fuel this book also emphasizes the use of sustainable resources for value-added products, which may help in revitalizing the biotechnology industry at a broader scale. This book offers scientists and graduate students involved in biofuel research, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, a comprehensive review of the basic literature and advanced research methodologies of this exciting field..

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Biobutanol - Biofuels - Fermentation - Transport - biodiesel - bioenergy - biofuel - biogas - biotechnology

Related subjects » Biomedical Sciences - Biotechnology - Energy Technology - Microbiology

Table of contents 

Applications of Biotechnology for the Utilization of Renewable Energy Resources Om V. Singh and Steven P. Harvey Chapter 1 Heat and mass transport in processing of lignocellulosic biomass for fuels and chemicals Sridhar Viamajala, Bryon S. Donohoe, Stephen R. Decker, Todd B. Vinzant, Michael J. Selig, Michael E. Himmel, and Melvin P. Tucker Chapter 2 Biofuels from Lignocellulosic Biomass Xiaorong Wu, James McLaren, Ron Madl and Donghai Wang Chapter 3 Environmentally Sustainable Biofuels – The Case for Biodiesel, Biobutanol and Cellulosic Ethanol Palligarnai T. Vasudevan, Michael D. Gagnon and Michael S. Briggs Chapter 4 Biotechnological Applications of Hemicellulosic Derived Sugars: State-of-the-art Anuj K. Chandel, Om V. Singh and L.Venkateswar Rao Chapter 5 Tactical Garbage to Energy Refinery (TGER) James J. Valdes and Jerry B. Warner Chapter 6 Production of Methane Biogas as Fuel through Anaerobic Digestion Zhongtang Yu and Floyd L. Schanbacher Chapter 7 Waste to renewable energy: a sustainable and green approach towards production of biohydrogen by acidogenic fermentation S. Venkata Mohan Chapter 8 Bacterial communities in various conditions of the composting reactor revealed by 16S rDNA clone analysis and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis Keiko Watanabe, Norio Nagao, Tatsuki Toda and Norio Kurosawa Chapter 9 Perspectives on Bioenergy and Biofuels Elinor L. Scott, A. Maarten J. Kootstra and Johan P.M. Sanders Chapter 10 Perspectives on Chemicals from Renewable Resources Elinor L. Scott, Johan P.M. Sanders and Alexander Steinbüchel Chapter 11 Microbial Lactic Acid Production from Renewable Resources Yebo Li and Fengjie Cui Chapter 12 Microbial production of potent phenolic-antioxidants through solid state fermentation SilviaMartins, Diego Mercado, Marco Mata-Gómez, Luis Rodriguez, Antonio Aguilera-Carbo, Raul Rodriguez and Cristóbal N. Aguilar Chapter 13 Photoautotrophic production of astaxanthin by the microalga Haematococcus pluvialis Esperanza Del Río, F. Gabriel Acién and Miguel G. Guerrero Chapter 14 Enzymatic Synthesis of Heparin Renpeng Liu and Jian Liu Chapter 15 Extremophiles: Sustainable resource of natural compounds-Extremolytes Raj Kumar, Dev Dutt Patel, Deen Dayal Bansal, Saurabh Mishra, Anis Mohammed, Rajesh Arora, Ashok Sharma, R.K. Sharma and Rajendra Prasad Tripathi

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